Surname: Lawson

Grinnell Family of New Bedford, MA

Since the early settlement of Newport and Portsmouth, R. I., shortly after 1638, the Grinnells have been identified with Rhode Island and Massachusetts history, the earlier generations living largely in the towns of Newport county, R. I., and for the past hundred and more years branches of this southern Rhode Island family have been representative of the best citizenship in the old Massachusetts town of New Bedford. At New Bedford lived Capt. Cornelius Grinnell, a patriot of the Revolution, and long engaged in the merchant service, who married into the old historic Howland family, and one of whose sons, Joseph Grinnell, for almost a decade represented the New Bedford district in the United States Congress, and was long prominent as a merchant and manufacturer and banker of the town; and there lived the late Lawrence Grinnell, father of the late Frederick Grinnell, who so long was at the head of the Providence Steam and Gas Pipe Company and the General Eire Extinguisher Company, a man of genius in mechanical lines, whose inventions gave him distinction, and one of whose sons, Russell Grinnell, is at this time vice president of the General Fire Extinguisher Company. It is with this New Bedford branch of the Grinnell family this article deals.

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1860 Census West of Arkansas – Creek Nation

Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.

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Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

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History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

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The Descendants of John H. Blackwell

The Descendants of John H. Blackwell is a 62 page manuscript typewritten on onion skinned paper by Julia Ann Blackwell Ketchum. In it Mrs. Blackwell provides the descendants of John H. Blackwell who was born in 1793 in Sumter County, South Carolina; he died between 1870-1880 and was buried at Boles Arkansas. He married in 1824 in Tennessee to Sarah ???. Sarah was born abt 1804 in Tennessee and died between 1851-1859. She was also buried at Boles Arkansas. John H. Blackwell married 2nd 1851-1859 to Malinda ???. Malinda was born abt 1810 in Kentucky, and was buried between...

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1921 Farmers’ Directory of Cameron Iowa

Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter.   Aikman, C. M. Wf. Alma. P. O. Gray, R. 1. R. 160 ac., sec. 6. (26.) Breeder of Short Horn Cattle. Owner, W. F. Aikman. Aikman, W. F. Wf. Nettie; ch. Glen, Fern, Lloyd and Gladys. P. O. Gray, R. 1. R. 260 ac., sec. 7; R. 240 ac., sec. 8; O. 160 ac., sec. 6. (40.) Breeder of Short Horn Cattle. Owner, J. F. Liken. Albertsen, M. and A. Hansen. P. O. Gray, R. 1.R. 400 ac., sec. 21....

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson, of Shelby Co., Ky., married Rebecca Lewis, by whom he had Henry, James, Joseph, William, John, Cynthia A., Mary, Laura, Rebecca, and Nancy. Mr. Lawson settled in Montgomery Co., Mo., in 1822. He and his wife were present at the organization of Macedonia Church, on Cuivre, of which they became...

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Biographical Sketch of Harley F. Lawson

Harley Fleetwood Lawson, son of Shine B. Lawson and Emma Adams Lawson, was born in Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia, October 4, 1879. With the exception of seven years while he was away at school, he has spent his entire life in Hawkinsville. He attended the Hawkinsville public schools, leaving them without graduating, and entered Mercer University, from which he graduated with an A.B. degree in 1899. He taught school in different parts of the State until 1904, when he began the practice of law in Hawkinsville, having studied law under the late W. J. Hammond. He has held the following offices and positions: Alderman of Hawkinsville, member of the Hawkinsville Board of Education, member of the County Board of Registrars, trustee of Mercer University, Macon, Ga. He has served two terms as a member of the House of Representatives, and one term in the State Senate. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, of which he has been secretary and president; a member from Georgia of the Board of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is a Mason, a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, and an honorary member of the international legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. He was married in 1907 to Rena Brandon, of which marriage two children were born: Harriet (Mrs. W. 0. Collins), and Roger Hugh Lawson, who...

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Biographical Sketch of Eugene B. Lawson

The many and varied business enterprises with which Eugene B. Lawson is connected establishes his position as a prominent figure in connection with the commercial and financial development of the state. A native of Kentucky, he was born in Shelbyville, May 27, 1871, and was a young man of twenty-five years when in 1896 he came to the Indian Territory, settling at Nowata. In the fall of the year 1896 he was admitted to the Oklahoma bar and entered upon the active work of his profession, but for the past twelve years has given no time to law practice. He is now concentrating his entire time and attention upon his oil interests, in the oil fields of both Texas and Oklahoma. He is one of the directors and was one of the founders of the First National Bank of Nowata. His business affairs, now extensive and important, have always constituted an element in the growth and progress of the state, as well as in the up-building of his own fortunes. In 1891 Mr. Lawson married Miss Roberta Campbell, a daughter of J. E. Campbell, president of the First National Bank of Nowata. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson have one child, Edward Campbell Lawson, born October 7, 1905, who is now attending school at the Kemper Military School, Boonville, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson have taken the keenest interest in the...

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Lawson, Florence – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry and Alvina (Wish) Reu. She moved to the Willamette Valley in 1936, working as a secretary, bookkeeper and in accounting most of her adult life. Flo got her pilot’s license in September 1946. She married on June 30, 1950, and had two children. She moved to La Grande in 1965. She enjoyed flying small planes. She liked music and sports and was a life member of the Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Jenel AnDyke of La Grande; son, John Lawson; brother, Al Reu; sister, Evelyn Borgen; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the week ending November 3, 2007 – Published: November 3, 2007 ________________________ Florence “Flo” Lawson, 83, died at her home in La Grande Oct. 27. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande. A reception will follow at Zion Lutheran Church at Fourth Street and I Avenue. The funeral home originally announced the funeral would be Nov. 11. Flo was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Greeley, Colo., to John Henry...

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Lawson, Grace May Lee – Obituary

Mrs. Grace M. Lawson, 65, of Fremont, died at 2:15 a.m. today [May 3, 1944] at her home in Fremont after being in failing health several years. Her husband, Dr. F. E. Lawson, M. D., died 17 years ago. She had spent all her life in Fremont and Hedrick communities. Survivors are her son, Warren (Doc) Lawson of Marshalltown, widely know as an orchestra leader; two grandsons, two brothers, and a sister. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Fremont Methodist Church in charge of the Rev. T. C. Kennedy of Oskaloosa, assisted by the Rev. J. W. Zerbe of Fremont. Burial will be in Cedar Township Cemetery at Fremont. The body is at the Fremont Cooperative Burial Association. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lawson, Warren Lee – Obituary

Warren L. Lawson, 51, of Marshalltown, better known as “Doc” a native of Hedrick and one of Iowa’s widely known musicians, collapsed at Bloomfield last Tuesday, December 28, and died before he could be taken to a hospital. “Doc”, whose electric organ recitals and accompaniment for horse shows at fairs, dances, weddings, funeral and other public gatherings had made him famous, had gone to Bloomfield to play for a ball Tuesday night sponsored by the T.T.T. chapter. He was stricken while conferring with members of the organization in the high school gymnasium. He was born at Hedrick and was a son of Dr. and Mrs. F. E. Lawson. He was a graduate of the Hedrick high school and the Ottumwa Conservatory of Music, and had his own band before and after his graduation from State University of Iowa in Iowa City. During the years following he played piano with many well known Iowa dance orchestras, with the Paramount theater stage band in Des Moines and was organist for the Paramount from 1929 until 1931. Later he reorganized his own dance orchestra and it had headquarters in Fort Dodge, Boone and Faribault, Minnesota, before he moved to Marshalltown in 1939. By 1942, “Doc” had added an electric organ to the band and it proved so successful that he started playing solo engagements. This work developed into full time operations and...

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Lawson, Mary Jane Howard – Obituary

Mrs. John Lawson, who resides three miles west of Hedrick died Tuesday June 17. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson were residents in Sigourney many years ago. Mr. Lawson was in business with Mr. Gaston. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. L. McCoy of Battle Creek, Michigan. Keokuk County News, June 9, 1902 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lawson, Harry – Obituary

Harry Lawson, 86, of Corvallis, and a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 3, 2000, at his home. His funeral was Friday at Kings Circle Assembly of God Church. Pastor Kerry McRoberts officiated. Interment was at Twin Oaks Memorial Park in Albany. Mr. Lawson was born Feb. 18, 1914, at Bayfield, Colo., to Harry and Mary (Shoemaker) Lawson. As a teenager he moved to Oregon, where he met and married the love of his life, Grace Lucille Conn. They were married June 15, 1932, at Coquille. He worked in timber-related jobs and also did radio repair. Mr. Lawson served in the U.S. Army during World War II and also served three years in the Army Reserve. From then until his retirement he was a building contractor, working mostly with masonry. During those years he and his wife lived in Buena Vista and at Bandon. He actively participated in his local church both before and after his retirement, including Sunday school, board of deacons, teaching and in the building of new churches in both Bandon and Baker City. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson’s retirement years were spent in Redmond, Granite, Baker City and Corvallis. A special highlight of their retirement was building an A-frame cabin on 22 wooded acres near Granite, where they lived for 16 years. “Lawson Mountain” was a fun gathering place for family and friends. It also provided...

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