Elmer Everett Laughlin

4 November 1891–June 1977 (Age 85)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Elmer Everett

When Elmer Everett Laughlin was born on 4 November 1891, in Missouri, United States, his father, Roger Edwin Laughlin, was 30 and his mother, Cora Belle Ingels, was 16. He married Jessie C. Saxton on 18 January 1914, in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Union City, Union, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Creston, Union, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died in June 1977, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States.

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Elmer Everett Laughlin
Jessie C. Saxton
Marriage: 18 January 1914
Gerald Wade Laughlin
Virginia Arline Laughlin

Spouse and Children

18 January 1914
Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States



    Virginia Arline Laughlin


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World Events (8)

1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 13

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 22

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.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 26

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lochlainn ‘descendant of Lochlann’, a personal name meaning ‘stranger’, originally a term denoting Scandinavia (a compound of loch ‘lake’, ‘fjord’ + lann ‘land’). Many Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Lochlann, a 10th century lord of Corcomroe, County Clare.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer E Laughlin, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elmer E Laughlin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elmer Laughlin, "United States Census, 1920"

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