Lawrence T. Dale, the subject of this sketch was born in London, England, January 27, 1840. His parents emigrated to this country when he was about five years old, and settled in Livingston county, New York, and there the son was reared and educated. When sixteen years old, in the fall of 1856, he went to Jasper county, Iowa, and remained till the spring of 1857, and then went to Michigan, where he remained a little over a year. In the fall of 1858 he went to Jefferson county, Mississippi, and engaged in the wood-contracting business. He went to Minnesota in the spring of 1861, and there engaged in farming and lumbering, and in 1864 removed to the country west of the-
Rockies” and spent some time in Montana, California, and Nevada, remaining in the latter place four years, following mining. He came to Livingston county, this State, in 1869, and then farmed till January, 1S77, when he came to this country and has ever since resided here. He owns a good: farm of 160 acres in Harrison township which is well improved with a good residence, out-houses, etc.
Mr. Dale was married, in Livingston county, Missouri, February 7, 1869, to Miss Alma Wariner. They have had five children, whose names in order of birth, are, Edwin S., William W., Mary L., Nellie M. and George W.