Laura Emma Clough

Laura Emma Clough

Female 1887 - 1959  (71 years)

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  • Name Laura Emma Clough 
    Born 19 Jul 1887  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cemetery Church of Our Savior Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Race 562-12-9824 
    _UID 46C3688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000C3DB 
    Died 13 Mar 1959  Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9390  Scudder
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2005 

    Family 1 Charles A. Scudder,   b. 2 Aug 1860, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1928, Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1908  Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 73A1688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000CEAD 
    Children 
     1. Elise Anderson Scudder,   b. 16 Jan 1910, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1977, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. John Haas Scudder,   b. 29 Oct 1912, Seattle, King, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1983, Orange county, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Charles LaBarre Scudder,   b. 16 Aug 1918, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1995, Orange county, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Elizabeth Clough Scudder,   b. 11 Nov 1921, Alhambra, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 2005, San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles Anderson Scudder,   b. 7 Oct 1893, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1984, Orange county, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Abt 1929  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 77A1688E3C09D511A5C1205002C10000D2ED 
    Notes 
    • Charles and Laura Clough met while she was a student at the School of Nursing at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, where Charles was a patient. The hospital was founded in 1890 by Julia Scudder and her brother, John H. Scudder. For a time the newlyweds lived in the historic Scudder home on Sullivan Way, near the Trenton Country Club.
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Laura Scudder
    Laura Scudder

  • Notes 
    • In 1926, Laura, who owned a potato chip factory in Monterey Park, California, invented a wax paper potato chip bag to keep the chips fresh and crunchy. She and the employees of her small, family chip operation ironed sheets of waxed paper into bags. They then filled the bags by hand and ironed them shut, delivering them to retailers for customer self-service. Before this time, retailers had dispensed potato chips in bulk from cracker barrels or glass display cases. This made potato chips even more popular. In 1956, she sold the business for 6 million dollars, and twenty years later, Borden bought it for 100 million dollars.

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Email from Tim Kane, 16 May 2000, Kane, Tim .