Laurence Barclay

10 July 1893–1990 (Age 96)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Laurence

When Laurence Barclay was born on 10 July 1893, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, David Barclay, was 27 and his mother, Mary Jane Grant, was 26. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in 1990, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know Laurence? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

David Barclay
1866–1940
Mary Jane Grant
1867–1905
Laurence Barclay
1893–1990

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state
Age 3
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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 26
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from any of several places so called, such as Berkley in Somerset or Berkeley in Gloucestershire, both named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.History: The surname was brought to Scotland from southwestern England in the 12th century; Walter de Berchelai or Berkelai was Chamberlain of Scotland in 1165. It was long assumed that they were from the family that held Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, but the historian G. W. S. Barrow (1973, The Kingdom of the Scots) adduced evidence that they are more probably from Berkley in Somerset.

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

Possible Related Names

Barkley
Barclift
Berkeley
Brickley

Sources (11)

  • Lawrence J Barclay in household of William D Roberts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawerence John Barclay, "Utah, World War I Army Servicemen Records Abstracts, 1914-1918"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laurence Barclay - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Laurence Barclay

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.