Laura Janet Hurt

20 February 1918–12 July 2007 (Age 89)
Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Laura Janet

When Laura Janet Hurt was born on 20 February 1918, in Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Harry Handy Hurt, was 23 and her mother, Catherine Featherstone, was 23. She married Royal James Wright on 1 April 1936, in Lincoln, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1930 and Panaca Township, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1940. She died on 12 July 2007, in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Royal James Wright
Laura Janet Hurt
Marriage: 1 April 1936
Shirley Wright

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1 April 1936
Lincoln, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 3

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): variant of Hart .2 German: topographic name from Middle High German hurt ‘hurdle’, ‘woven fence’.3 Dutch: nickname, presumably for a pugnacious or aggressive person, from Middle Dutch hort, hurt ‘strike’, ‘blow’, ‘attack’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura J Hurt in household of Harry Hurt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Hurt in household of Harry Hurt, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Wright in household of Royal J Wright, "United States Census, 1940"

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