Leora Emeline Rockwell

9 November 1879–28 January 1960 (Age 80)
Alburg, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States

The Life of Leora Emeline

When Leora Emeline Rockwell was born on 9 November 1879, in Alburg, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States, her father, Edwin R. Rockwell, was 25 and her mother, Harriet Eunice Landon, was 22. She married Frank E Goodyear on 4 May 1905, in Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She lived in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States in 1900. She died on 28 January 1960, in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Frank E Goodyear
Leora Emeline Rockwell
Marriage: 4 May 1905

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4 May 1905
Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire and Somerset. The former was earlier Rockholt, and was so named from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ (perhaps a byname) + holt ‘wood’. The second element of the Somerset place is probably (and more predictably) Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ ( see Well ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lura E Rockwell in household of William W Rockwell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lura Goodyear in household of Frank Goodyear, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lura E Goodyear in household of Frank E Goodyear, "United States Census, 1920"

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