Laura Jane Moreland

4 February 1847–14 October 1934 (Age 87)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Laura Jane

When Laura Jane Moreland was born on 4 February 1847, in Missouri, United States, her father, William Lee Moreland, was 15 and her mother, Lovina Harding, was 14. She married Charles Alexander Corum on 27 July 1873, in Kelseyville, Lake, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cobb, Lake, California, United States in 1880 and Lower Lake, Lake, California, United States in 1920. She died on 14 October 1934, in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lakeport, Lake, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alexander Corum
1849–1910
Laura Jane Moreland
1847–1934
Marriage: 27 July 1873
William Thomas Corum
1874–1947
Lovina Irene Corum
1876–1946
Irene Corum
1876–1980
Clarence Edwin Corum
1878–1960
Laura Lee Corum
1879–1966

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 July 1873
Kelseyville, Lake, California, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    William Lee Moreland

    Male1832–1864Male

    Lovina Harding

    Female1833–1871Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 1

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1860

Age 13

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in the Borders region and in Kinross, named Moreland, from Old English mōr ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘moor’ + land ‘land’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Laura J St John in household of Perry A St John, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura J Morelan in household of W Morelan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Laura J Mertand in household of Wm Bradford, "United States Census, 1870"

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