Laura Smith

about 12 June 1890–13 May 1974 (Age 83)
Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Smith was born about 12 June 1890, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Edward Everett Smith, was 18 and her mother, Irene T. Billman, was 20. She married Samuel Arnot Caughey on 17 May 1913, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 13 May 1974, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Arnot Caughey
Laura Smith
Marriage: 17 May 1913
Stanley Arnot Caughey
Robert Walter Caughey
Margaret Irene Caughey

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Arnot Caughey



17 May 1913
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Stanley Arnot Caughey


    Robert Walter Caughey


    Margaret Irene Caughey


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Everett Smith


    Irene T. Billman





    Edward Stanley Smith



    Margaret Jennie Smith


    Eddie Maria Smith


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 15

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Caughey in household of Samuel A Caughey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura S Arnot in household of Samuel Arnot, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura S Caughey in household of Arnot S Caughey, "United States Census, 1920"

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