Laura May Conway

10 December 1900–13 January 1992 (Age 91)
Cedar Rapids, Boone, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Laura May

When Laura May Conway was born on 10 December 1900, in Cedar Rapids, Boone, Nebraska, United States, her father, Hessiop Simeon Conway, was 34 and her mother, Ida Marian Benson, was 29. She married Stanley Stone Safreed on 20 March 1919, in Cedar Rapids, Boone, Nebraska, United States. She lived in Caney, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1935 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 13 January 1992, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Stanley Stone Safreed
Laura May Conway
Marriage: 20 March 1919

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20 March 1919
Cedar Rapids, Boone, Nebraska, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 6

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.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of various Gaelic names, such as Mac Conmidhe ( see McNamee ); Ó Connmhaigh or Mac Connmhaigh (‘descendant (or son) of Connmhach’, a personal name derived from connmach ‘headsmashing’), also Anglicized as Conoo; and Ó Conbhuide (‘descendant of Cú Bhuidhe’, a personal name composed of the elements ‘hound’ + buidhe ‘yellow’).2 Welsh: habitational name from Conwy (formerly Conway), a fortified town on the coast of North Wales, itself named for the river on which it stands.3 Scottish: habitational name from Conway in the parish of Beauly, recorded c.1215 as Coneway and in 1291 as Convathe. It probably gets its name from Gaelic coinmheadh ‘billet’, ‘free quarters’, being so named as the district in which the local lord's household troops were billeted.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Safreed in household of Stanley Safreed, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Conway in household of H S Conway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Conway in household of Simeon H Conway, "United States Census, 1910"

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