Rozella Laurens Clapp

23 October 1873–1948 (Age 74)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Rozella Laurens

When Rozella Laurens Clapp was born on 23 October 1873, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Henry Laurens Clapp, was 26 and her mother, Clara Anna Vaughan, was 24. She married Virgil Williams Thompson on 18 October 1900, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1948, in Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 75.

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Virgil Williams Thompson
Rozella Laurens Clapp
Marriage: 18 October 1900

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  • Marriage
    18 October 1900Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
    Age 2
    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 23
    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

    1 English (chiefly Bristol): from Middle English clop(pe) ‘lump’, ‘hillock’ (from Old English clopp(a)), applied either as a topographic name or as a nickname for a large and ungainly person.2 Variant spelling of German Klapp .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Rosseller Clapp in household of Henry C Clapp, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Rozella Thompson in household of Virgil Thompson, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Rozella L Thompson in household of Virgil W Thompson, "United States Census, 1920"

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