Laura Lee Claywell

28 November 1870–21 January 1964 (Age 93)
Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States

The Life of Laura Lee

When Laura Lee Claywell was born on 28 November 1870, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Claywell, was 38 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Smith, was 36. She married J Riley Williams on 31 July 1889, in St. Francois Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, United States in 1880 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 January 1964, in Flat River, St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Affton, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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J Riley Williams
Laura Lee Claywell
Marriage: 31 July 1889
Lavada Williams
Stella Williams
Horace Williams

Spouse and Children

31 July 1889
St. Francois Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Claywell in Dorset or Claywell Farm in Oxfordshire, named from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + wella ‘stream’, ‘spring’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Laura Claywell in household of Jackson Claywell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Laura Carstens in household of Martin Carstens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura L Carstens in household of Martin C Carstens, "United States Census, 1910"

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