Laura J

FemaleDecember 1853–

Brief Life History of Laura J

Laura J was born in December 1853, in California, United States. She lived in Blackville Township, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years.

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James E. Dyches
1855–1915
Laura J
1853–

Sources (2)

  • Laura J Dyches in household of James E Dyches, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Dyches in household of J E Dyches, "United States Census, 1880"

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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 4

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

1860

Age 7

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

1886

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Feminine form of the Late Latin male name Laurus ‘laurel’. St Laura was a 9th-century Spanish nun who met her death in a cauldron of molten lead. Laura is also the name of the woman addressed in the love poetry of the Italian poet Petrarch ( Francesco Petrarca , 1304–74 ), and it owes much of its subsequent popularity to this. There have been various speculations about her identity, but it has not been established with any certainty. He first met her in 1327 while living in Avignon, and she died of the plague in 1348 . The popularity of the given name in the English-speaking world has endured since the 19th century, when it was probably imported from Italy.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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