Laura Ann Ardery

21 July 1858–7 November 1935 (Age 77)
Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Ann

When Laura Ann Ardery was born on 21 July 1858, in Fairfield, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, Samuel F Ardery, was 26 and her mother, Minerva Flick, was 23. She married William Fisher Lauman in 1881, in Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lamard Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States in 1880. She died on 7 November 1935, in Yoncalla, Douglas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Applegate Pioneer Cemetery, Yoncalla, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Fisher Lauman
Laura Ann Ardery
Marriage: 1881
Silene Ardery Lauman
Harry Crull Lauman
William Verne Lauman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1881Hutchinson, South Dakota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Oregon Becomes a State
    Age 1
    Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 3
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
    1880 · The Great Gale of 1880
    Age 22
    The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from Airdrie, the name of several farms and minor places in Nairn, Fife, and Kirkcudbrightshire, as well as Airdrie near Glasgow. The origins of the placenames are uncertain; in some cases it is said to represent Gaelic árd ruigh ‘high reach’ or ‘high slope’.

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

    Sources (8)

    • Lora Lauman in household of William F Lauman, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Lora A Ardery in entry for Verne W Lauman, "Oregon, World War I, County Military Service Records, 1919-1920"
    • Lora A Lauman in household of William F Lauman, "United States Census, 1910"

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