Mary Anita Irene Laughlin

Brief Life History of Mary Anita Irene

When Mary Anita Irene Laughlin was born on 14 April 1895, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, William Martz Laughlin, was 32 and her mother, Marie Adella Laughlin, was 25. She married Sidney Carroll Graves on 18 December 1916, in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States. She lived in Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1895 and El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 18 January 1958, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Russell Hess
1891–1951
Mary Anita Irene Laughlin
1895–1958
Marriage: 14 March 1936

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  • Maria Laflin in household of Private 1st Class William M Laflin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irene Anita Hess, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Irene Laughlin, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lochlainn ‘descendant of Lochlann’, a personal name meaning ‘stranger’, originally a term denoting Scandinavia (a compound of loch ‘lake, fjord’ + lann ‘land’). Many Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Lochlann, a 10th century lord of Corcomroe, County Clare.

Scottish: from Scottish Gaelic Mac Lachlainn ‘son of Lachlann’, from the personal name Lachlann, earlier Lochlann (as in 1 above). See also McLachlan .

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

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