Laura Belle Williams

Brief Life History of Laura Belle

When Laura Belle Williams was born on 13 April 1877, in Pipers Gap, Carroll, Virginia, United States, her father, Stephen Lindsay Williams, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Jane Midkiff, was 19. She married David Floyd Utt on 19 February 1896, in Carroll, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Fancy Gap District, Carroll, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 1947, in Fancy Gap, Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Gladesboro, Carroll, Virginia, United States.

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David Floyd Utt
Laura Belle Williams
Marriage: 19 February 1896
George Burton Utt
Myrtle Ada Utt
Mamie Jane Utt
Roy Lee Utt
Mullen Jesse Utt
Lissie Sarah Utt
Ila Lucille Utt
Ausby Winton Utt
Clinton Chester Utt

Sources (43)

  • Laura B Williams in household of Stephen Williams, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Laura Utt, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

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.

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

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

English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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