Laura L. Adams

1870–1952 (Age 81)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Laura L.

When Laura L. Adams was born on 17 October 1870, in Illinois, United States, her father, David Robert Adams, was 27 and her mother, Prudence Lough, was 22. She married Henry Rau on 4 December 1890. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Mosquito Township, Christian, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Pleasant View Township, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 9 January 1952, in Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Blue Mound, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laura L. Adams
Henry Rau
Marriage: 4 December 1890
Bessie M. Rau
Della Blanch Ran

Spouse & Children

4 December 1890


  • Female1892–1987Female

  • Della Blanch Ran


Parents & Siblings

  • David Robert Adams


  • Prudence Lough




World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 22

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English (very common in England, especially in the south Midlands, and in Wales) and German (especially northwestern Germany): patronymic from the personal name Adam . In the U.S. this form has absorbed many patronymics and other derivatives of Adam in languages other than English. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Laura Raw in household of Henry Raw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Rau in household of Henry Rau, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura L Adams, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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