Laura Ellsworth

1870–1952 (Age 81)
Barron, Barron, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Ellsworth was born on 21 July 1870, in Barron, Barron, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Henry G Ellsworth, was 21 and her mother, Ruth Amelia Barnheisel, was 23. She married William James Anderson on 26 October 1900, in Istanbul, Turkey. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 January 1952, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Laura Ellsworth
William James Anderson
Marriage: 26 October 1900
Annie Margaret Anderson

Spouse & Children

  • Female1870–1952Female

  • William James Anderson


26 October 1900
Istanbul, Turkey


  • Annie Margaret Anderson


Parents & Siblings

  • Henry G Ellsworth


  • Ruth Amelia Barnheisel




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 13

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Elsworth, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli ( see Ellington ) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’ ( see Worth ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Laura Elsworth in household of Henry Elsworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura J Anderson in household of William J Anderson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Anderson in household of William J Anderson, "United States Census, 1920"

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