Laura Leona Adams

1892–1984 (Age 91)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Laura Leona

When Laura Leona Adams was born on 18 October 1892, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Luther Ethridge Adams, was 19 and her mother, Susan Elizabeth Clark, was 20. She married Newman Eli Powell on 18 September 1910, in Graves, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Magisterial District 4, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Farmington, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 18 September 1984, in Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 91.

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Laura Leona Adams
Newman Eli Powell
Marriage: 18 September 1910
Laverne Powell

Spouse & Children

  • Female1892–1984Female

  • Newman Eli Powell


18 September 1910
Graves, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 8

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Laura Powell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Powell in household of Newman E Powell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Adams in household of Luther Adams, "United States Census, 1900"

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