Laura Palmer Zeigler

Brief Life History of Laura Palmer

When Laura Palmer Zeigler was born on 9 January 1894, in Lansdowne, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Williamson Ziegler, was 25 and her mother, Laura Marcia Palmer, was 30. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Wallace Melnott Russell. She lived in Manavon, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1950. She died on 19 February 1966, in Phoenixville, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bradford Cemetery, Marshallton, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wallace Melnott Russell
1883–1953
Laura Palmer Zeigler
1894–1966
John Williamson Russell
1925–1999
Ann Wallace Russell
1926–1928

Sources (9)

  • Laura Z Russell, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Laura Ziegler Russell, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Laura Zeigler in entry for John W Russell, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

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.

1905 · The Movie Theater

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Altered form of German Ziegler ‘tiler, brickmaker’.

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

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