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James Riddle Laughlin
Birth: Sep. 25, 1851
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1930
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA

Son of John Laughlin and Jane Cuttle. He was born soon after his Scottish immigrant parents arrived in Allamakee County. He attended Western College in Linn County and was granted a teaching certificate in 1868. He married Amanda Jane Harris on 04 May 1872 at Castalia, Iowa, in a joint ceremony with his sister Ella and her brother George.

Jim was a farmer, a teacher, Post County assessor for many years, a member of the National Guard, and he helped to install the first rural telephones in Post Township. He was fond of using dynamite to celebrate the 4th of July. He lived his entire life on the same farm in Post Township. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Laughlin (1809 - 1860)
  Jane Cuttle Laughlin (1814 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Jane Harris Laughlin (1849 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Mildred Rae Laughlin Meier (1876 - 1950)*
  Bernice Laughlin Walter (1886 - 1985)*
  Esther Winifred Laughlin Kenney (1890 - 1984)*
  Helen Laughlin Chamberlain (1893 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Laughlin Riddell (1835 - 1916)*
  John Henry Laughlin (1836 - 1916)*
  Robert R. Laughlin (1840 - 1907)*
  Mary Jane Laughlin Patterson (1841 - 1911)*
  Margret Ann Laughlin Douglass (1847 - 1873)*
  James Riddle Laughlin (1851 - 1930)
  Sara Ellen Laughlin Harris (1855 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Minert Cemetery
Postville
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 13, 2001
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Did you really celebrate with dynamite?
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