Laura Criswell

about 1816–22 March 1877 (Age 61)
of Dexter, Livingston, Michigan, USA

The Life of Laura

Laura Criswell was born about 1816, in Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. She married George E Phelps about 1837. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Napoleon, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 22 March 1877, in Paola, Miami, Kansas, United States, at the age of 61.

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George E Phelps
Laura Criswell
Marriage: about 1837
Amarilla Phelps
Hubert N Phelps

Spouse and Children

about 1837
of Dexter, Livingston, Michigan, USA


    Amarilla Phelps


    Hubert N Phelps


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 20

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Creswell .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Luera Phelps in household of George E Phelps, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Laura Davis in entry for Hubert N Phelps, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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