Laura Adelaide Eddy

Brief Life History of Laura Adelaide

When Laura Adelaide Eddy was born on 14 March 1876, in Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States, her father, George Smith Eddy, was 33 and her mother, Sophia Amelia Lamoreaux, was 37. She married George Washington Johnson Jr. on 11 August 1896, in Lake, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Madison, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Lake, Illinois, United States in 1935. She died on 17 August 1945, in Zion, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Johnson Jr.
1869–1936
Laura Adelaide Eddy
1876–1945
Marriage: 11 August 1896
Smith Frederick Johnson
1897–
Dorothy Sophia Johnson
1899–1965
Johnson
1901–
Marion Sue Johnson
1903–
George Humberstone Johnson
1911–1977
Halsey Allan Johnson
1913–1969

Sources (18)

  • Laura Johnson in household of George H Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura A. Eddy, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Laura A. Eddy, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.

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.

Name Meaning

Cornish: from the personal name Edy (pronounced ‘eedy’), a variant of Udy , from the Middle English personal name Ude, Udy, Latinized as Udo and Odo. It may represent Old French Eude (ancient Germanic Eudo, of uncertain etymology), whose usual Latin form is Eudo. This agrees with later evidence that the original pronunciation of the initial vowel of Udy was /y:/ (as in French tu), though in the 16th century it was sometimes unrounded to /i:/, spelled -e(e)-. It was later altered to Eddy.

English: variant of Eady .

English: perhaps from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Edwy (Old English Ēadwīg, from ēad ‘prosperity, fortune’ + wīg ‘war’), which has not survived in that form as a surname.

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

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