Laura Salina Southworth

17 June 1852–4 February 1872 (Age 19)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Salina

When Laura Salina Southworth was born on 17 June 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Chester Southworth, was 60 and her mother, Mary Byington, was 40. She married Joseph Robert Messervy on 9 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 4 February 1872, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Robert Messervy
Laura Salina Southworth
Marriage: 9 March 1869
Laura Precinda Meservy
Robert Chester Meservy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1853 · Many Called to Settle the New Area
    Age 1
    From 1853-1854, Lorenzo Snow was called with 60 other families to help settle and strength Brigham City and the surrounding area.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 5
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Southworth in Winwick (Lancashire), from Old English sūth ‘south, southern’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Laura Salina Southworth was born 18 June 1852 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa to Chester and Mary Byington Southworth.  Her parents had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints o …

    Sources (11)

    • Laura Southworth in household of Chester Southworth, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Laura Southworth in entry for Laura Pricinda Hiatt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Laura Salina Southworth - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Laura Salina Southworth

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