Laura Viola Trotter

FemaleNovember 1873–16 November 1882

Brief Life History of Laura Viola

When Laura Viola Trotter was born in November 1873, in Arkansas, United States, her father, James Trotter, was 37 and her mother, Rebecca Fern Irene Poer Trotter, was 24. She lived in Pierce City, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 16 November 1882, at the age of 9, and was buried in Pierce City Cemetery, Pierce City, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Trotter
Rebecca Fern Irene Poer Trotter
James Trotter
Ada L Trotter
Laura Viola Trotter
Ora Ann Trotter
Minnie Pearl Trotter
Roy Trotter
Nettie Eva Trotter Holmes
Ada Edith Trotter Long
Ralph Trotter
Gladys Gertrude Trotter

Sources (2)

  • Larrah Trotter in household of James Trotter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura V. Trotter, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (4)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 8

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (northern; also found in southern Scotland): perhaps from an unrecorded sense of Middle English trotter ‘one who rides a trotting horse’, a derivative of Middle English trotten ‘to ride at a trot, at a fast pace’. It may have been given to a messenger (see Trotman ). Alternatively, perhaps from a shortened form of an unrecorded Middle English trotterer ‘dealer in trotting horses’, a derivative of Middle English trotter (Old French trotier) ‘horse that trots’.

German: occupational name for a vintner, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’ (a loan translation from Latin calcatura). The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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

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