Laura Mansie Mansfield

3 June 1891–20 September 1977 (Age 86)
Saint Michaels, Talbot, Maryland, United States

The Life of Laura Mansie

When Laura Mansie Mansfield was born on 3 June 1891, in Saint Michaels, Talbot, Maryland, United States, her father, Joseph R Mansfield, was 26 and her mother, Ella C Hudson, was 19. She married John Owen Lewis on 16 August 1920, in District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Saint Michaels Parish, Talbot, Maryland, United States in 1910 and Marion Township, Marion, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 20 September 1977, in Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, Marion, South Carolina, United States.

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John Owen Lewis
Laura Mansie Mansfield
Marriage: 16 August 1920
John Owen Lewis

Spouse and Children

16 August 1920
District of Columbia, United States


    John Owen Lewis


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire. The early forms, from Domesday Book to the early 13th century, show the first element uniformly as Mam-, and it is therefore likely that this was a British hill-name meaning ‘breast’ ( compare Manchester ), with the later addition of Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ ( see Field ) as the second element. The surname is now widespread throughout Midland and southern England and is also common in Ireland.2 Irish: when not an importation of 1, this is an altered form of the Norman name Manville ( see Mandeville ).3 Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld, a habitational name for someone from a place so called in Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mansfield L Lewis in household of John O Lewis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura M Lewis in household of John O Lewis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura M Mansfield in household of Joseph R Mansfield, "United States Census, 1900"

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