Laura Virginia Savier

Female28 January 1863–9 July 1929

Brief Life History of Laura Virginia

Laura Virginia Savier was born on 28 January 1863, in San Francisco, California, United States. She married Samuel Maxwell Mears on 21 August 1883, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Oregon, United States in 1870 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1894. She died on 9 July 1929, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Maxwell Mears
Laura Virginia Savier
Marriage: 21 August 1883
Henry Savier Mears
Arthur Maxwell Mears
Samuel Maxwell Mears Junior
Margaret Savier Mears
Laura "Virginia" Mears

Sources (17)

  • N V Jones in household of Henry E Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Oregon, Select Births and Christenings, 1868-1929
  • Web: Multnomah County, Oregon Marriage Index, 1855-1919

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1883Oregon, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 6

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 18

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Breton Levier ‘helmsman’.

    French: occupational name for someone who quarried a kind of flat sandstone called lave (from Latin lapis), which was used for roofing.

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

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