Laura Ann Bullock

Brief Life History of Laura Ann

When Laura Ann Bullock was born on 24 June 1887, in Caverna, McDonald, Missouri, United States, her father, James Mathaniel Bullock, was 51 and her mother, Druziller Mahala Latty, was 29. She married William Sherman Riter on 26 March 1910, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Dickson Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 3 January 1970, in Gravette, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sulphur Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sherman Riter
1864–1928
Laura Ann Bullock
1887–1970
Marriage: 26 March 1910
Myrtle Mae Riter
1911–1999
Jessie Ann Riter
1913–2013
Cara Faye Riter
1914–1982
William Sherman Riter
1917–1989
Mary Bertha Riter
1920–1957

Sources (13)

  • Laura A Riter in household of Druziller M Bullock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura A Bullock, "Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944"
  • Laura Riter, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): from Middle English bulluc, bullok ‘bullock’ (Old English bulluc), referring to a young bull, probably applied as a nickname for an exuberant young man or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of bullocks.

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

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