Laura Roessing
born: 13 June 1892
Leadville, Colorado,
United States of America
died: 26 February 1969
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 76)
American actress.  She was Mrs. Spat in the short-lived 'Spat' series for Hal Roach between 1924-25.

Her parents were Jacob B. Danielson (born Oct 1852) and Josephine S. Oleson (born Oct 1854), both natives of Sweden.  They married in Creston, Union, Iowa, USA on June 6, 1882.  She had at least one older sister, Florence Etta Danielson (September 8, 1887 - September 26, 1978), born in Creston, Iowa, USA.
On October 26, 1916, Florence married a Minnesota native, passenger agent (later railway traffic manager) Charles Vernon Means (October 14, 1879 - February 15, 1960).

Laura married three times. Her first marriage was to Benjamin Victor Roessing (August 24, 1884 - July 14, 1954) on December 7, 1907 in Golden, Jefferson, Colorado, USA. Ben was over 21, while Laura claimed to be over 18. They divorced in Los Angeles in June 1918 (per Benjamin's second marriage certificate).

Over a decade later, Laura Roessing remarried to John Eager Finnall (November 24, 1881 - April 16, 1954) on December 19, 1928 in Orange, California, USA.  The widowed Finnall (aged 47), a California native (son of Virginia-born Marion Finnall and New York-born M. Louise Eager), worked in real estate. Divorcee Laura, claiming age 32 (and therefore, an 1896 birth year), has entered her second marriage. Interestingly, while John resides 106 Collins Ave. in Balboa, Cal., Laura is back in Denver, living at 672 Calmet Ave. I believe this marriage lasted until John's death (they were still married as of a June 1952 Passenger List).

Her third marriage was to Joseph [O. or D.] Carey (? - ?) on November 10, 1956 in Clark, Nevada, USA (presumably Vegas).

Laura Marie Danielson-Roessing-Finnall-Carey died February 26, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Laura M Carey.
Real name: Laura Marie Danielson Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1921
Among Those Present
[unidentified character]
 

1923
Let's Build
Mrs. Spat

1923
Call Of The Wild
Mercedes
 

1923
Heavy Seas
Mrs. Spat
 

1923
Roughing It
Mrs. Spat
 

1923
The Great Outdoors
Mrs. Spat

1923
Mother's Joy
[unidentified character]
 

1923
The Darkest Hour
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
Help One Another
Mrs. Spat

1924
Political Pull
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
Hunters Bold
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
Hit The High Spots
Mrs. Spat

1924
Bottle Babies
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
Suffering Shakespeare
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
Radio Mad
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
A Hardboiled Tenderfoot
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
South O' The North Pole
Mrs. Spat

1924
Gee Whiz, Genevieve
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Lost Dog
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
Hot Stuff
Mrs. Spat

1924
Deaf, Dumb And Daffy
Mrs. Spat
 

1924
The Rubber-Neck
Mrs. Spat

1925
Laugh That Off
Mrs. Spat
 

1925
The Fox Hunt
Mrs. Spat
 

1925
Excuse My Glove
Mrs. Spat
 

1925
Black Hand Blues
Mrs. Spat
 

1925
Wild Papa
Mrs. Spat
 

1925
The Royal Four-Flush
Mrs. Spat
 

1926
Don Key (Son Of Burro)
[unidentified character]
 

Acknowledgements:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12069-43571-9?cc=1325221  (1900 Census, line 90)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25819-18626-29?cc=1932434  (marriage to Roessing)
https://archive.org/stream/14thcensusofpopu116unit#page/n278/mode/1up  (1920 Census, line 66)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29896-51296-72?cc=1804002  (marriage to Finnall - specifically in Santa Ana, Orange, CA)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23408-17906-58?cc=1916084  (1929 Pass List)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23392-7826-77?cc=1916084  (1934 Pass List)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22075-3859-4?cc=1923888  (1938 Pass List)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27798-7115-39?cc=2000219  (1940 Census, line 2)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-33888-23842-11?cc=1923888  (1952 Pass List)
https://archive.org/stream/californiacensus00reel136#page/n190/mode/1up  (1930 Census, line 2)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVJV-7TM  (marriage to Carey)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVBM-N98  (marriage to Carey)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPDK-LJT  (CA Death Index)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85361639 (FindAGrave)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJWY-BH3  (parents' marriage)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJ2G-G5M  (parents' marriage)
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-17957-85307-88?cc=1614804  (Benjamin Roessing 2nd marriage)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X54N-DM2  (BVR WWII Card)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6DW-Z2J  (BVR death record)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2573640 (BVR Find a Grave)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPNB-D1C  (John Finnall in CADI)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPCS-4QZ  (sister in CADI)
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3A%22Florence%20Etta%22~%20%2Bsurname%3AMeans~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AIowa~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1885-1890~  (sister docs)
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3ACharles~%20%2Bsurname%3AMeans~%20%2Bbirth_place%3AMinnesota~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1879-1890~  (brother-in-law docs)
https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3ACharles~%20%2Bsurname%3AMeans~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1879-1890~%20%2Bspouse_givenname%3AFlorence~
Jesse Brisson (help and information)

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