Laura Augusta Benefiel

18 March 1899–14 March 1973 (Age 73)
Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Laura Augusta

When Laura Augusta Benefiel was born on 18 March 1899, in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois, United States, her father, Frank Arthur Benefiel, was 24 and her mother, Harriet Katherine Matheny, was 20. She married Burril Paslay on 26 December 1919, in Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bear Grove Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Hagarstown, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 14 March 1973, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mcinturff Cemetery, Hagarstown, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Burril Paslay
Laura Augusta Benefiel
Marriage: 26 December 1919
Orland Paslay
Iris C Paslay
Billy I Paslay

Spouse and Children

26 December 1919
Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois, United States


    Orland Paslay


    Iris C Paslay


    Billy I Paslay


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 11

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Probably English, a variant of the Norman family name Banville .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura A Benefiel in household of Franklin A Benefiel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Paslay in household of Burrill Paslay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura A Paslay in household of Burl Paslay, "United States Census, 1940"

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