Laura Ellsworth

1869–1945 (Age 76)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Ellsworth was born about 1869, in Iowa, United States, her father, Darius Freeman Ellsworth, was 33 and her mother, Mary E Starkweather, was 32. She lived in Bristow, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 26 January 1945, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Darius Freeman Ellsworth
Mary E Starkweather
Willis Arthur Ellsworth
Elmer James Ellsworth
Laura Ellsworth
Alfred Hill Ellsworth

Parents & Siblings

  • Darius Freeman Ellsworth


  • Mary E Starkweather




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire named Elsworth, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Elli ( see Ellington ) + Old English worð ‘enclosure’ ( see Worth ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lura Ellsworth in household of Darius Ellsworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lura M Ellsworth in household of Darius F Ellsworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lura Sims, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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