Stoneburner, Lawrence Albert: Seventh Generation in America
The following data is extracted from The ABC Family Chronicles.
Lawrence, son of Linzie 0. and Ella Stoneburner, continued the occupation of farming. On 26 February 1924 he married Goldie Ardath Spracklin in Christian Co., Ill. She was the daughter of Grace Belle Austin and George E. Spracklin, also residents of Shelby Co., Ill.
On Sunday, July 5, 1925, "Lawrence Stoneburner was given a birthday surprise by his wife. At the noon hour about 40 of his relatives and friends gathered with well-filled baskets and a big dinner was spread under the trees on the lawn. Among the good things to eat were five big cakes. Mr. Stoneburner received a number of nice presents. Those present were her. and Mrs. John 14 I. Stoneburner, his grandparents; Mr. and Firs. Tom McConnell and son Tony; Mr. and Mrs. George Spracklin and family; Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Stoneburner and family; Bert and Hazel McDaniels and son Richard of Springfield; Thomas, Richard and Lena Bennett; John Stoneburner's family; Lyman Stoneburner and family; and Bill Stoneburner. The afternoon was spent in swimming and eating ice cream. All departed a late hour wishing Mr. Stoneburner many more happy birthdays.'
In later years their farm was situated in Cold Spring Township. In the fall of 1964 Lawrence and Goldie retired from the farm and moved to a home in Shelbyville, Illinois. Lawrence died that following spring.
"Lawrence A. Stoneburner of Shelbyville passed away at the Shelby County Memorial Hospital at 8:20 a.m. today.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Friday at the Lockart and Son Funeral Home, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 Pm Thursday.
Mr. Stoneburner was born in Sheby County on July 8, 1902, the son of Linzie and Ella Miller Stoneburner. He was married to Goldie Spracklin on Feb. 26, 1924. Mr. Stoneburner had been a farmer in the Cowden area, retiring in 1964 and moving to Shelbyville.
He is survived by his wife, Goldie; one daughter, Mrs. Lena M. Cox of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Everett Stoneburner of Indianapolis and Franklin Stoneburner of Herrick; and one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Frost of Herrick."
Goldie Stoneburner still resides in Shelbyville, Illinois.
16 July 1925 Shelbyville Democrat
14 April 19U5 Shelbyville
Source: The ABC Family Chronicles