Lauretta Belle Harter

19 September 1870–September 1898 (Age 27)
Long Point, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Lauretta Belle

When Lauretta Belle Harter was born on 19 September 1870, in Long Point, Livingston, Illinois, United States, her father, Josephus Harter, was 31 and her mother, Mary A. Coulter, was 25. She married Wilbern Bernard Dodge on 20 February 1895, in Livingston, Illinois, United States. She lived in Reading, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died in September 1898, at the age of 28.

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Wilbern Bernard Dodge
Lauretta Belle Harter
Marriage: 20 February 1895

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World Events (8)

Age 1
In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 11
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 German (also Härter): variant of Harder .2 South German and Tyrolean: habitational name for someone from Hart in Austria.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Juretta Harter in household of Josephus Harter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Miss Louretta Harter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Lauretta Harter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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