How I got my name, and for whom I'm named after "Annie Laurie"
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How I got my name, and for whom I’m named after
In Scotland, two musicians loved each other dearly, and wished to marry. But both
wanted to finish their career in music, and neither being financially fixed to carry on, and
especially if marriage was considered.
Annie Laurie, (Grandma Hair’s, Great Grandmother; her maiden name was Laurie, and
Annie Laurie was her sister.) the musician lover, gave up marriage for a career, and her
musician lover in return wrote and dedicated to her, the old favorite Scottish Aire, “Annie
Laurie.” Of course, Laurie is a family name and has been kept in the family by giving
some one in each generation the name.
My right name is Laurie, and I was blessed such, instead of Laura. My Father, told
me I was named after Annie Laurie, and for me to see to it that somewhere along the line,
“Bonnie Annie Laurie” was given to some choice spirit that the name might be carried on.
The name Hannah was given me after grandmother Hair. (Fathers Mother)
Hannah Laurie Hair Perry
This was related to me, by my father John Hair Sr. in February 1934, while he was
visiting at our home. Father told me many interesting stories; one was their conversion to
the church, which you will find, in fathers history.
This was the last visit father had with me. He went to Duchesne, Utah then to Salt
Lake City, to the LDS Hospital, where he was operated on and died while in the hospital,
May 21, 1934
His Daughter Laurie
Retyped March 11, 2001 by
Laurie Rawlings Sorensen
Granddaughter to Hannah Laurie Hair Perry