Jacob Blaine Laughman

6 May 1888–28 November 1964 (Age 76)
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob Blaine

When Jacob Blaine Laughman was born on 6 May 1888, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Peter Laughman, was 54 and his mother, Matilda Scholl, was 43. He married Elizabeth K. Laughman on 11 July 1914, in Abbottstown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Berwick Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. He died on 28 November 1964, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Abbottstown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Blaine Laughman
Elizabeth K. Laughman
Marriage: 11 July 1914
Dorothy Matilda Laughman
Daniel L Laughman
Howard L. Laughman
Florence Irene Laughman
Blaine Jacob Laughman
Oscar M Laughman Sr.
Elenore M. Laughman
William R. Laughman

Spouse and Children

11 July 1914
Abbottstown, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States


    Dorothy Matilda Laughman


    Daniel L Laughman



    Florence Irene Laughman


    Blaine Jacob Laughman


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Peter Laughman


    Matilda Scholl




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 17

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Lachmann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Laughman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jacob B Laughman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jacob B Laughman in household of Daniel Laughman, "United States Census, 1900"

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