Laura Agnes Risley

25 August 1915–10 March 1996 (Age 80)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Laura Agnes

When Laura Agnes Risley was born on 25 August 1915, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Clarence Edmond Risley, was 43 and her mother, Ann Bridget Dwan, was 40. She died on 10 March 1996, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Edmond Risley
1872–1952
Ann Bridget Dwan
1875–1945
Vincent Risley
1901–1984
Mary Edna Risley
1905–1994
Ruth Helena Risley
1906–1999
Anna Josephine Risley
1908–2005
Rose Agatha Risley
1910–1999
Martha Risley
1911–
Clinton George Risley
1914–1986
Laura Agnes Risley
1915–1996

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 11

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Risley in Derbyshire and Lancashire or Riseley in Bedfordshire and Berkshire, all so named from Old English hrīs ‘brushwood’ + lēah ‘clearing’.

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

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