Laura Togstad

1894–1977 (Age 83)
Albert Township, Benson, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Togstad was born on 9 July 1894, in Albert Township, Benson, North Dakota, United States, her father, Edward Larsen Togstad, was 35 and her mother, Trina Larsen, was 22. She lived in Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1935 and Oberon, Benson, North Dakota, United States in 1940. She died in July 1977, in Minot, Ward, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Laura Togstad
1894–1977
Anton Martin Mellum
1890–1975

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Edward Larsen Togstad

    Male1858–1926Male

  • Female1871–1960Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Rogstad, Rokstad, or Rostad, from a personal name (for example Old Norse Hrólfr, a compound of hróðolfr ‘fame’, ‘honor’ + ulfr ‘wolf’, or Hróarr, of which the second element is -arr ‘spear’) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Laura Mellum in household of Anton M Mellum, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura Mellum in household of Anton M Mellum, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Mellum in household of Anton M Mellum, "United States Census, 1920"

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