Laura May Downham

7 December 1883–9 July 1954 (Age 70)
Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of Laura May

When Laura May Downham was born on 7 December 1883, in Cass, Indiana, United States, her father, Daniel Downham, was 29 and her mother, Violet Atlee, was 17. She married William Henry Claybourne on 3 May 1902, in Cass, Indiana, United States. She lived in Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 9 July 1954, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Claybourne
Laura May Downham
Marriage: 3 May 1902

Spouse and Children

3 May 1902
Cass, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Downham


    Violet Atlee




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 3

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various places called Downham, in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lancashire, and Northumberland. The last two are named from Old English dūn, dative plural dūnum ‘(at) the hills’, while the others are named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + hām ‘homestead’. 2. Variant spelling of Dunham .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Downham in household of Danl Downham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ethel Pennycuff, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Laura M Claybourne, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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