Frances Ruth Laughlin

26 March 1914–20 October 2004 (Age 90)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Frances Ruth

When Frances Ruth Laughlin was born on 26 March 1914, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Emmet Conrad Laughlin, was 43 and her mother, Carrie Alice Kohr, was 38. She married Milburn Judson Little on 14 August 1938, in Sedgwick, Kansas, United States. She lived in Wilson, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Altoona, Cedar Township, Wilson, Kansas Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 20 October 2004, in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Park Cemetery, Marion Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States.

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Milburn Judson Little
Frances Ruth Laughlin
Marriage: 14 August 1938

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14 August 1938
Sedgwick, Kansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 13

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 17

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 24

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Little in household of Milburn Little, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Trance R Laughlin in household of Emmet C Laughlin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frances R Laughlin in household of Emmet C Laughlin, "United States Census, 1920"

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