Laura A. Dickenson

Brief Life History of Laura A.

When Laura A. Dickenson was born on 12 October 1872, in Russell, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel H. Dickenson, was 36 and her mother, Malinda Gobble, was 23. She married William Edward " Bud" Dorton on 16 August 1892, in Russell, Virginia, United States. She lived in Copper Creek, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 28 May 1894, in Moccasin District, Russell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 21.

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William Edward " Bud" Dorton
1867–1929
Laura A. Dickenson
1872–1894
Marriage: 16 August 1892

Sources (9)

  • Laura A Dickenson in household of S H Dickenson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura Dickenson, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Laura A. Dickenson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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World Events (7)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Dicun, a pet form of Richard (see Dicken ) + son.

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

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