Robert Marion LaFollette Jr

6 February 1895–24 February 1953 (Age 58)
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life Summary of Robert Marion

When Robert Marion LaFollette Jr was born on 6 February 1895, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Robert Marion La Follette, was 39 and his mother, Isabelle "Belle" Case, was 35. He married Rachel Wilson Young on 17 September 1930, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 24 February 1953, in Washington D.C., United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Marion LaFollette Jr
Rachel Wilson Young
Marriage: 17 September 1930
Joseph Oden LaFollette
Bronson Cutting LaFollette

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1930Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 10
    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. 
    1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment
    Age 12
    The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 17
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Lefollet (also Le Follet): variant of Follet, a nickname from follet ‘mad, crazy’. Because of the altered feminine-like ending, which reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t, the masculine definite article le was similarly changed to the feminine form la. The surname Lefollet or Le Follet is very rare in France.History: John Lefollet was recorded in 1752 living along the Wallkill River in NJ. He is believed to be the progenitor of the Lafollette Family.

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

    Sources (20)

    • Robert M Lafollette in household of Belle C La Follette, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Robert M Lafollette, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
    • Robert La Follette in household of Robert M La Follette, "Wisconsin, State Census, 1905"

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