Laura Etna Kizer

22 June 1921–6 July 2006 (Age 85)
Henderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Laura Etna

When Laura Etna Kizer was born on 22 June 1921, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James A. Kizer, was 65 and her mother, Ruthie Jane Bolen, was 24. She married James Zelmer Scott on 5 April 1939. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 6 July 2006, in Lexington, Henderson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Parker Crossroads, Henderson, Tennessee, United States.

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James Zelmer Scott
Laura Etna Kizer
Marriage: 5 April 1939
James Arthur SCOTT

Spouse and Children

5 April 1939


Parents and Siblings

    James A. Kizer





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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 10

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of Dutch Keyser or German Kaiser .2 Jewish (from Ukraine): habitational name for someone from the village of Kizya, now in Ukraine.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Kizer, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Laura Etna Kizer Scott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Laura Kizer, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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