Laura Viola Todd

20 January 1896–15 April 1986 (Age 90)
Edmond, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Laura Viola

When Laura Viola Todd was born on 20 January 1896, in Edmond, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, her father, George Albert Todd, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Florence "Maggie" Simpson, was 21. She married Charles Edgar Barker on 7 October 1914, in Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Oklahoma City Township, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 15 April 1986, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edgar Barker
Laura Viola Todd
Marriage: 7 October 1914

Spouse and Children

7 October 1914
Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Albert Todd


    Margaret Florence "Maggie" Simpson




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.

Age 11

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Barker in household of Charles Barker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viola Barker in household of Chas E Barker, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lora V Barker in household of Charles E Barker, "United States Census, 1940"

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