Laura Martin

1905–10 August 1987 (Age 82)
Missouri

The Life of Laura

Laura Martin was born in 1905. She married Clark Neal in 1923, in Montgomery, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 10 August 1987, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Clark Neal
1903–1997
Laura Martin
1905–1987
Marriage: 1923
Martin Perry Neal
1934–1939
Betty Joan Neal
1936–2017

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1923
Montgomery, Iowa, United States
children

(2)

    Martin Perry Neal

    Male1934–1939Male

    Betty Joan Neal

    Female1936–2017Female

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 8

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1927

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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  • Clark and Laura Neal - 1940 census

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