Laura Jane Rawson

Brief Life History of Laura Jane

When Laura Jane Rawson was born on 18 August 1889, in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, her father, William Franklin Rawson, was 30 and her mother, Mary Alice Wilson, was 28. She married William Lennox Adamson on 3 January 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Blaine, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Carey, Blaine, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. She died on 18 September 1957, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lennox Adamson
1882–1967
Laura Jane Rawson
1889–1957
Marriage: 3 January 1912
Isa Mary Adamson
1912–1997
Jack Hale Adamson
1918–1975
Rebecca Jean Adamson
1923–2007
Janet Lennox Adamson
1926–2018

Sources (29)

  • Laura Jane Rawson Adamson in household of William Lennox Adamson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laura Jane Rawson - Government record: birth-name: Laura J. Rawson
  • Laura J. Rawson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Rauf or Rau’, Middle English forms of Ralph (see Rawe 3).

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

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The following is transcribed from a mimeographed typed document found in my wife’s grandmother’s papers. After finding the record of Isabellele Adamson and seeing this story absent, I decided to digi …

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