Laura Ellen Jackson

Brief Life History of Laura Ellen

When Laura Ellen Jackson was born on 15 July 1904, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Salathiel William Jackson, was 55 and her mother, Mary Bell Rice, was 37. She married Harley Preston "Jack" Poling in 1928, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Lincoln District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 4 June 1959, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Harley Preston "Jack" Poling
1907–1991
Laura Ellen Jackson
1904–1959
Marriage: 1928
Constance Marie Poling
1928–1997

Sources (9)

  • Laura Poling in household of Harley Poling, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura Ellen Jackson, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Laura Jackson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1906 · Licencing Butchers

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack . In North America, this surname has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages, in particular those derived from equivalents or short forms and other derivatives of the personal name Jacob , e.g. Norwegian Jacobsen or Jakobsen and, in some cases, Slovenian Jakše (from a derivative of the personal name Jakob ). This surname is also very common among African Americans (see also 2 below).

African American: from the personal name Jackson (or Andrew Jackson), adopted in honor of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in many cases probably for the same reason.

History: This extremely common British name was brought over by numerous different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One forebear was the father and namesake of the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, who migrated to SC from Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland in 1765. The Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson came from VA, where his great-grandfather John, likewise of Scotch–Irish stock, had settled after emigrating to America in 1748.

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

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