Carl Eugene Laurier Jr.

b. 30 July 1930, d. 19 April 1987
  • Carl Eugene Laurier Jr. was born on 30 July 1930 in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey.
  • He was known as Carlie among family and friends.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper, in December 1938: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Laurier, well-known residents of Upper Montvale, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon. The happy couple who have resided at Upper Montvale for the past 23 years, were married December 19, 1888, at Speier, in southwestern Germany. Both were born on the same day in the same town in which they also were married. They have two sons, Carl, well known pianist, and Ludwig. Mr. Laurier is also related to Sir Wilfred Laurier, one time Premier of Canada.
         Before coming to this section Mr. Laurier was engaged in the drug store business in Niagara Falls, and was for more than 16 years general manager of the New York office of Colgate & Co., perfumers.
         More than 50 relatives, friends and neighbors called at the home Sunday afternoon and evening and extended their congratulations and best wishes, and the honored couple received many beautiful flowers, handsome gifts, and anniversary cards.
         An informal musical program was presented, the guest artist being Mr. Ludwig Laurier, former concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera House orchestra and conductor of the favorite hour known as the "Slumber Hour" on WJZ a few years ago. Mr. Laurier, a brother of the honored groom, accompanied by Carl Laurier, his nephew, who is also well-known in musical activities, gave a masterly rendition of the the Max Bruch Concerto No. 1, and as a special gift for the bride and groom splendidly played "La Cinquintain" by Gabriel-Marie.
         Frederick Loescher, well known county tenor and director, sang several operatic and concert selections by Schubert and Verdi, and scored with the singing of Jacques Wolfe's "Shortenin' Bread". Later in the evening Mr. Loescher also gave several comic recitations.
         Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Laurier of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Laurier, daughter Lois, and sons, Eugene and Ludwig, Jr., of Park Ridge; Carl Laurier and son, Carl, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Price, Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Cooper, and John R. Foxlee, all of Montvale; Mrs. Bertha C. Forbes of Pearl River, Frank P. Schwalm, Mrs. Clara S. Loughrey and Miss Ethel Schwalm of New City; Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Turse and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dick of Park Ridge; Frederick Leoscher, of Pearl River; Mrs. John Carlock and daughter, Mrs. Arthur Krausse, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Mittag and daughter, Barbara, and son, James. Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Mittag and son, James, and daughter, Maryllyn, all of Ridgewood, N. J.
         The party broke up at an early hour with all wishing the happy couple many more years of married happiness.
  • Gertrude Alice Ufford appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 121 St. James Place. Other members of the household included Carl Eugene Laurier Jr., Mary Rose Hagerty.
  • He applied for a Social Security account number on 15 October 1945 while living at 380 Melave, Palm Springs, Riverside County, California. At the time of his application he was unemployed.
  • Gertrude Alice Ufford and Carl Eugene Laurier Jr. appeared in the '1948-1949 Season Palm Springs, California, City Directory where she was employed as a waiter, and he as a bus boy, at the Desert Inn. She also appeared as an employee of the Desert Inn in the directories for the 1947-48 and 1950 seasons..
  • He married Vera Elizabeth Fryer, daughter of Forrest J. Fryer and Christine (?).
  • He served in the US Army from 31 December 1954 to 31 March 1958.
  • The following appeared on 8 June 1960 in The Seattle Daily Times: Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude A. Laurier, 58, of 2544 13th Av. W., will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow in the Bonney-Watson chapel. Cremation will follow.
         Mrs. Laurier died Sunday at her home after a sudden illness.
         Born in Connecticut, Mrs. Laurier lived in New York until 1946, when she moved to California. She had lived here off and on since 1950. She last worked as a hotel switchboard operator at Palm Springs, Calif.
         Mrs. Laurier was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
         Surviving are a son, Carl Laurier, Jr., Seattle; two sisters; a brother, and three grandchildren.
  • Carl Eugene Laurier Jr. became a widower at the 21 January 1971 death of his wife Vera Elizabeth Fryer.
  • The following appeared on 22 January 1971 in The Seattle Daily Times: [Died] Vera Elizabeth Laurier of 142 N. E. 51st. Wife of Carl Laurier; mother of Russell, Charles and Dianne Laurier; sister of Mrs. Frances Randall, Mrs. Patricia Concannon, all of Seattle, Forrest J. Fryer, Jr; daughter of Mrs. Christine Fryer, both of Petersburg, Alaska. Services Saturday, 1 p.m., Bonney-Watson Broadway Chapel. Interment, Holyrood Cemetery.
  • Carl Eugene Laurier Jr. died on 19 April 1987 at age 56 in Belleview, King County, Washington.
  • Last Edited: 25 Nov 2014

Family: Vera Elizabeth Fryer b. 2 October 1932, d. 21 January 1971