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
1891–1966
Laura Nellie Secrest
1896–1979
Private Murrel Melvin Dyer
1914–1981
Mabel Marie Dyer
1916–1997
Jesse Jay Dyer
1918–1991
Francis Pern Dyer
1920–1993
Ervin Roy Dyer
1923–1947
Bessie Bernice Dyer
1925–1977
Clifford Wayne Dyer
1929–1983
Donald G Dyer
1930–1999
Viola Dyer
1938–

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

    Private Murrel Melvin Dyer

    Male1914–1981Male

    Female1916–1997Female

    Male1918–1991Male

    Francis Pern Dyer

    Male1920–1993Male

    Male1923–1947Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Elsie Leona Secrest

    Female1892–1974Female

    Infant Henry Arthur Secrest

    Male1894–1894Male

    Female1896–1979Female

    Male1899–1977Male

    Herman Edward Secrest

    Male1903–1906Male

+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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