Etta Yarber

1875–22 December 1953 (Age 79)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Etta

When Etta Yarber was born in 1875, in Illinois, United States, her father, David Yarber, was 45 and her mother, Sara Catherine Smith, was 41. She married Charles Sumner Laws on 28 May 1902, in East Saint Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Canteen Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 22 December 1953, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78.

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Charles Sumner Laws
Etta Yarber
Marriage: 28 May 1902
Mary Kathryn Laws

Spouse and Children

    Charles Sumner Laws



28 May 1902
East Saint Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Yarber


    Sara Catherine Smith




    Mary Jane Yarber


    William Yarber


    John Yarber


    Joseph Edward Yarber


    James W. Yarber


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: probably an altered form of English Yarbord or Yerburgh, both variants of Yarbrough .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Etta Lawes in household of James C Bullock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Etta Laws in household of Charles S Laws, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Etta Laws in household of Charles S Laws, "United States Census, 1910"

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