Laura Letha Blake1

ID#378, b. 26 January 1905, d. October 1987
Birth date: 26 January 1905
Birth place: Marshall County, West Virginia.1,2

Commonly known by her middle name, Letha.2 Her name initially presented a challenge, as her maiden name as it appears on the record of her marriage is Letha L. Blake.2 Then I learned that her name appears as Laura L. on her gravestone, which seemed to indicate that her name might have been Laura Letha.3 It wasn't until I found the record of her birth that I decided that Laura Letha must be the correct name. While her first name is not included in the original entry in the birth register, there is a handwritten entry to "see file 196E" regarding the addition of "Laura Letha" to the birth record.1 The final clincher that settles it in my mind is that her name is recorded as Laura Harris in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI.)4

Laura married Donald Edgar Harris, son of Isaac Elmer "Ike" Harris and Mary Ellen Stewart, on 21 August 1926 at Moundsville, West Virginia. H. W. Bankes, a minister in the Church of Christ, certified that he united them in marriage.2

Letha died at age 82 in October 1987.4

Deceased Children of Laura Letha Blake and Donald Edgar Harris:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=5 Feb 2017

Citations

  1. [S1841] Laura Letha Blake, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00417.jpg.
  2. [S812] Marriage License for Donald E. Harris and Letha L. Blake, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130841_00063.jpg.
  3. [S997] Photograph of Laura L. and Donald E. Harris gravestone, Salem Church of Christ Cemetery (Marshall County, West Virginia), taken by Glen Richmond Harris, date unknown.
  4. [S899] Laura Harris, Social Security Death Index, compiled by Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com/search/DB.aspx?dbid=3693
  5. [S2341] Marriage License for Bernard Crow and Maxine Harris, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130889_00273.jpg.
  6. [S2338] Doris "Imogene" Garrison obituary, presented by Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, Moundsville, West Virginia, online http://www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
  7. [S631] Marriage License for Register of Marriages, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130889_00548.jpg.