Laura Francis

Female3 June 1873–24 December 1951

Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Francis was born on 3 June 1873, in Quaker Gap, Stokes, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Riley Francis, was 38 and her mother, Mary F. Aaron, was 19. She married James Francis in 1894, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Stokes, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Quaker Gap Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 24 December 1951, in Big Creek Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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James Francis
Laura Francis
Marriage: 1894
Charlie Edgar Francis
James Lester Francis

Sources (12)

  • Laura Francis in household of James Francis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laura Francis - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 3 June 1873; Quaker Gap, Stokes, North Carolina, United States
  • Laura Francis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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  • Marriage
    1894Stokes, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 2

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1877 · Last Troops Leave

    Age 4

    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Old French personal name Franceis, modern French François, from Latin Franciscus, originally ‘Frank’, though later used to denote a Frenchman. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of Saint Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Italian Francesco and Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Franc , and also their derivatives, e.g. Croatian Francišković (see Francisco 4).

    English: ethnic name from the Old French adjective Franceis ‘French’ (see 1 above).

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

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

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