Laura Avanelle Boone

1882–1953 (Age 70)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Laura Avanelle

When Laura Avanelle Boone was born on 9 March 1882, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Charles Franklin Boone, was 27 and her mother, Hannah Catherine Potter, was 21. She married Louis Dessauer Lewine on 15 January 1912, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. Her occupation is listed as public school teacher in Belden, Lee, Mississippi, United States. She died on 25 February 1953, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Dessauer Lewine
Laura Avanelle Boone
Marriage: 15 January 1912

Spouse and Children

15 January 1912
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Franklin Boone


    Hannah Catherine Potter




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 24

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): from a nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology.3 Dutch: from Middle Dutch bone, boene ‘bean’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or a nickname for a man of little importance (broad beans having been an extremely common crop in the medieval period), or possibly for a tall thin man (with reference to the runner bean).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nelle B Lewine in household of L Dean Lewine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie Levina in household of Dess Levina, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Boone in household of C F Boone, "United States Census, 1910"

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