Nelle Law

Brief Life History of Nelle

When Nelle Law was born in 1896, her father, David Freeman Law, was 41 and her mother, Bessie R Russell, was 31. She married Lawrence Asahel Barnes on 20 June 1925, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. She lived in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States for about 20 years. She died on 4 December 1985, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 89.

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Lawrence Asahel Barnes
Nelle Law
Marriage: 20 June 1925

Sources (6)

  • Nelle Law in household of David F Law, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nelle Law, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Nelle Law Barnes, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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World Events (8)

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.

1901 · City Hall Built

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from a Middle English personal name Law(e), a short form of Lawrence .

Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived near a hill, northern Middle English law (from Old English hlāw, which generally became low in the south and law in the north). Compare Lowe and Lew .

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 羅, based on its Cantonese pronunciation, see Luo 1.

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

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