Laura Jane Childs

25 December 1875–12 January 1953 (Age 77)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Laura Jane

When Laura Jane Childs was born on 25 December 1875, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Abraham B. Childs, was 54 and her mother, Margaret Lawson Wright, was 37. She married Samuel Baguley on 11 May 1898, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 January 1953, in Darby Borough, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Upper Darby Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Baguley
Laura Jane Childs
Marriage: 11 May 1898
Fred Baguley
Thomas Bates Baguley
Mary Regina Baguley

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Baguley



11 May 1898
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


    Fred Baguley


    Thomas Bates Baguley



Parents and Siblings

    Abraham B. Childs


    Margaret Lawson Wright




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 2

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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: patronymic from Child 1.

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

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Story Highlight

Thomas Baguley Obit

Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday, 4 June 1907 page 7 Baguley, of Diphtheria, on June 3, 1907, Thomas B, son of Samuel and Laura J. Baguley, aged 6 years 1 month and 3 days. Residence 1236 Hanson St. Inte …

Sources (3)

  • Laura Bagley in household of Samuel Bagley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Childs in household of Abram B Childs, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura Baguley in household of Samuel Baguley, "United States Census, 1910"

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