Lloyd Wilmott Laing

19 June 1908–31 December 1955 (Age 47)
Halton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Lloyd Wilmott

When Lloyd Wilmott Laing was born on 19 June 1908, in Halton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Arthur William Laing, was 39 and his mother, Alma Isabelle Adair, was 31. He married Bertha Laverne True on 5 July 1935. He lived in Nipissing, Ontario, Canada in 1911 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 31 December 1955, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Lloyd Wilmott Laing
Bertha Laverne True
Marriage: 5 July 1935

Spouse and Children

5 July 1935

Parents and Siblings

    Arthur William Laing


    Alma Isabelle Adair




World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 5

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 14

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of Lang .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lloyd W Laing in household of George B Oder, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lloyd Wilmar Laing, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lloyd W Laing, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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