Laura Sperry

about 1833–
Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Sperry was born about 1833, in Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Abel Sperry Jr., was 21 and her mother, Lucy Barnes, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Abel Sperry Jr.
1812–1874
Lucy Barnes
1814–1840
Laura Sperry
1833–
Lyman Cyrus Sperry
1835–1873
William A Sperry
1837–1913

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 84

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): unexplained.

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

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