Laurel Doris Williams

7 February 1935–22 July 2015 (Age 80)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Laurel Doris

When Laurel Doris Williams was born on 7 February 1935, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, her father, Richard Edwin Williams, was 33 and her mother, Doris Coppock, was 28. She married John Contos on 24 May 1951, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 22 July 2015, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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John Contos
Laurel Doris Williams
Marriage: 24 May 1951
Crystal Lynn Contos

Spouse and Children

24 May 1951
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 9

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 21

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

English (also very common in Wales): patronymic from William .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Laurel Doris Lawcock in entry for Mrs Crystal Lynn Weber, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Laurel Doris Williams Lawcock, "Find A Grave Index"

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