Laura Coleman

Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Coleman was born on 1 July 1867, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Frederick W Coleman, was 38 and her mother, Mary Compton, was 34. She married James L Adkins on 9 July 1889. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in West Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Dallas, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1920. She died on 7 June 1932, in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States.

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James L Adkins
Laura Coleman
Marriage: 9 July 1889
Luther Hampton Adkins
James Perry Adkins
Hattie May Adkins
John Calvin Adkins
Charles C Adkins

Sources (25)

  • Lauraline Coleman in household of Fred Coleman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Unknown, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Laura Adkins, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Irish and English: from the Middle English personal name Col(e)man, Old Irish Colmán, earlier Columbán, adopted as Old Norse Kalman. It was introduced into Cumbria, Westmorland, and Yorkshire by Norwegians from Ireland and probably spread widely across England. Ó Colmáin (‘descendant of Colmán’) was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, also known as Saint Columban(us) (c. 540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. Columbanus is formally a derivative of the Latin for ‘dove’, seen in the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as Saint Columba (521–597), who converted the Picts to Christianity. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: from Mac Colmáin or Ó Colmáin ‘son (or descendant) of Colmán’.

Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman .

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

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