Laura Rachel Hoskins

about 15 October 1909–30 September 1996 (Age 87)
Van Zandt, Texas, United States

The Life of Laura Rachel

When Laura Rachel Hoskins was born about 15 October 1909, in Van Zandt, Texas, United States, her father, Samuel Hoskins, was 39 and her mother, Mary Lavina Ingram, was 41. She married Roy Gandy on 2 July 1927, in Smith, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Van Zandt, Texas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 30 September 1996, in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Van Zandt, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Gandy
Laura Rachel Hoskins
Marriage: 2 July 1927
Infant Gandy
Infant Gandy
Mary Elizabeth Gandy
Martha Louise Gandy
Margaret Ann Gandy

Spouse and Children

2 July 1927
Smith, Texas, United States


    Infant Gandy


    Infant Gandy




    Margaret Ann Gandy


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Lavina Ingram




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 5

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hoskin .2 Variant of Dutch Hosekin, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of hose (garments for the legs), from Middle Low German hose ‘hose’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Laura R Haskins in household of Sam Haskins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura R Gandy in household of Roy Gandy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura R Hoskins in household of Samuel Hoskins, "United States Census, 1920"

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