Laura Nellie Secrest

30 October 1896–19 April 1979 (Age 82)
Langdon, Reno, Kansas, United States

The Life of Laura Nellie

When Laura Nellie Secrest was born on 30 October 1896, in Langdon, Reno, Kansas, United States, her father, George Henry Secrest, was 38 and her mother, Edna Elizabeth Warren, was 22. She had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Francis Jay Dyer. She lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Enid Township, Garfield, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 19 April 1979, in Buena Park, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Francis Jay Dyer
Laura Nellie Secrest
Private Murrel Melvin Dyer
Mabel Marie Dyer
Jesse Jay Dyer
Francis Pern Dyer
Ervin Roy Dyer
Bessie Bernice Dyer
Clifford Wayne Dyer
Donald G Dyer
Viola Dyer

Spouse and Children



    Private Murrel Melvin Dyer




    Francis Pern Dyer



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Elsie Leona Secrest


    Infant Henry Arthur Secrest




    Herman Edward Secrest


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Siegrist .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Dyer in household of Frank J Dyer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura N Dyer in household of Frank J Dyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Dyer in household of Frank J Dyer, "United States Census, 1920"

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