John Dwight Laughlin

18 November 1904–23 March 1986 (Age 81)
Mahaska, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Dwight

When John Dwight Laughlin was born on 18 November 1904, in Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, John Ross Laughlin, was 33 and his mother, Ella Jane Chapman, was 34. He lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Garfield Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1986, in New Mexico, United States, at the age of 81.

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John Dwight Laughlin
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Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Ross Laughlin


    Ella Jane Chapman




    Cecelia Fern Laughlin


    Mary Jane Laughlin



    William Patrick Laughlin


    Laura Teresa Laughlin


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 8

New Mexico is the 47th state.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 22

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lochlainn ‘descendant of Lochlann’, a personal name meaning ‘stranger’, originally a term denoting Scandinavia (a compound of loch ‘lake’, ‘fjord’ + lann ‘land’). Many Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Lochlann, a 10th century lord of Corcomroe, County Clare.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John D Laughlin in household of John R Laughlin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John D Laughlin, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Dwight Laughlin in household of John R Laughlin, "United States Census, 1930"

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