Mary Agnes Laidlaw

4 November 1915–2 December 2002 (Age 87)
Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Mary Agnes

When Mary Agnes Laidlaw was born on 4 November 1915, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, David Victor Laidlaw, was 28 and her mother, Agnes Mary Smith, was 35. She married Thomas Hall Downs on 19 May 1940, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 2 December 2002, in Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Thomas Hall Downs
1914–1975
Mary Agnes Laidlaw
1915–2002
Marriage: 19 May 1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 May 1940
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 2

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1941

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Border surname found mainly around Selkirk and the vales of Ettrick and Yarrow. Family tradition has it that the name comes from Ludlow in Shropshire, England, but this is doubtful.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Laidlaw in household of Victor D Laidlaw, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Laidlaw in household of David V Laidlaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary A Laidlaw in household of David V Laidlaw, "United States Census, 1930"

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