Laura Etta Case

28 December 1844–7 December 1907 (Age 62)
Grant, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Laura Etta

When Laura Etta Case was born on 28 December 1844, in Grant, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Aaron Case, was 35 and her mother, Lucy Ann Merritt, was 34. She married James Louis Finch on 25 December 1860, in Winona, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870. She died on 7 December 1907, in Pleasant Hill Township, Winona, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Bush Cemetery, Ridgeway, Winona, Minnesota, United States.

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James Louis Finch
Laura Etta Case
Marriage: 25 December 1860
Clara I Finch
Willis Finch
Ida Ella Finch
Frank L Burbach
Rhoda Jane Finch
Minnie Harriet Finch
Frank Finch
Fanny Finch
Laura Eliza Finch
Bessie Finch

Spouse and Children

25 December 1860
Winona, Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 10

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e ‘case’, ‘container’ (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.2 Americanized spelling of French Caisse .3 Americanized spelling of Kaas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lanract Finch in household of James L Finch, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Laura Finch in household of James Finch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Finch in household of James L Finch, "United States Census, 1880"

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