Walter Dewey Lau

24 November 1895–25 October 1960 (Age 64)
Archer City, Archer, Texas, United States

The Life of Walter Dewey

When Walter Dewey Lau was born on 24 November 1895, in Archer City, Archer, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Walter Lau, was 33 and his mother, Stella May Swander, was 19. He died on 25 October 1960, in Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Breckenridge, Stephens, Texas, United States.

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Charles Walter Lau
Stella May Swander
Walter Dewey Lau
John Bert Lau

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname for a physically strong person, from Middle High German louwe, lauwe ‘lion’. In some cases the surname may have been originally from a house sign.2 North German: topographic name for someone living in a bush-covered area or clearing, Middle Low German lo, loch, lage.3 North German and Dutch: from a vernacular short form of the personal name Laurentius ( see Lawrence ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Dewey Lau, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Walter Dewey Lau, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Walter Dewey Lau, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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