A'Lanson McLaughlin

17 February 1902–25 November 1989 (Age 87)
Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of A'Lanson

When A'Lanson McLaughlin was born on 17 February 1902, in Iowa, United States, his father, Eugene Fritzallen McLaughlin, was 46 and his mother, Christina Diana Christensen, was 35. He married Anna Augusta Louise Swanson on 3 November 1928, in Pukwana, Brule, South Dakota, United States. He lived in Pleasant Grove Township, Brule, South Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 25 November 1989, in Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota, United States.

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A'Lanson McLaughlin
Anna Augusta Louise Swanson
Marriage: 3 November 1928

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  • Marriage
    3 November 1928Pukwana, Brule, South Dakota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 11
    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.
    1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world
    Age 24
    Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lochlainn ‘son of the Scandinavian’, a patronymic from the personal name Lochlann ( see Laughlin ).

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Alanson McLaughlin, "South Dakota State Census, 1905"
    • Alanson Mclaughlin, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"
    • Alanson Mclaughlin, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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