Laura Mable Coleman

Brief Life History of Laura Mable

When Laura Mable Coleman was born on 27 September 1897, in District of Columbia, United States, her father, John Nevin Coleman, was 21 and her mother, Laura Mabel Wilson, was 18. She married Robert Bartlett Ballard on 28 November 1917, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 17 February 1986, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Park Forest, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Robert Bartlett Ballard
1892–1982
Laura Mable Coleman
1897–1986
Marriage: 28 November 1917

Sources (8)

  • Laura Mable Ballart in household of Robert Ballart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura M Coleman, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920"
  • Laura Mabel Ballard, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Irish and English: from the Middle English personal name Col(e)man, Old Irish Colmán, earlier Columbán, adopted as Old Norse Kalman. It was introduced into Cumbria, Westmorland, and Yorkshire by Norwegians from Ireland and probably spread widely across England. Ó Colmáin (‘descendant of Colmán’) was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, also known as Saint Columban(us) (c. 540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. Columbanus is formally a derivative of the Latin for ‘dove’, seen in the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as Saint Columba (521–597), who converted the Picts to Christianity. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: from Mac Colmáin or Ó Colmáin ‘son (or descendant) of Colmán’.

Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman .

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

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