Laughlin,  Dr. Edgerton Ross

Laughlin, Dr. Edgerton Ross

Male 1892 - 1969  (77 years)

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  • Name Laughlin, Edgerton Ross  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Title Dr. 
    Born 23 Jun 1892  Marlbank, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Education Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Albert University 
    Occupation Between 1915 and 1916  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Matriculation 
    Education Between 1916 and 1921  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    University of Toronto 
    Arrival 01 Mar 1922  Rooseveltown, St Lawrence, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Find A Grave Memorial 131972977 
    Occupation Assistant Baker, Parents Bakery,  [1
    Occupation Marlbank, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Clerked, Parents Store 
    Occupation Doctor  [5
    Occupation Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    US Veterans Hospital 
    Residence 1930  Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1935  Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 01 Apr 1940  Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1942  Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1954  Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Retired 1961 
    Died 23 Oct 1969  Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried West Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fairview Cemetery
    Person ID I17151  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Laughlen, David Thompson,   b. 15 Mar 1860, Marlbank, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1916, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Morton, Eliza,   b. 24 Oct 1864, Thomasburg, Greater Napanee, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1935, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Dec 1882  Napanee, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Witness Estella Martin of Napanee 
    Witness Eva Card of Napanee 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bowyer, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 23 Jan 1898, Strathcona, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1986, Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1922  York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Laughlin, Flora May,   b. 08 Dec 1924, Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 2015, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    +2. Laughlin, Ross Edward,   b. 24 Mar 1929, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 2002, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F6016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jun 1892 - Marlbank, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Albert University - - Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Matriculation - Between 1915 and 1916 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - University of Toronto - Between 1916 and 1921 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 01 Mar 1922 - Rooseveltown, St Lawrence, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerked, Parents Store - - Marlbank, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - US Veterans Hospital - - Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jul 1922 - York, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 01 Apr 1940 - Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1942 - Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1954 - Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1969 - Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Catasauqua, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross and Dr Mary E Bowyer Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross and Dr Mary E Bowyer Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross Laughlin Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Ross Edward Sherry Lou Shields Emma Copper Infact Larry Laughlin
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Fritzges, Robert Mary Bowyer Laughlin and E Ross Laughlin
    Fritzges, Robert Mary Bowyer Laughlin and E Ross Laughlin

    Documents
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross Birth Record
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross Birth Record
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928, 1933-1934 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross 1930 USA Federal Census - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross 1930 USA Federal Census - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross 1940 USA Federal Census - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross 1940 USA Federal Census - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross US, World War ll Draft Registration Cards, 1942 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross US, World War ll Draft Registration Cards, 1942 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross US, Border Crossings from Canada to US, 1895-1956 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross US, Border Crossings from Canada to US, 1895-1956 - Dr Edgerton Ross Laughlin

    Headstones
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross and Mary ELizabeth Bowyer Grave Stone
    Laughlin, Edgerton Ross and Mary ELizabeth Bowyer Grave Stone

    Histories
    The Complete Genealogy of Alexander Laughlen by Edgerton Ross Laughlin Published 1955 with updates
    The Complete Genealogy of Alexander Laughlen by Edgerton Ross Laughlin Published 1955 with updates

    Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    The surname MacLaughlin, also spelt Laughlin, Lauchlan, Laughlan, MacLoughlin and McLaughlin, is used in modern Irish as the Anglicization of an Old Gaelic name borne by two entirely distinct Gaelic septs, the first originally called 'O' Maoilsheachlann' and Anglicized as O'Melaghlin up to the end of the 17th Century assumed the name MacLoughun in circa 1691. The territory of this sept lay in the central plains of Ireland, especially in County Meath. The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates male descendant of, and "maol", the tonsured one, i.e. a devotee (of Saint Seachlann i.e. St. Secundinus). This Maoilsheachlann from whom the family descends was better known as Malachy 11, High King of Ireland from 980 - 1002. The second MacLaughlin sept belonged to Innishowen Co. Donegal. The name means "son of (mac) Lochlann", a compound of the Norse elements "loch", a lake or fjord, plus "lann" land. The great leading men of this sept are frequently referred to in "The Annals of the Four Masters". Among the recordings in Ireland is the marriage of John McLaughlin and Elizabeth Crauffurd on June 23rd 1666 at Derry Cathedral, Templemore, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of MacLochlann of Ulster, which was dated circa 1200, in the Annals of Medieval History (Counties Donegal and Derry), during the reign of King Cathal, Craobhdhearg - known as Red Hand, High King of Ireland, 1198 - 1224. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Dr. Laughlin and his Wife D. Mary E. Laughlin nee Bowyer are responsible for collecting the family genealogy and compiling it in 1955. He graduated from the University of Toronto Medical College in 1921, specializing in psychiatry. Since Graduation they worked in several Hospitals for Mental Diseases. He was a prominent Mason and was a member of the Blue Lodge at Belleville, the chapter and commandery at St Peter, Minnesota, USA., and the Shriners' Iren Temple in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA.

      When Dr. Laughlin and his Wife wrote their genealogy, they did it by letter, interview, typewriter and archives. They did not have the access that we have today, by computer, internet, Email and indexes.

      Some of the notes of Dr. Laughlin that he included in his book: Please note that some of his notes are repeated in every chapter of the book, so I have picked the best of his notes.

      The information in this genealogy was gathered over a period of 30 years from various members of the family.

      Before I started collection the history, I knew my grandparents and some of their descendants, but was entirely ignorant of my grandFathers and grandmothers brothers and sister and other remote kin. Most persons are just about as ignorant in these matters as I was. I began to question older members of the family about their ancestors and in this manner added to my knowledge of the family. I would get leads from these relatives which would help me locate more relatives.

      Anyone who has never written a genealogy will have no idea of the difficulties encounter in collection data and the vast amount of work entailed in the typewriting and mimeographing the material. Some relative refuse to give any information about themselves and members of their family. Other relatives ignore all letters they receive and let you keep on writing to them repeatedly. If it weren't for a number of cooperative relatives who supply information necessary, this genealogy would never be possible. Hundreds of letters have been written collecting the data needed. Hundreds more letters were written to notify every relative that this genealogy is available to them.

      The compilers have spent a great deal of time in getting this genealogy prepared as all the work, typewriting, mimeographing etc was done by them. Errors and omissions are sure to be found for which apologies are made. Any material which might be embarrassing has been omitted. It will be impossible for the compilers to ever again make another edition of this genealogy. It is our hope that this genealogy will be a stimulus to other relatives to carry on the work of issuing new editions in the future. Some data was received to late to be included in this genealogy. The compilers thank everyone for their help and cooperation.

      A family history is an ever changing series of events; old faces will be seen no more, new baby faces appear, young folks are getting married; and many folks are moving and changing addresses. Try to keep your family records up to date by keeping blank pages in this book and whenever any changes occur, be sure to mark them down, at once.

      I think every member of our family ought to be interested in preserving our records and keeping out family history up to date. In order to do this effectively, a committee ought to be formed by the interested members and the committee would secure new family data from the relatives from time to time. The committee could be changed from time to time as necessity arose. Such a committee would not only attend to the collection of family records, but could arrange family reunions, etc.

      Family reunions are interesting and beneficial. They help to get us acquainted and help to maintain our interests in other relatives. Our family is such a large on that one large family reunion is not practical. It would be better to have smaller family reunions of different branches of the family where any member would be welcome to attend.

      This family history is out of date by the time it reaches you and it ought to be rewritten in a few years. Who is going to volunteer to do it?

      Our large family is made up of many different kinds of people who sprang from a common ancestor; some are more conformable in the worlds goods then others, some are poor, some are more respectable than others, some may be considered no good, but please remember our present circumstances my not be entirely our own fault. Underneath the hardest shell may be found the finest kernel. Let us overlook the faults in others and try to correct our own.

      Many Laughlin's live in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio and the Village of Laughlintown, Pennsylvania was founded by a Laughlin in General Washington's Army, when he went out to try to capture Western Pennsylvania from the French.

      The firm of Jones and Laughlin is a large steel producer in Pittsburgh. A Laughlin Family settled in Fitzroy Township never Kinburn, Ontario in 1833 and they have written a genealogy.

      The descendants of David and Elizabeth Laughlin hold and annual family reunions and Hazel Simmonds, 42 Donnis Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada are the Secretary of the family. (Written in 1954)

      Some the of essays of Dr. Laughlin that he included in his book:

      Our ancestors were Protestants, i. e. Presbyterian and other faiths. The present generation has member of all Protestant denominations as well as Roman Catholic. Be tolerant of other people's ideas, faith, etc. Is your religion the best one or the only true one? Religion is merely the belief in a supreme being or the worship of that being. When did religion begin? No one can say. No doubt the earliest humans had some form of religion. There have been thousands of religion and there are almost as many religions as there are different people. Each person has somewhat different ideas. Is Christianity the only true religion? Most certainly not. Was the bible written at Gods command and is it the word of God? Not any more than any other book. It was written by people like you and I and expresses the ideas of the Jewish people. Did God start any religion? No he did not. All religions are expressions of mans idea of God, life and the yearning for perpetual life. May has wondered why he was put here on earth for such a short time and then dies. Some persons thought out the idea of heave and hell and life after death, but there is no evidence of such things. Just the opposite is present in the Jewish writing which have been dug up accidentally in Palestine and put together in book form. Most religions are mystical, mysterious, and mournful as well as considered sacred. You will be damned to eternal punishment if you do not believe. Some religions are so rigid and intolerant they would permit no other beliefs if they had the power to suppress. We scoff other religions who believe in evil spirits which bring disease, death, etc, yet we believe we become spirits after death. We believe in angles (good spirits) and the devil (evil spirit).

      One looks in wonderment at the universe; the sun, the stars, the moon and thousands of planets, both seen and unseen. Our little minds cannot grasp the meaning of space and time which are immeasurable. We marvel at the perfect of life; of the way in which a little seed grows into a large animal, tree or human being. We wonder how all these things came into being. We wonder who or what made all these things. There is such vastness and magnitude; such complexity and perfection; we know the creator of it all mush be wonderful. We can wonder as much as we like but we still don't know anything about the Creator (God) after all these eons the world has been in existence. And we are not going to learn anything about God if we believe God "Always was" and that the description of the creation as written in the bible. To say that "God is love" is no explanation at all. We ought to be sensible enough to admit we know nothing about God. God shows his handiwork in natural life here on earth. He works in natural laws and not mysterious or supernatural ways. The Christians believe that Christ was the son of God. The rest of the world does not believe that. We are all the "sons of God" in one sense but not in any way connected to Deity. As all religions are the beliefs of man only and not of God, then every person has just as much opportunity of an everlasting life as the Christians. It is remarkable so much has been written about god and yet nothing is known about him. We ought to try to learn more about the Creator and the universe. If the Creator does not want us to learn about him, I know he has the way to prevent it.

      This not on religion is not meant to try to stop religion. There are some ideas about religion which could be improved, but fundamentally it is helpful to people. We ought to think for ourselves and not accept the views of people who lived thousands or hundreds of years ago. There are many people whose views do not coincide with any established religious faith.

      This is added by Sandi Sullivan
      People also should stop blaming their behaviour on God. If you do something wrong.... I am a Christian or any other religious faith, is not a reason or an excuse for bad behaviour. God is the only one that can do something in his name. You are the only person that can do something in your name. Take the blame for your bad behaviour, I am sure "God" wants nothing to do with your act, you answer for that, not him. If you believe in the bible, then how can you judge? How can you hate? You can't, it is as simple as that.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 601.
      Record for Egerton Ross Laughlin

    3. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Archives of Ontario; Series: MS929; Reel: 121.
      Record for Edgerton Russ Laughlin

    4. [S594] US, World War ll Records, The National Archives at St Louis; St Louis, Missouri; Draft Registration Cards for Fourth Registration for Pennsylvania, 04 27 1942 - 04 27 1942; NAI Number: 563728; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147.
      Record for Edgerton Ross Laughlin MD

    5. [S45] 1930 USA Federal Census, taken April 1, 1930, Year: 1930; Census Place: Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2070; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0147; Image: 278.0; FHL microfilm: 2341804.
      Record for E Ross Laughlin

    6. [S586] US, Border Crossings from Canada to U.S, The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Soundex Card Manifests of Alien and Citizen Arrivals at Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown and Waddington, New York, July 1929-April 1956; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M1482; Roll: 3; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Record Group Number: 85.
      Record for Doctor E Ross Laughlin

    7. [S596] 1940 USA Federal Census, taken April 1, 1940, Year: 1940; Census Place: Newport, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3557; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 40-198.
      Record for Doctor E J Laughlin

    8. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

    9. [S425] This person gave details on themselves.

    10. [S224] James Edward Laughlin, (Location: Scottsville, Monroe, New York, USA;).
      Edgerton Ross Laughlin's death was announced in a letter he sent out for an update and a family reunion. Letter dated Nov. 11 1969