Laura May Prentice

Brief Life History of Laura May

When Laura May Prentice was born on 9 November 1895, in Riceville, Howard, Iowa, United States, her father, George Dayton Prentice, was 38 and her mother, Carrie Viola Yeoman, was 23. She married Harlan Sherman Truscott on 10 December 1919, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in School District 1 Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1940 and Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1950. She died on 14 February 1985, in San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Harlan Sherman Truscott
Laura May Prentice
Marriage: 10 December 1919
Earl Richard Truscott

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  • Laura M Trusicott in household of Harlean S Truscott, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura May Prentice, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Laura Prentice, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1901: Gates, Wisconsin, United States 1905: Rusk, Wisconsin, United States

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English (East Anglia): from Middle English prentis, prentiz, a shortened form of apprentis ‘apprentice’ (Anglo-Norman French apprenti(e)z, prentiz, prentice, from Old French aprendre ‘to learn, to understand’, Latin appre(he)ndere ‘to understand, grasp’), denoting someone learning a craft or trade, but probably originating as a nickname in the case of the surname.

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

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