Laura Virginia Fletcher

1887–1948 (Age 60)
Pratt, Allegany, Maryland, United States

The Life of Laura Virginia

When Laura Virginia Fletcher was born on 29 September 1887, in Pratt, Allegany, Maryland, United States, her father, William Fletcher, was 42 and her mother, Nancy Jane Weimer, was 40. She married Ralph Goleria McElfish on 5 August 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Chaneysville, Southampton Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 25 July 1948, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Clearville, Monroe Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura Virginia Fletcher
Ralph Goleria McElfish
Marriage: 5 August 1906
Claude Harold McElfish Sr.
Helen E. McElfish
Dorothy Virginia McElfish

Spouse & Children

5 August 1906


Parents & Siblings

  • William Fletcher


  • Female1847–1910Female



  • Emma E. Fletcher


  • Female1867–1944Female

  • Barbara A. Fletcher


  • Female1871–1956Female

  • Cora Belle Fletcher


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

Age 17

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, Middle English, Old French flech(i)er (from Old French fleche ‘arrow’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Lara V Fletcher in household of William Fletcher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura V Mcelfish in household of Ralph G Mcelfish, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura V Mcelfish in household of Ralph G Mcelfish, "United States Census, 1910"

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