Laura Gassert (1911 - 1983)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Laura Gassert’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Laura so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Laura’s biography.

Laura Gassert Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Laura Gassert and her immediate Gassert family. Add to Laura Gassert's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Laura.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Laura Gassert? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Laura finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Laura attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Laura did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Laura Gassert is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Laura's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Laura's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Laura a religious woman? Add Laura’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Laura during various points of her life.

Timeline

1911 - In the year that Laura Gassert was born, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

1946 - She was 35 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1954 - By the time she was 43 years old, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

1968 - When she was 57 years old, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

1983 - In the year of Laura Gassert's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

Laura Gassert Family Tree

Who was Laura’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Laura’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Laura's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Laura Gassert
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Laura's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Laura Gassert is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Laura Gassert died in July 1983 at 71 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Laura. She was born on November 1, 1911. We have no information about Laura's immediate family. We know that Laura Gassert had been residing in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Memories

What do you remember about Laura Gassert? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Laura is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Laura Gassert

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources