Laura Drucilla Stanley

Brief Life History of Laura Drucilla

When Laura Drucilla Stanley was born on 6 May 1892, in Dickenson, Virginia, United States, her father, Floyd Stanley, was 39 and her mother, Sophronia Fronie Elizabeth Dotson, was 27. She married Floyd Pridemore Hill on 20 September 1906, in Dickenson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lipps, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 5 November 1918, in Dickenson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 26.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Pridemore Hill
1883–1955
Laura Drucilla Stanley
1892–1918
Marriage: 20 September 1906
Ella Mary Hill
1907–2001
Claude Swanson Hill
1909–1980
Dwight Lyman Hill
1911–1981
Woodrow Wilson Hill
1912–1984
Beulah Ann Hill
1915–1977

Sources (26)

  • Laura Hill in household of Floyd Hill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Luemna D. Stanley, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • Laura D. Hill in entry for Claude S. Hill, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Stanley, including those in Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Durham, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire, named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This English name has been established in Ireland since the 13th century where it was Gaelicized as de Stainléigh.

English: possibly also a variant of Stoneley, a habitational name from Stoneley Green in Burland (Cheshire), Stoneleigh (Warwickshire), or Stonely in Kimbolton (Huntingdonshire), all named with Old English stān ‘stone, rock’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other languages, for example Polish Stanislawski , Greek Anastasiou , and Serbian Stojadinov (patronymic from the personal name Stojadin).

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

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