Van Russell Laughlin

22 August 1900–25 December 1994 (Age 94)
Texas, United States

The Life of Van Russell

When Van Russell Laughlin was born on 22 August 1900, in Texas, United States, his father, John Robert ( Bob) Laughlin, was 28 and his mother, Connie Nugent, was 24. He married Margaret Marie Davis on 1 September 1923, in Haskell, Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Bell, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 6, Haskell, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 25 December 1994, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Rule Cemetery, Rule, Haskell, Texas, United States.

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Van Russell Laughlin
Margaret Marie Davis
Marriage: 1 September 1923

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1 September 1923
Haskell, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lochlainn ‘descendant of Lochlann’, a personal name meaning ‘stranger’, originally a term denoting Scandinavia (a compound of loch ‘lake’, ‘fjord’ + lann ‘land’). Many Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Lochlann, a 10th century lord of Corcomroe, County Clare.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Van Laughlin in household of Robt Laughlin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Van R Laughlin in household of Robt J Laughlin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Van R Laughlin, "United States Census, 1930"

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