Laura Media Stephenson

5 December 1882–23 November 1954 (Age 71)
Shady Grove, Upshur, Texas, United States

The Life of Laura Media

When Laura Media Stephenson was born on 5 December 1882, in Shady Grove, Upshur, Texas, United States, her father, James Ray Stephenson, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Caffey, was 33. She married John Henry Stanford. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Wood, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 4, Upshur, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 November 1954, in Big Sandy, Upshur, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Shady Grove, Upshur, Texas, United States.

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John Henry Stanford
Laura Media Stephenson
James Dallas Stanford
Dovie Stanford

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    James Dallas Stanford


    Dovie Stanford


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 19

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laurah M Stephenson in household of James B Stephenson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Meadie Stanford in household of John H Stanford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lara M Stanford in household of John H Stanford, "United States Census, 1930"

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