Henry Smith Lawrence

#1, b. 6 April 1854, d. 16 August 1931

Henry Smith Lawrence
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
FatherLemuel Lawrence b. 15 Apr 1803, d. 8 Mar 1881
MotherNancy Daniel b. 18 Jan 1819, d. 7 Aug 1883

Major Life Event

     Henry Smith Lawrence was born on 6 April 1854 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6 He married Alpha Omega Hill, daughter of Alexander Hill and Florence Omega Bumpass, on 1 January 1878 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,7 Henry died at his home of bronchial pneumonia on 16 August 1931 in 510 South Twelfth Street, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 77.2,8,1 He was interred on 17 August 1931 in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.2

Children of Henry and Alpha Omega Hill

Narrative

     Henry was also known as Barber.

     Henry Smith and his twin brother Robert W. were the third and fourth sons of Lemuel Lawrence and Nancy Daniel. He married Alpha Omega Hill in 1878 and in the 1880 U. S. Census was listed with Alpha and their first son, Carl G., as a farmer next to his father-in-law, Alexander Hill. He may have actually been living with his father-in-law and assisting on his farm.

     By 1900, he was involved in the furniture business. Family tradition indicated that he was a cabinet maker. His obituary indicated that he first worked for the H. Cohan funiture company and then the Harley-Holt furniture company where he was employed at the time of his death at age 77. At that time he was one of their oldest employees and was working up to the time of his death.

     The 1900 U. S. Census shows him living at 604 Twelfth Street in Nashville and indicates he was a carpenter working for a furniture company. He later moved to 510 S. Twelfth Street where he is shown in the 1910 through 1930 U. S. Census. Next door at 508 S. Twelfth Street lived his older brother John and later John's son Allen B.

     For many years Henry and Alpha were active members of the East End Methodist church. Henry and Umma lost their two youngest daughters, Maggie and Lizzie, within nine days of each other in 1901, one from diphtheria and the other from scarlet fever. Maggie was partially paralized due to an accident. Her mother, Umma (Alpha) had started to town with baby Maggie. A doctor came along and offered her a ride in a buggy. He stopped along the way to make a house call. While Umma and Maggie were waiting in the buggy, the horse bolted. Umma clutched Maggie to her chest where she had a silver dollar tied around her neck. The silver dollar pressed against Maggie's temple partially paralyzing her.

     The two oldest children of Henry and Umma married and had families. Carl married Jessie Kidder Harper and had nine children. Lessie married John Wise Smith and had five children.

     Henry's obituary:
H. S. LAWRENCE DIES AT HOME

Services for Furniture Man to Be Held Today

Funeral services for Henry S. Lawrence, 78, for many years connected with the Harley-Holt Furniture company who died Sunday morning at his home, 510 South Twelfth street, after several weeks illness, will be conducted at the residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Dr. T. C. Ragsdale will officiate.

Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery. Pallbearers will be E. L. Holt, E. T. Waddell, Walter Gray, Paul Sawyers, C. H. Yarbrough, C. B. Hall, T. D. King and J. P. Griswold.

Mr. Lawrence was born and reared in Sumner county but came to Nashville when a young man and was connected for a time with H. Cohan furniture company. He soon went with the Harley-Holt firm and was one of their oldest employees.

For many years Mr. Lawrence was an active member of the East End Methodist church.

He became ill about six weeks ago but recovered sufficiently to return to work. Ten days ago he suffered a relapse.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Alpha Hill Lawrence; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Smith, a son, C. G. Lawrence of Birmingham; two brothers, Frank J. and James Lawrence of Nashville.8

U. S. Census Records

Census1860Henry Smith Lawrence was listed at age 6, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Lemuel Lawrence in Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 14 June 1860.9
Census1870Henry Smith Lawrence was listed at age 16, born in Tennessee, occupation as a farm laborer, as a member of the household of Lemuel Lawrence in Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 23 June 1870.10
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 5 June 1880, Henry Smith Lawrence was listed as head of household in District 11, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 25, occupation as a farmer. Also enumerated in the household: Alpha Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.].11
Census1900Henry Smith Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 13 June 1900, in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 46, occupation as a carpenter, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Alpha O. Lawrence, Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.], Lessie Mai Lawrence, Margaret Florence Lawrence and Lizzie R. Lawrence.3
Census1910Henry Smith Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 27 April 1910, in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 56, occupation as a clerk in a furniture store, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Alpha Lawrence, John Wise Smith [Sr.], Lessie Mai Smith and Viola May Smith.4
Census1920Henry Smith Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census enumerated 3 January 1920, in Ward 17, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 65, occupation as a clerk in a furniture store, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Alpha H. Lawrence.5
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 3 April 1930, Smith Lawrence was listed as head of household in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 75, occupation as a finisher at a furniture company, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Alpha Omega Hill.6

Residence (City Directories)

1888Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Watkins near Pearl, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1888. Henry worked for a Transfer Line.12
1889Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Gay near Watkins, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1889. Henry was a salesman at 508 Union.13
1890Henry Smith Lawrence lived on E. Sevier near S. Tenth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1890. Henry was a clerk at 508 Union.14
1891Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Eleventh near S. Tenth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1891. Henry was a salesman at 419 Broad.15
1892Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Eleventh near Poplar, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1892. Henry was a salesman at 419 Broad.16
1893Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Eleventh near Sevier, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1893. Henry was a salesman at 317 Broad.17
1894Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Eleventh corner Payne Avenue, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1894. Henry was a salesman at 317 Broad.18
1895Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Eleventh near Poplar, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1895. Henry was a clerk at 317 Broad.19
1896Henry Smith Lawrence lived on Eleventh near Sevier, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1896. Henry was listed as working at 317 Broad.20
1897Henry Smith Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 604 Twelfth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1897. Henry was a clerk at 317 Broad and Carl was an engraver working at 228 N. Marker.21
1898Henry Smith Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived 604 Twelfth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1898. Henry was a cabinetmaker working at 329 Broad and Carl was an engraver working at 228 N. Market.22
1899Henry Smith Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived 604 S. Twelfth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1899. Henry was a clerk at 315 Broad and Carl was an engraver working at 228 N. Market.23
1900Henry Smith Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 604 S. 12th Street, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1900. Henry was a cabinet maker at 319 Broad Street and Carl was an engraver at 225 N. Market.24
1902Henry Smith Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 604 S. Twelfth, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1902. Henry was a reparer at 211 N. College and Carl was an photo-engraver working at 514 1-2 Union.25
1903Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 S. Twelfth, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1903. Henry was a clerk at 317 Broad.26
1904Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 S. Twelfth, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1904. Henry worked in sales at 211 N. College.27
1905Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 Twelfth, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1905. Henry ws a salesman at 208 3rd Avenue North.28
1906Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 12th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1906. Henry ws a salesman at 208 3rd Avenue North.29
1907Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 12th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1907. Henry ws a salesman at 208 3rd Avenue North.30
1908Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1908. Henry was a salesman at 208 3rd Avenue North.31
1909Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 12th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1909. Henry ws a salesman at 208 3rd Avenue North.32
1910Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1910. Henry was a salesman at 208 3rd Avenue North.33
1911Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1911. Henry was a salesman at 218 3rd Avenue North.34
1915Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1915. Henry was a salesman at H. Cohen & Company.35
1917Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1917. Henry was a salesman at Harley Furniture Company.36
1926Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1926. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.37
1929Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1929. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.38
1930Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1930. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.39
1931Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1931. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.40

Citations

  1. [S632] Lawrence Family Bible.
  2. [S546] Henry Smith Lawrence, Death Certificate, Henry S. Lawrence.
  3. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 91, dwelling 203, family 229.
  4. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED66, line 96, dwelling 335, family 353.
  5. [S1016] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED72, line 47, dwelling 33, family 41.
  6. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED58, line 54, dwelling 43, family 49.
  7. [S553] Davidson Co., TN Marriage Records: book 7, page 70; Microfilm.
  8. [S547] The Nashville Tennessean, Henry S. Lawrence Obituary, 17 August 1931, pages 5 & 10.
  9. [S894] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Sullivan and Sumner, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 34, line 8, dwelling 221, family 221.
  10. [S695] 1870 U. S. Census, Sumner Co., Tennessee, U. S. Population Schedule, page 637A, line 34, dwelling 395, family 395.
  11. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 164D, line 6, family 67.
  12. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1888.
  13. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1889.
  14. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1890.
  15. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1891.
  16. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1892.
  17. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1893.
  18. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1894.
  19. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1895.
  20. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1896.
  21. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1897.
  22. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1898.
  23. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1899.
  24. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1900.
  25. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1902.
  26. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1903.
  27. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1904.
  28. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1905.
  29. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1906.
  30. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1907.
  31. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1908.
  32. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1909.
  33. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1910.
  34. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1911.
  35. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1915.
  36. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1917.
  37. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1926.
  38. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1929.
  39. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1930.
  40. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1931.

Alpha Omega Hill

#2, b. 3 May 1858, d. 2 November 1948

Alpha Omega Hill
RelationshipGreat-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
FatherAlexander Hill b. c 1808, d. a 6 Jun 1880
MotherFlorence Omega Bumpass b. 9 Aug 1820, d. 30 Mar 1905

Major Life Event

     Alpha Omega Hill was born on 3 May 1858 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 She married Henry Smith Lawrence, son of Lemuel Lawrence and Nancy Daniel, on 1 January 1878 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.9,10 Alpha died of natural causes on 2 November 1948 in home of her granddaughter, Mrs. W. P. Noblitt, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, at age 90.1,11 She was interred on 4 November 1948 in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,11

Children of Alpha and Henry Smith Lawrence

Narrative

     Alpha was also known as Umma.

     Umma's obituary:

Lawrence--Tuesday morning, November 2nd, 1948, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. W. P. Noblett, Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Alpha Omega Lawrence age 90 years, Widow of Henry S. Lawrence. Survived by son Carl G. Lawrence of Birmingham, Ala; daughter Mrs. John W. Smith of Old Hickory, Tenn; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. Remains will arrive here Wednesday afternoon and will be at the funeral home, 2014 West End Ave., where services will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. B. B. Pennington. Her grandsons and A. B. and William Lawrence will serve as pallbearers. Interment Spring Hill cemetery. Johnson & Carlton Co., Funeral Directors.11

U. S. Census Records

Census1860Alpha Omega Hill was listed at age 2, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Alexander Hill in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 4 June 1860.12
Census1870Alpha Omega Hill was listed at age 11, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Alexander Hill in Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 18 August 1870.13
Census1880Alpha Lawrence was listed as wife at age 22, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in District 11, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 5 June 1880.14
Census1900Alpha O. Lawrence was listed as wife at age 41, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 13 June 1900.15
Census1910Alpha Lawrence was listed as wife at age 50, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 27 April 1910.16
Census1920Alpha H. Lawrence was listed as wife at age 60, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 17, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 3 January 1920.17
Census1930Alpha Omega Hill was listed as wife at age 68, born in Tennessee, in the household of Smith Lawrence in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 3 April 1930.18
Census1940In the Census of 1940 enumerated 4 April 1940, Alpha Lawrence was listed as head of household in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. Alpha was listed at age 78, residing at 510 South Twelfth Street, listed in household 70, occupation as none, highest grade level completed 8th grade, born in Tennessee.8

Residence (City Directories)

1915Alpha O. Lawrence and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1915. Henry was a salesman at H. Cohen & Company.19
1917Alpha O. Lawrence and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1917. Henry was a salesman at Harley Furniture Company.20
1926Alpha O. Lawrence and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1926. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.21
1929Alpha O. Lawrence and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1929. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.22
1930Alpha O. Lawrence and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1930. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.23
1931Alpha O. Lawrence and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1931. Henry was a cabinetmaker at Harley-Holt Company.24
1935Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1935. Alpha was the widow of Henry S. Lawrence.25
1938Alpha Omega Hill lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1938. Alpha was the widow of Henry S. Lawrence.26
1939Alpha Omega Hill lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1939.27
1940Alpha Omega Hill lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1940. Alpha was the widow of Henry S. Lawrence.28
1941Alpha O. Lawrence lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1941. Alpha was the widow of Henry S. Lawrence.29
1942Alpha Omega Hill lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1942. Alpha was the widow of Henry S. Lawrence.30
1944Alpha Omega Hill lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1944. Alpha was the widow of Henry S. Lawrence.31
1946Alpha Omega Hill lived at 510 S. 12th, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1946. Alpha was the widow of Henry Lawrence.32
1947Alpha Omega Hill lived at 510 S. 12th Street, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1947. Alpha was the widow of Henry Lawrence. Also residing at the location: Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr., Kathleen Amanda Lawrence, William David Lawrence and Louise Lawrence.33

Citations

  1. [S40] 3 November 1948 Certificate of Death, Jefferson Co., Alabama, File no. 22348, Registrar's no. 3737026.
  2. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 25, dwelling 49, family 49.
  3. [S1394] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Districts 2-16, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 391, line 10, dwelling 189, family 192.
  4. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 92, dwelling 203, family 229.
  5. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED66, line 97, dwelling 335, family 353.
  6. [S1016] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED72, line 48, dwelling 33, family 41.
  7. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED58, line 55, dwelling 43, family 49.
  8. [S4439] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 4A, ED99-118, line 14.
  9. [S632] Lawrence Family Bible.
  10. [S553] Davidson Co., TN Marriage Records: book 7, page 70; Microfilm.
  11. [S150] Nashville Tennessean, Alpha Omega Lawrence Obituary, 4 November 1948, page 30.
  12. [S907] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7, line 18, dwelling 49, family 49.
  13. [S1394] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Districts 2-16, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 391, line 3, dwelling 189, family 192.
  14. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 164D, line 6, family 67.
  15. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 91, dwelling 203, family 229.
  16. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED66, line 96, dwelling 335, family 353.
  17. [S1016] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED72, line 47, dwelling 33, family 41.
  18. [S959] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 3A, ED58, line 54, dwelling 43, family 49.
  19. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1915.
  20. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1917.
  21. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1926.
  22. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1929.
  23. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1930.
  24. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1931.
  25. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1935.
  26. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1938.
  27. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1939.
  28. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1940.
  29. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1941.
  30. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1942.
  31. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1944.
  32. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1946.
  33. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1947.

Margaret Florence Lawrence

#3, b. 9 August 1885, d. 30 October 1901

RelationshipGrandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherHenry Smith Lawrence b. 6 Apr 1854, d. 16 Aug 1931
MotherAlpha Omega Hill b. 3 May 1858, d. 2 Nov 1948

Major Life Event

     Margaret Florence Lawrence was born on 9 August 1885 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2 Margaret died of heart failure caused by diptheria on 30 October 1901 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 16.1 She was interred in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.3

Narrative

     Margaret was also known as Maggie.

     Maggie was partly paralyzed. According to family tradition provided by Thelma Louise Lawrence, Umma had started to town with baby Maggie. A doctor came along and offered her a ride in a buggy. He stopped along the way to make a house call. While Umma and Maggie were waiting in the buggy, the horse bolted. Umma clutched Maggie to her chest where she had a silver dollar tied around her neck. The silver dollar pressed against Maggie's temple paralyzing her.

     The following "Tribute of Respect to the Memory of Maggie Lawrence" was adopted by the East End M. E. Church.
The Sunday School of the East End M. E. Church South, at the regular meeting Sunday, November 10, 1901, the following expressions were adopted:

The relations between friend and friend do not cease with life. Death removes but the body; the effect of a life, the labors, acts, deeds, remain as an example of the good works of the departed. The influence of a Christian life abides with us, memory clings to the name and character, and the forms and faces are impressed on our dearest recollections, and their kindly acts are imprinted on our hearts.

And since it has pleased our Almighty God to call from us, and take to Himself on Wednesday, October 30, 1901, our much-loved friend and member, it is the espression of this Sunday School, that in the death of Maggie Lawrence we have lost a faithful and true member. She has won a warm place in our hearts because of the love and fidelity which she has always shown since she was old enough to attend Sunday School.

While we feel so deeply our loss, yet we know that the influence of her quiet, gentle ways lives with us still, and we look forward to the bright day when she will greet us on the other shore.

And we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of the deceased, and it is ordered that this memoriam be entered upon our record and a copy of the same be sent to the family of the deceased.4

U. S. Census Records

Census1900Margaret Florence Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 14, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 13 June 1900.5

Citations

  1. [S575] Microfilm records, Returns of Death, Davidson Co., Tennessee Copy in researcher's file, 1901, no. G-1385.
  2. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 95, dwelling 203, family 229.
  3. [S300] Cemetery Record, Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.
  4. [S529] Information provided by Earl Lawrence Smith, Charts, notes, etc. Copy in researcher's file, Tribute of Respect to the Memory of Maggie Lawrence.
  5. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 91, dwelling 203, family 229.

Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.]

#4, b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 November 1966

Carl Greenville Lawrence Sr. ca. 1902
RelationshipGrandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
FatherHenry Smith Lawrence b. 6 Apr 1854, d. 16 Aug 1931
MotherAlpha Omega Hill b. 3 May 1858, d. 2 Nov 1948

Major Life Event

     Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] was born on 28 May 1880 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6 He married Jessie Kidder Harper, daughter of James Thomas Harper and Ida Vanetta McMurry, on 27 April 1902 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.7 Carl died of coronary occlusion on 5 November 1966 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, at age 86.1 He was interred on 7 November 1966 in Forest Hill Cemetery in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1

Children of Carl and Jessie Kidder Harper

Narrative

     Carl married Jessie Kidder Harper in 1902. Family tradition says they had a Gretna Green wedding (eloped). Their first child, Carl Jr., was born in 1903. On the 1910 U. S. Census they were living in Nashville at 519 Eleventh Street South and Carl was working as an engraver for a newspaper. Their residence as about a block over from where his parents lived on Twelfth Street.

     On the 1920 U. S. Census Carl is listed in the 11th Civil District and no street address is given. The following census pages listed addresses on Eleventh Avenue so it may well be that Carl was still living on Eleventh Avenue also. His occupation is listed as a photo-engraver for a printing company. Jessie, his wife, was listed with an occupation of clerk in a drug store. The ages of Carl's children on the 1920 U. S. Census are all incorrect. Actually the ages are off by one line. If you take Carl Jr. and move him to the top of the list of children as he is the oldest, leaving the ages on the lines recorded and moving all other children down one line then the children and ages match.

     Sometime between September 1921 and March 1924, Carl moved the family to Cobb County, Georgia. His son Paul Haywood was born in Nashville on 23 September 1921 and their youngest son and last child was born on 10 March 1924 in Smyrna, Cobb Co., Georgia.

     By 1930, the family had moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where they are listed on the census at 115 61st Street. His occupation is listed as an engraver-photograph. It's my understanding that he work for a newspaper but later ran his own photo-engraving company. I believe this is the residence where they lived for most of the rest of their lifes and where he was living on my visits as a young child. I can remember dinners there that included several of his children and grandchildren. The adults ate at the dining room table while all of the grandchildren ate in another room supervised by my sister, Jessie Lou Lawrence, who was the oldest of all of the cousins.

     Carl's wife, Jessie, died from cancer in 1948. At the time of his death in 1966, Carl was living with his daughter Louise Attison in Trussville, Alabama, and was blind.

U. S. Census Records

Census1880Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] was listed as a son at age one month, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in District 11, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1880 enumerated 5 June 1880.8
Census1900Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] was listed as a son at age 20, occupation as an engraver, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 13 June 1900.9
Census1910Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 28 April 1910, in First Civil District, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 29, occupation as an engraver, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Jessie Kidder Lawrence, Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr., Irene Flournoy Lawrence and Henry Richard Lawrence.10
Census1920Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census enumerated 2 January 1920, in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 39, occupation as a photo engraver, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Jessie Kidder Lawrence, Irene Flournoy Lawrence, Henry Richard Lawrence, Mary Louise Lawrence, Ernest Ross Lawrence, Thelma Marie Lawrence, Jesse Murry Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr.11
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930, Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] was listed as head of household in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. He was listed at age 48, occupation as an engraver, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Jessie Kidder Lawrence, Mary Louise Lawrence, Ernest Ross Lawrence, Thelma Marie Lawrence, Jesse Murry Lawrence, Paul Haywood Lawrence and Robert Douglas Lawrence.2
Census1940In the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940, Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] was listed as head of household in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Carl was listed at age 30, residing at 115 Sixty First Street, listed in household 114, occupation as a engraver for a photo company, highest grade level completed 8th grade, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Jessie Kidder Lawrence, Ernest Ross Lawrence, Jesse Murry Lawrence, Paul Haywood Lawrence and Robert Douglas Lawrence.6

Residence (City Directories)

1896Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived on Eleventh near Sevier, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1896. Carl was listed as working at 228 N. Market.12
1897Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 Twelfth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1897. Henry was a clerk at 317 Broad and Carl was an engraver working at 228 N. Marker.13
1898Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Henry Smith Lawrence lived 604 Twelfth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1898. Henry was a cabinetmaker working at 329 Broad and Carl was an engraver working at 228 N. Market.14
1899Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Henry Smith Lawrence lived 604 S. Twelfth, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in 1899. Henry was a clerk at 315 Broad and Carl was an engraver working at 228 N. Market.15
1900Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 S. 12th Street, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1900. Henry was a cabinet maker at 319 Broad Street and Carl was an engraver at 225 N. Market.16
1902Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Henry Smith Lawrence lived at 604 S. Twelfth, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1902. Henry was a reparer at 211 N. College and Carl was an photo-engraver working at 514 1-2 Union.17
1905Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 601 12th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1905. Carl was an engraver.18
1906Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 518 11th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1906. Carl was an engraver at 215 3rd Avenue North.19
1907Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 518 11th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1907. Carl was a photo engraver working at 306½ 3rd Avenue North.20
1909Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 518 S.11th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1909. Carl was a photo engraver working at 215 3rd Avenue North.21
1909Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 518 11th, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1909. Carl was a photo engraver working at 215 3rd Avenue North.22
1911Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived on Douglas Avenue 4 west of Gallatin Road, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1911. Carl was a photo engraver working at 215 3rd Avenue North.23
1913Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived on McKennie Avenue s. w. corner Chapel Avenue, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1913. Carl was a photo engraver.24
1915Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived on McKennie Avenue s. w. corner Chapel Avenue, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1915. Carl was a photo engraver for Foster & Parkes Company.25
1917Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived on McKennell Avenue 1 e Porter Road, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1917. Carl was an engraver for Foster & Parkes Company.26
1920Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived on Elvira Avenue, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1920. Carl was an engraver for Tennessee and American.27
1921Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived in Smyrna, Georgia, in 1921. Carl was a manager for Gulbenk Engraving Company.28
1922Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived on Collins Switch, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1922. Carl was a manager for Gulbink Engraving Company.29
1923Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived in Smyrna, Georgia, in 1923. Carl Sr. was manager of Gulbenk Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr.30
1924Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived in at Rural Delivery 2, Smyrna, Georgia, in 1924. Carl Sr. was manager of Gulbenk Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr.30
1925Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 118 N. 63d, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1925. Carl was an engraver for the Birmingham News.31
1926Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 121 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1926. Carl was an engraver.32
1928Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1928. Carl was a printer for the Birmingham News Company.33
1931Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1931. Carl was vice-president at Enterprise Engraving Company.34
1932Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1932. Carl was vice-president at Enterprise Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Herbert Comer Attison and Mary Louise Attison.35
1934Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1934. Carl was vice-president at Enterprise Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.36
1935Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1935. Carl was vice president of Enterprise Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.37
1939Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1939. Carl was vice president of Enterprise Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.38
1940Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1940. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Jesse Murry Lawrence and Ernest Ross Lawrence.39
1942Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1942. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.40
1944Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence lived at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1944. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.41
1949Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1949. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company.42
1950Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1950. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company.43
1953Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1953. Carl worked for the National Advertising Agency. Also residing at the location: James Robert Newsome and Thelma Marie Newsome.44

Citations

  1. [S41] Carl Greenville Lawrence Sr., Carl Greenville, Death Certificate.
  2. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  3. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11.
  4. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 24, dwelling 341, family 359.
  5. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 93, dwelling 203, family 229.
  6. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 71.
  7. [S553] Davidson Co., TN Marriage Records: book 18, page 291; Microfilm.
  8. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 164D, line 6, family 67.
  9. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 91, dwelling 203, family 229.
  10. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 24, dwelling 341, family 359, 519 Eleventh Street South.
  11. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  12. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1896.
  13. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1897.
  14. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1898.
  15. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1899.
  16. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1900.
  17. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1902.
  18. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1905.
  19. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1906.
  20. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1907.
  21. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1908.
  22. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1909.
  23. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1911.
  24. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1913.
  25. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1915.
  26. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1917.
  27. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1920.
  28. [S5098] Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1921.
  29. [S5098] Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1922.
  30. [S5098] Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1923.
  31. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1925.
  32. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1926.
  33. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1928.
  34. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1931.
  35. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1932.
  36. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1934.
  37. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1935.
  38. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1939.
  39. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1940.
  40. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1942.
  41. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1944.
  42. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1949.
  43. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1950.
  44. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1953.

Lessie Mai Lawrence

#5, b. 27 June 1883, d. 4 January 1955

RelationshipGrandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherHenry Smith Lawrence b. 6 Apr 1854, d. 16 Aug 1931
MotherAlpha Omega Hill b. 3 May 1858, d. 2 Nov 1948

Major Life Event

     Lessie Mai Lawrence was born on 27 June 1883 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 She married John Wise Smith [Sr.], son of John Dolan Smith and Louise Wise, on 12 June 1907 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.8 Lessie died suddenly at her home on 4 January 1955 in 113 Buffalo St., Old Hickory, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 71.2,9 She was interred on 7 January 1955 in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.2,9

Children of Lessie and John Wise Smith [Sr.]

Narrative

     Lessie's obituary:

SMITH--Mrs Lessie Lawrence, suddenly, at her home, 113 Buffalo St., Old Hickory, Tuesday evening, Jan. 4, 1955. Survived by, husband, John W. Smith, Old Hickory; two daughters, Mrs Walter Lampley, Nashville, Mrs. Cecil Nicks, Dickson, Tenn; one son, Earl L. Smith, Nashville; one brother, Carl G. Lawrence, Birmingham, Ala; five grandchildren. Remains are at Madison funeral home. Funeral services will be from the Old Hickory Methodist Church, Thursday, Jan. 6, 1955, at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Rev. Shelton. Pallbearers will please serve as follows: L. H. Peeler, R. W. Bradshaw, Thommy Starks, W. E. Willis, J. R. Warren, Francis R. Ritchison, Hugo Smith, and W. H. Brown. Eastern Star services at the grave side. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery, Madison Funeral Home, directors.9

U. S. Census Records

Census1900Lessie Mai Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 16, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 13 June 1900.10
Census1910Lessie Mai Smith was listed as a daughter at age 23, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 27 April 1910.11
Census1920Lessie Mai Smith was listed as wife at age 36, born in Tennessee, in the household of John Wise Smith [Sr.] in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 9 February 1920.12
Census1930Lessie Mai Smith was listed as wife at age 45, born in Tennessee, in the household of John Wise Smith [Sr.] in Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 26 April 1930.13
Census1940Lessie Mai Smith was listed as wife at age 56, higherst grade level completed 4th year of high school, born in Tennessee, in the household of John Wise Smith [Sr.] in Old Hickory, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.14

Citations

  1. [S848] Davidson Co. entry, Delayed Certificate of Birth, No. 345867.
  2. [S144] Earl Lawrence Smith, "Smith, Leslie-Lawrence, Family Group Sheet."
  3. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 94, dwelling 203, family 229.
  4. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED66, line 99, dwelling 335, family 353.
  5. [S962] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED660, line 75, dwelling 333, family 356.
  6. [S961] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 50B, ED244, line 93, dwelling 880, family 1035.
  7. [S4434] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7A, ED19-8, line 19.
  8. [S42] Smith-Lawrence, Marriage Book 24.
  9. [S152] Nashville Tennessean, Lessie Lawrence Smith Obituary, 5 & 6 January 1955, page 20 & page 5 respectively.
  10. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 91, dwelling 203, family 229.
  11. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED66, line 96, dwelling 335, family 353.
  12. [S962] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED660, line 74, dwelling 333, family 356.
  13. [S961] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 50B, ED244, line 92, dwelling 880, family 1035.
  14. [S4434] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7A, ED19-8, line 18.

Elizabeth Ruth Lawrence

#6, b. 15 February 1892, d. 8 November 1901

RelationshipGrandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherHenry Smith Lawrence b. 6 Apr 1854, d. 16 Aug 1931
MotherAlpha Omega Hill b. 3 May 1858, d. 2 Nov 1948

Major Life Event

     Elizabeth Ruth Lawrence was born on 15 February 1892 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2 Elizabeth died of scarlet fever on 8 November 1901 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 9.3 She was interred on 9 November 1901 in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.4

Narrative

     Elizabeth was also known as Lizzie.

     The following was expressed by the Sunday School at the East End M. E. Church.
In Memory of Lizzie.

East End Sunday School desires to express their sorrow in the loss by death of one of their number, Lizzie Lawrence, which took place Nov. 8, 1901, as as a school, we resolve to submit the following to the bereaved family to express our sympathy; for indeed we feel their loss is our loss:

"There is a Reaper whose name is Death,
And with his sickle keen,
He reapes the bearded grain at a breath,
And the flowers that grow between.
'Shall I have naught that is fair' saith he,
'Have naught but the bearded grain?
The breath of these flowers is sweet to me
But I'll give the all back again.'
And the mother gave in tears and pain
The flowers she most did love,
She knew she would find them all again
In the fields of light above."

Even Death must needs have the young -- who does not love a little child, and what is a home without children; and a home that has been robbed of a loving and a lovable child is desolution indeed. Surely a loving Father does not permit such awful calamities to come upon his children without a wise purpose.

Who knows but that he needs them to perfect the happiness of our heavenly homes, in a way that no one but a child can do; and as we remember little Lizzie on last Children's Day, representing spring with the lovely flowers all about her, talking to her little classmates about the birds and blossoms praising god by making the heart of man glad, and that they too would praise Him my making their loved ones happy with their sweet voices, it may be that He needed her services up there with His own little folks. Then we like to fancy our Savior's being made so glad by their sweet baby ways and their innocent fun and frolic that He can scarcely refrain from taking them to himself when He sees them already -- 'of such as His kingdom.'

It is for such a little while if we remain faithful ought we not to bear the pain of separation for Him who redeemed us and made it possible for us to meet them again? Some one has spoken about how much we need all our little faithful workers for the future church; true, but Lizzie can do more for the cause by her short life and by dying as she did that by living a long life of faithful service in the church.

Her death should be an inspiration to every older member. If Lizzie, after having cheerfully done all the things she was asked to do in the best way she could, and trusting her Savior for all the rest, could pass from this live into the next singing that grant old hymn, "Praise god from whom all blessings flow' -- then why can't we hope to pass out rejoicing, if we are doing the best we can in the places assigned to us?

Yes, 'a little child can lead us,' even in dying.

Signed by Annie Lou Marshall, Ada Hunter, and S. H. Bowers.5

U. S. Census Records

Census1900Lizzie R. Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 8, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 13 June 1900.6

Citations

  1. [S265] Nashville, Davidson Co., Micro-filmed Birth Records, 1892, no. 187.
  2. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 96, dwelling 203, family 229.
  3. [S575] Microfilm records, Returns of Death, Davidson Co., Tennessee Copy in researcher's file, 1901, no. G-1424.
  4. [S300] Cemetery Record, Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee.
  5. [S529] Information provided by Earl Lawrence Smith, Charts, notes, etc. Copy in researcher's file, In Memory of Lizzie.
  6. [S1015] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 11B, ED111, line 91, dwelling 203, family 229.

John Wise Smith [Sr.]

#7, b. 18 February 1885, d. 30 December 1965

John Wise Smth Sr.
FatherJohn Dolan Smith b. 8 Mar 1834, d. 1 Dec 1911
MotherLouise Wise b. 14 Sep 1849, d. 18 Nov 1940

Major Life Event

     John Wise Smith [Sr.] was born on 18 February 1885 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 He married Lessie Mai Lawrence, daughter of Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha Omega Hill, on 12 June 1907 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.6 John died on 30 December 1965 in a local infirmery, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, at age 80.1,7 He was interred on 1 January 1966 in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,7

Children of John and Lessie Mai Lawrence

Narrative

     The 1930 U. S. Census indicates that all of John's children were born in Tennessee. However, information from Earl Smith, the oldest son of John, indicates that Edith and John Jr. were born in Detroit, Michigan, and indeed, John Sr. can be found in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1920 U. S. Census. It was during this time that Carl G. Lawrence Jr. also was in Detroit for a short period of time according to Earl Lawrence Smith, son of John Wise Smith. Carl was the eldest son of Carl Sr., brother of Lessie Maie wife of John Wise Smith.

     John's obiturary:

SMITH, John W. Smith -- Thursday, Dec. 30, 1965, at a local infirmaery, Survived by daughters, Mrs. Walter Lampley, and Mrs. Cecil Nicks; one son, Earl Lawrence Smith, all of Nashville; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; Remains are at the Chapel of Pettus-Owen & Wood, 4506 Charlotte Ave., where funeral services will be held Saturday morning, at 11:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. N. Wilson. The following will please serve as pallbearers-Hugo Rufus, Roy, and James L. Smith, James K. Hill, and Larry C. Hewgley. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery. PETTUS-OWEN & WOOD, 292-3392.7

U. S. Census Records

Census1910John Wise Smith [Sr.] was listed as a son-in-law at age 24, occupation as a mail clerk in a publishing house, born in Tennessee, in the household of Henry Smith Lawrence in Ward 18, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 27 April 1910.8
Census1920John Wise Smith [Sr.] was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census enumerated 9 February 1920, in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a foreman in a machine shop, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Lessie Mai Smith, Earl Lawrence Smith and Edith Maie Smith.3
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 26 April 1930, John Wise Smith [Sr.] was listed as head of household in Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 47, occupation as a pipe fitter, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Lessie Mai Smith, Earl Lawrence Smith, Edith Maie Smith, John Wise Smith Jr. and Virginia Smith.2
Census1940In the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940, John Wise Smith [Sr.] was listed as head of household in Old Hickory, Davidson Co., Tennessee. John was listed at age 57, residing at 113 Buffalo, listed in household 129, occupation as a stearm fitter at a rayon plant, highest grade level completed 7th grade, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Lessie Mai Smith, John Wise Smith Jr. and Virginia Smith.5

Citations

  1. [S144] Earl Lawrence Smith, "Smith, Leslie-Lawrence, Family Group Sheet."
  2. [S961] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Nashville, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 50B, ED244, line 92, dwelling 880, family 1035.
  3. [S962] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED660, line 74, dwelling 333, family 356.
  4. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED66, line 98, dwelling 335, family 353.
  5. [S4434] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7A, ED19-8, line 18.
  6. [S42] Smith-Lawrence, Marriage Book 24.
  7. [S153] Nashville Tennessean, John W. Smith Obituary, 1 January 1966, page 18.
  8. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 16B, ED66, line 96, dwelling 335, family 353.

Jessie Kidder Harper

#8, b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 January 1948

Jessie Kidder Harper
RelationshipGrandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
FatherJames Thomas Harper b. 16 Mar 1853, d. 27 Dec 1935
MotherIda Vanetta McMurry b. 27 Nov 1854, d. 13 May 1933

     Conflicting evidence states that Jessie Kidder Harper was born on 19 May 1885 in Lebanon, Wilson Co., Tennessee.1

Major Life Event

     Jessie Kidder Harper was born on 19 May 1884 in Wilson Co., Tennessee.2,3,4,5,6,7 She married Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.], son of Henry Smith Lawrence and Alpha Omega Hill, on 27 April 1902 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.8 Jessie died of cerebral hemorrhage due to nephritis and carcinoma of the bladder on 20 January 1948 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, at age 63.1,2 She was interred on 23 January 1948 in Forest Hill Cemetery in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1

Children of Jessie and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.]

Narrative

     James Thomas Harper's family Bible says that Jessie was born in 1884. Her death certificate gives the birth date as 1885.

     According to family tradition provided by Thelma Louise Lawrence, Carl and Jesse had a "Gretna Green" wedding (eloped).

U. S. Census Records

Census1900Jessie Kidder Harper was listed as a son (in error, should be daughter) at age 16, born in Tennessee, in the household of James Thomas Harper in Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1900 enumerated 5 June 1900.9
Census1910Jessie Kidder Lawrence was listed as wife at age 25, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in First Civil District, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 28 April 1910.10
Census1920Jessie Kidder Lawrence was listed as wife at age 35, occupation as a clerk at a drug store, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.11
Census1930Jessie Kidder Lawrence was listed as wife at age 47, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930.12
Census1940Jessie Kidder Lawrence was listed as wife at age 55, higherst grade level completed 8th grade, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.13

Residence (City Directories)

1915Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived on McKennie Avenue s. w. corner Chapel Avenue, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1915. Carl was a photo engraver for Foster & Parkes Company.14
1920Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived on Elvira Avenue, Nashvile, Tennessee, in 1920. Carl was an engraver for Tennessee and American.15
1921Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived in Smyrna, Georgia, in 1921. Carl was a manager for Gulbenk Engraving Company.16
1922Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived on Collins Switch, Atlanta, Georgia, in 1922. Carl was a manager for Gulbink Engraving Company.17
1923Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived in Smyrna, Georgia, in 1923. Carl Sr. was manager of Gulbenk Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr.18
1924Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived in at Rural Delivery 2, Smyrna, Georgia, in 1924. Carl Sr. was manager of Gulbenk Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr.18
1925Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 118 N. 63d, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1925. Carl was an engraver for the Birmingham News.19
1926Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 121 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1926. Carl was an engraver.20
1928Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1928. Carl was a printer for the Birmingham News Company.21
1931Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1931. Carl was vice-president at Enterprise Engraving Company.22
1932Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1932. Carl was vice-president at Enterprise Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Herbert Comer Attison and Mary Louise Attison.23
1935Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1935. Carl was vice president of Enterprise Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.24
1939Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1939. Carl was vice president of Enterprise Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.25
1940Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1940. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Jesse Murry Lawrence and Ernest Ross Lawrence.26
1942Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1942. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.27
1944Jessie Kidder Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] lived at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1944. Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company. Also residing at the location: Ernest Ross Lawrence.28

Citations

  1. [S43] 23 January 1948 Certificate of Death, Jefferson Co., Alabama, State File No. 842, Registrar's No. 3737026.
  2. [S915] Harper Family Bible.
  3. [S1398] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 128A, ED129, line 20, dwelling 99, family 103.
  4. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 25, dwelling 341, family 359.
  5. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 39, dwelling 11, family 11.
  6. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 69, dwelling 540, family 654.
  7. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 72.
  8. [S553] Davidson Co., TN Marriage Records: book 18, page 291; Microfilm.
  9. [S1398] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 128A, ED129, line 16, dwelling 99, family 103.
  10. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 24, dwelling 341, family 359, 519 Eleventh Street South.
  11. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  12. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  13. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 71.
  14. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1915.
  15. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1920.
  16. [S5098] Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1921.
  17. [S5098] Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1922.
  18. [S5098] Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1923.
  19. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1925.
  20. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1926.
  21. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1928.
  22. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1931.
  23. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1932.
  24. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1935.
  25. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1939.
  26. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1940.
  27. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1942.
  28. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1944.

Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr.

#9, b. 11 March 1903, d. 2 November 1955

Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr.
RelationshipFather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
Descendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. was born on 11 March 1903 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 He married first Kathleen Amanda Harr, daughter of Robert Hunter Harr and Nora Ellen Wilhoite, on 16 September 1924 in Marietta, Cobb Co., Georgia.6 Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. was divorced from Kathleen on 19 November 1947 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.7 Carl married second Stella ? circa 1948 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio.8 Carl died of a coronary occlusion, cardio vascual disease on 2 November 1955 in a room at the Charlotte Young Men's Christian Association building, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, at age 52.9,10 He was interred on 5 November 1955 in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.9,10

Children of Carl and Kathleen Amanda Harr

Family of Carl and Stella ?

Narrative

     Carl Jr. was born in 1903 in Nashville, Tennessee, and can be found with his parents on the 1910 and 1920 U. S. Census in Nashville. It appears that sometime in the early 1920s he moved to Detroit, Michigan, for awhile. He may have stayed with his aunt Lessie Smith, her husband John Wise Smith, and their family. The Smith family was listed on the 1920 U. S. Census as residing in Detroit, Wayne Co. In an interview with their oldest son, Earl Lawrence Smith, in the late 1990s Earl related remembering Carl walking down railroad tracks in Detroit playing the saxaphone.

     By 1924, Carl Jr. was in Georgia where he probably met and married Kathleen Harr. Sometime between 1921 and 1923, his father had moved the family from Nashville to Cobb Co., Georgia. Kathleen, whose mother had died in 1913 was partially raised by her mother's sister Della Matthiessen who was listed in the 1920 U. S. Census as residing in Lemons, Cobb Co., Georgia. Kathleen probably was living there when she met Carl Jr. Carl considered Paul Matthiesen, the eldest son of Della and Jacob (Jake) Matthieson, as one of his favorite friends.

     Carl apparently moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, for a short period of time after the marriage as that is where his eldest child, Jessie Louise, was born in 1928. Knoxville was the home of the father and step-mother of his wife Kathleen. By 1930, however they had moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where his father was now living and was listed on the 1930 U. S. Census as a photo-engraver at a newspaper office. I believe that he and his father, who also was a photo-engraver, were probably working at the same newspaper office in Birmingham. There is a photo of them and several other employees at a dinner which is undated but I believe may have been some of the staff of the newspaper.

     About 1934, Carl and family moved to Springfield, Ohio. In 1936 they moved 1111 Broadway Street in Springfield where they lived when their son Paul was born in 1937. At the time Carl was employed at the newspaper as a photo-engraver. According to their daughter Jessie, Carl, at some time while living in Springfield, tried to go into business for himself but was unsuccessful.

     Among their neighbors on Broadway were the Currys who lived two houses up and had a daughter Sondra who was about the age of their son Paul. Next the the Currys were Ralph and Hazel Nelson with their son David who was about the age of their daughter Jessie and next to the Nelsons were the Robeys. For awhile Carl's sister Thelma, her husband James Newsome, and their family lived a few houses further up on Broadway. The Newsomes were living in Springfield when their son James Jr. was born in 1941.

     During World War II, Carl was an Air Raid Warden for the neighborhood on Broadway. Whenever there was an air raid warning it was his duty to go out and check the neighborhood to make sure no lights were visable from any of the homes. This was a periodic exercise during the War to prepare for the event of an air attack by the enemy. I doubt that even if enemy planes were able to reach the United States that any would ever reach as far inland as Springfield.

     Sometime after June 1945, the family moved to Southern Avenue in Springfield. In the fall of 1945 the family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where they initially lived at 112 North 61st Street, near the parents of Carl. By the fall of 1946 they had moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

     In 1947 Carl and Kathleen divorced. Carl moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kathleen and the kids remained in Nashville. About 1948, Paul went to Cincinnati to join his father who had remarried. Jessie remained in Nashville where she had graduated from high school and was employed.

     Carl and his second wife separated about 1949 and he later reunited with Kathleen in Cincinnati. They moved to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1950, returning to Cincinnati in 1951. In late 1953 or early 1954 the family moved to Dayton, Ohio.

     In early 1955, Kathleen suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. Carl took a job in Charlotte, North Carolina. Paul, who was senior in high school and was employed, did not want to move to Charlotte so he remained in Dayton to finish his senior year.

     Carl died in November of 1955 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

     Carl's obituary:

Carl G. Lawrence
     Funeral services for Carl G. Lawrence, 52, Charlotte, N. C., a Nashville native, will be at 10 a.m. today at Finley Dorris & Charlton funeral home, 2423 West End Ave.
     The Rev. Fred Dies will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery. The body is at the funeral home.
     Mr. Lawrence was found dead Wednesday morning in a room in the Charlotte Young Men's Christian association's building. Relatives said he died of a heart ailment.
     A native of Nashville, he had lived for many years in Birmingham and moved to Charlotte about a year ago.
     Mr. Lawrence was a photo engraver and was employed with the Charlotte Engraving company at the time of his death.
     Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kathleen Harr Lawrence; a daughter, Mrs. Roy M. Smith, Nashville; a son, Paul E. Lawrence, Lewisburg, Ohio; his father, C. G. Lawrence, Sr., Birmingham; five brothers, Richard and Earnest Lawrence, both of Birmingham, Jesse Lawrence, Quincy, Ill., Haywood Lawrence, Trussville, Ala., Robert Lawrence, Knoxville, and three sisters, Mrs. Irene Noblitt, Birmingham, Mrs. H. C. Attison, Trussville, and Mrs. J. R. Newsome, Birmingham.10

U. S. Census Records

Census1910Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. was listed as a son at age 7, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in First Civil District, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 28 April 1910.11
Census1920Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. was listed as a son at age 7 (age incorrect), born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.12
Census1930In the Census of 1930 enumerated 2 April 1930, Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. was listed as head of household in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. He was listed at age 27, occupation as a photo engraver, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Kathleen Amanda Lawrence and Jessie Louise Lawrence.2
Census1940In the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940, Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. was listed as head of household in Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio. Carl was listed at age 37, residing at 1111 Broadway, listed in household 33, occupation as a photo engraver, highest grade level completed 1st year of high school, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Kathleen Amanda Lawrence, Jessie Louise Lawrence and Paul Edward Lawrence.5

Residence (City Directories)

1923Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence Smyrna, Georgia, in 1923. Carl Jr. was an apprentice at Gulbenk Engraving Company; Carl Sr. was manager of Gulbenk Engraving Company.13
1924Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at Rural Delivery 2, Smyrna, Georgia, in 1924. Carl Jr. was an apprentice at Gulbenk Engraving Company; Carl Sr. was manager of Gulbenk Engraving Company.13
1927Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 55 Dartmouth, Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1927. Carl was employed as a photo engraver.14
1928Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 216 6th Avenue, Fountain City, Tennessee, in 1928. Carl was a photograver at Stand Engraving Company.15
1929Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1135 Albert Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1929. Carl was Vice-President for Standard Engraving Company.16
1930Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 138 Orlando, Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1930. Carl was an engraver for the Knoxville News Sentinel.17
1931Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 5729 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1931. Carl was an engraver at the Birmingham News-Age-Herald.18
1932Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. lived at 6101 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1932. Carl was an engraver for the Birmingham News Company.19
1934Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 6412 Division Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1934. Carl was an engraver for the Birmingham News Company.20
1936Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1010 Olive, Apt. 3, Springfield, Ohio, in 1936. Carl was an engraver.21
1938Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1111 Broadway, Springfield, Ohio, in 1938. Carl was an Engraver for Springfield Newspapers Incorporated.22
1939Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1111 Broadway, Springfield, Ohio, in 1939. Carl was an Engraver for Springfield Engraving Company.23
1942Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1111 Broadway, Springfield, Ohio, in 1942. Carl was an Engraver for Springfield Engraving Company.24
1943Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1111 Broadway, Springfield, Ohio, in 1943. Carl was an Engraver for Springfield Engraving Company.25
1944Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1111 Broadway, Springfield, Ohio, in 1944. Carl was an Engraver for Springfield Engraving Company.26
1945Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 803 E. Southern Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, in 1945. Carl was a photo engraver.27
1947Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and his wife Kathleen lived with Alpha Omega Hill at 510 S. 12th Street, Nashville, Tennessee, in 1947. Carl was an engraver for the Nashville Banner; Alpha was the widow of Henry Lawrence.28
1951Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. lived at 3043 Hackberry, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1951. Carl was a typesetter.29
1953Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived at 1576 Dixmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1953. Carl was an engraver.30
1954Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Lawrence lived 204 Sunset Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, in 1954. Carl was a photo engraver.31

Citations

  1. [S265] Nashville, Davidson Co., Micro-filmed Birth Records, 1903, no. 258 (Middle name is incorrectly entered as Granville).
  2. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED58, line 6, dwelling 1, family 2.
  3. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 46, dwelling 11, family 11.
  4. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 26, dwelling 341, family 359.
  5. [S4414] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Clark Co., Ohio, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED12-66, line 33.
  6. [S45] Certificate, Carl G. Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen A. Harr marriage of 13 September 1924.
  7. [S544] Carl G. Lawrence v. Kathleen A. Harr, page 557, #14777, Davidson Co. TN Minute Book 40, Copy in researcher's file.
  8. [S60] Personal knowledge of the researcher, Paul E. Lawrence,.
  9. [S47] Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr., Carl Greenville, Death Certificate.
  10. [S151] Nashville Tennessean, Carl G. Lawrence, (Jr.) Obituary, 5 November 1955, page 12.
  11. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 24, dwelling 341, family 359, 519 Eleventh Street South.
  12. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  13. [S5098] Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1923.
  14. [S5099] Chattanooga, Tennessee, City Directory, 1927.
  15. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1928.
  16. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1929.
  17. [S4966] Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1930.
  18. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1931.
  19. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1932.
  20. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1934.
  21. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1936-37.
  22. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1938.
  23. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1939.
  24. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1942.
  25. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1943.
  26. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1944.
  27. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1945.
  28. [S882] Nashville City Directory, 1947.
  29. [S5102] Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1951.
  30. [S5102] Cincinnati, Ohio, City Directory, 1953.
  31. [S5103] Dayton, Ohio, City Directory, 1954.

Irene Flournoy Lawrence

#10, b. 23 March 1906, d. 10 August 1973

Irene Flourney Lawrence
RelationshipAunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Irene Flournoy Lawrence was born on 23 March 1906 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6 She married first William Pulaski Noblitt, son of William M. Noblitt and Ida ?, on 21 November 1929 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.7 She married second Richard Harvey Turner on 31 January 1958 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.7 Irene died on 10 August 1973 at age 67. Last residence listed in the Social Security Death Index was Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.5

Family of Irene and William Pulaski Noblitt

Family of Irene and Richard Harvey Turner

U. S. Census Records

Census1910Irene Flournoy Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 4, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in First Civil District, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 28 April 1910.8
Census1920Irene Flournoy Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 16 (age incorrect), born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.9
Census1930Irene Flournoy Noblitt was listed as a daughter-in-law at age 23, born in Tennessee, in the household of William M. Noblitt in Precinct No. 37, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 7 April 1930.10
Census1940Irene Flournoy Noblitt was listed as wife at age 34, higherst grade level completed 8th grade, born in Tennessee, in the household of William Pulaski Noblitt in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 5 April 1940.11

Residence (City Directories)

1931Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1820 N. 18th, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1931. William was a fireman.12
1932Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1820 N. 18th, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1932. William was a manager at Enterprise Engraving Company.13
1934Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1513 18th Place N., Birmingham, Alabama, in 1934. William was an engraver at Enterprise Engraving Company.14
1935Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1820 N. 18th, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1935. William was an engraver at Enterprise Engraving Company.15
1937Irene Flournoy Lawrence and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1820 N. 18th, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1937. William was a clerk.16
1938Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1820 N. 18th, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1938. William was an engraver at Enterprise Engraving Company.17
1939Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1723 N. 16th, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1939. William was an engraver at Enterprise Engraving Company.18
1940Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1615 16th Terrace N., Birmingham, Alabama, in 1940. William was secretary for the Acme Engraving Company.19
1941Irene Flournoy Noblitt and William Pulaski Noblitt lived at 1537 26th N., Birmingham, Alabama, in 1941. William was secretary for the Acme Engraving Company.20

Citations

  1. [S265] Nashville, Davidson Co., Micro-filmed Birth Records, 1906, no. 351.
  2. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 27, dwelling 341, family 359.
  3. [S956] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED62, line 31, dwelling 125, family 151.
  4. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 40, dwelling 11, family 11.
  5. [S958] SSDI, Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Issued: Louisiana (before 1951); Res.: 35203 Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.
  6. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 63, ED68-183, line 13.
  7. [S39] Lawrence Family information provided by Donald T. Attison.
  8. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 24, dwelling 341, family 359, 519 Eleventh Street South.
  9. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  10. [S956] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED62, line 26, dwelling 125, family 151.
  11. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 63, ED68-183, line 12.
  12. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1931.
  13. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1932.
  14. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1934.
  15. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1935.
  16. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1937.
  17. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1938.
  18. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1939.
  19. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1940.
  20. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1941.

Henry Richard Lawrence

#11, b. 4 October 1908, d. 29 June 1978

Henry Richard Lawrence
RelationshipUncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

     Conflicting evidence states that he died in July 1978. Last residence listed in the Social Security Death Index was Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1

Major Life Event

     Henry Richard Lawrence was born on 4 October 1908 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.2,3,4,5,1,6 Henry married first Jessie Fay Morris, daughter of Edgar Walter Morris and Parthenia Deleanous Clark.7 He married second Myrtis Gore.7 He married third Laura Moon.7 Henry married fourth Susan ?.7 Henry died on 29 June 1978 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, at age 69.8

Children of Henry and Jessie Fay Morris

Family of Henry and Laura Moon

Child of Henry and Susan ?

Narrative

     Henry was also known as Richard.

U. S. Census Records

Census1910Henry Richard Lawrence was listed as a son at age one year six months, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in First Civil District, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 28 April 1910.9
Census1920Henry Richard Lawrence was listed as a son at age 13 (age incorrect), born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.10
Census1930In the 1930 Census, Henry was listed in Fort Davis, Cristobal District, Panama Canal Zone. He was listed at age 22, a soldier in the infantry, born in Tennessee.5
Census1940In the Census of 1940 enumerated 24 April 1940, Henry Richard Lawrence was listed as head of household in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Henry was listed at age 31, residing at 1715 10th Street, listed in household 328, occupation as a recreation leader for a WPA recreation project, highest grade level completed 4th year of high school, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Jessie Fay Lawrence, Edgar Maurice Lawrence, James Delano Lawrence and Irvin Scott.6

Citations

  1. [S958] SSDI, Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Issued: Alabama (before 1951); Res.: 35212 Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.
  2. [S265] Nashville, Davidson Co., Micro-filmed Birth Records, 1908, no. 1337.
  3. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 28, dwelling 341, family 359.
  4. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 41, dwelling 11, family 11.
  5. [S957] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Panama Canal Zone, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 7A, ED37, line 4, dwelling 7, family 7.
  6. [S4417] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 13A, ED68-222, line 14.
  7. [S543] Letter, Thelma (Lawrence) Newsome to Jessie (Lawrence) Smith, circa 1987.
  8. [S4749] William S. Corn, John & Margaret Hill of Rockingham County NC and Davidson County TN Part 4, Carl Greenville Lawrence - Jessie Kidder Harper Chart.
  9. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 17A, ED66, line 24, dwelling 341, family 359, 519 Eleventh Street South.
  10. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.

Mary Louise Lawrence

#12, b. 28 October 1910, d. 11 March 2005

Mary Louise Lawrence
RelationshipAunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Mary Louise Lawrence was born on 28 October 1910 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 She married Herbert Comer Attison on 19 September 1931 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.5 Mary died on 11 March 2005 at age 94. Last residence listed in the Social Security Death Index was Pinson, Jefferson Co., Alabama.6,1 She was interred on 14 March 2005 in Forest Hill Cemetery in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.6

Children of Mary and Herbert Comer Attison

Narrative

     Mary was also known as Louise.

     Louise's obituary:

     ATTISON, LOUISE, age 94, of Trussville, AL, died March 11, 2005. She was a member of the Eastern Star where she served as the Worthy Matron and was with the Rainbow Girls. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Trussville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Comer Attison; daughter Betty Parnell; and infant son, Vernon Attison. Survivors include sons, Donald (Ann) Attison and Larry (June) Attison; daughter, Vanetta (Gene) Lovell of Clay; seven grandchildren, numersous great grandchildren; brother, Robert Lawrence and other family members. Graveside Services will be held Monday, March 14, 2005 at 3:00 p. m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pastor Gary Yarbrough officiating. Visitation will be held Monday at Ridout's Trussville Chapel from 1:30-2:30 p.m.6

U. S. Census Records

Census1920Mary Louise Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 11 (age incorrect), born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.7
Census1930Mary Louise Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 19, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930.8
Census1940Mary Louise Attison was listed as wife at age 29, higherst grade level completed 4th year of high school, born in Tennessee, in the household of Herbert Comer Attison in Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 1 May 1940.9

Residence (City Directories)

1932Mary Louise Attison and her husband Herbert lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1932; Carl was vice-president at Enterprise Engraving Company.10
1934Mary Louise Attison and Herbert Comer Attison lived at 6305 1st Avenue N., Birmingham, Alabama, in 1934. Herbert was a craneman at Chicago Bridge & Iron Works.11
1935Mary Louise Attison and Herbert Comer Attison lived at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1935. Herbert was a craneman at Chicago Bridge & Iron Works.12
1939Mary Louise Attison and Herbert Comer Attison lived at 7505 1st Avenue S., Birmingham, Alabama, in 1939. Herbert was a craneman at CB&I Company.13

Citations

  1. [S958] SSDI, Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Issued: Alabama (1960); Res.: 35126 Pinson, Jefferson, Alabama.
  2. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 42, dwelling 11, family 11.
  3. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 70, dwelling 540, family 654.
  4. [S4430] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 21B, ED37-59, line 67.
  5. [S48] Attison-Lawrence Marriage: Marriage Book 125, page 573, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Alabama.
  6. [S1548] The Birmingham News, Louise Attison Obituary, 13 March 2005, found at al.com.
  7. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  8. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  9. [S4430] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 21B, ED37-59, line 66.
  10. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1932.
  11. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1934.
  12. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1935.
  13. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1939.

Ernest Ross Lawrence

#13, b. 14 December 1913, d. 2 January 1991

Ernest Ross Lawrence
RelationshipUncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Ernest Ross Lawrence was born on 14 December 1913 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 He married Dorothy Mae Hollifield, daughter of Jeff Walker and Jettie ?, on 21 July 1956 in Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi.6 Ernest died on 2 January 1991 at age 77. Last residence listed in the Social Security Death Index was Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.2

Family of Ernest and Dorothy Mae Walker

Narrative

     Ernest and Dorothy had no children although Dorothy had children from her previous marriage.

     Ernest enlisted in the U. S. Army on 20 December 1942 in FT. McClellan, Alabama. Enlistment was for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.7

U. S. Census Records

Census1920Ernest Ross Lawrence was listed as a son at age 9 (age incorrect), born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.8
Census1930Ernest Ross Lawrence was listed as a son at age 16, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930.9
Census1940Ernest Ross Lawrence was listed as a son at age 26, higherst grade level completed 4th year of high school, born in Tennessee, occupation as a draftsman for an iron works, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.10

Residence (City Directories)

1934Ernest Ross Lawrence lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1934. Ernest was a student; Carl was vice-president at Enterprise Engraving Company.11
1935Ernest Ross Lawrence lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1935. Ernest was an engraver; Carl was vice president of Enterprise Engraving Company.12
1939Ernest Ross Lawrence lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1939. Ernest was a draftsman at IIW Company; Carl was vice president of Enterprise Engraving Company.13
1940Ernest Ross Lawrence lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1940. Ernest was a draftsman; Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company.14
1942Ernest Ross Lawrence lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1942. Ernest was a draftsman at Ingalls Iron Works; Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company.15
1944Ernest Ross Lawrence lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1944. Ernest was in the U. S. Army; Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company.16
1953Ernest Ross Lawrence lived at 2909 Highland Avenue, Apt. 309, in 1953. Ernest was a draftsman at Lamar & Hardacker Engineering.17
1959Ernest Ross Lawrence and Dorothy Mae Lawrence lived 213 65th Place N., Birmingham, Alabama, in 1959. Ernest was a draftsmanat Menefee & Smith.18

Citations

  1. [S848] Davidson Co. entry, Delayed Certificate of Birth, No. 159782.
  2. [S958] SSDI, Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Issued: Alabama (before 1951).
  3. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 43, dwelling 11, family 11.
  4. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 71, dwelling 540, family 654.
  5. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 73.
  6. [S39] Lawrence Family information provided by Donald T. Attison.
  7. [S1705] World War II Enlistment Records, online http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP23, Ernest R. Lawrence.
  8. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  9. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  10. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 71.
  11. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1934.
  12. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1935.
  13. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1939.
  14. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1940.
  15. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1942.
  16. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1944.
  17. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1953.
  18. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1959.

Thelma Marie Lawrence

#14, b. 6 June 1915, d. 17 December 1992

Thelma Marie Lawrence
RelationshipAunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Thelma Marie Lawrence was born on 6 June 1915 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3 She married James Robert Newsome on 3 November 1934 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.4 Thelma died on 17 December 1992 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, at age 77.5

Children of Thelma and James Robert Newsome

U. S. Census Records

Census1920Thelma Marie Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 6 (age incorrect), born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.6
Census1930Thelma Marie Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 13, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930.7
Census1940Thelma Marie Newsome was listed as wife at age 23, higherst grade level completed 4th year of high school, born in Tennessee, in the household of James Robert Newsome in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 11 April 1940.8

Residence (City Directories)

1935Thelma Marie Newsome and James Robert Newsome lived at 260 N. 54th, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1935. James was a helper at the Chicago Bridge & Iron Works.9
1937Thelma Marie Newsome and James Robert Newsome lived at 121 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1937. James was a helper at the Chicago Bridge & Iron Works.10
1938Thelma Marie Lawrence and James Robert Newsome lived at 121 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1938. James was a punch operator at the Chicago Bridge & Iron Works.11
1943Thelma Marie Newsome and James Robert Newsome lived at 484 Park Place, Springfield, Ohio, in 1943. James was a mill operator at the BB Company.12
1944Thelma Marie Newsome and James Robert Newsome lived at 1301 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, in 1944. James was an inspector at the BB Company.13
1945Thelma Marie Newsome and James Robert Newsome lived at 1305 S. Fountain Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, in 1945. James was a press operator at Oliver Corporation.14
1947Thelma Marie Newsome and James Robert Newsome lived at 1617 Lexington Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, in 1947. James was a trucker for NYC Systems.15
1953Thelma Marie Newsome and her husband James lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] along with her husband James at 112 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1953; Carl worked for the National Advertising Agency.16
1960Thelma Marie Newsome and James Robert Newsome lived at 121 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1960. James was a wholesalesman at Matthews Electrical Supplies.17

Citations

  1. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 44, dwelling 11, family 11.
  2. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 72, dwelling 540, family 654.
  3. [S4415] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED68-69, line 25.
  4. [S49] Newsome-Lawrence Marriage: Marriage Book 134, page 519, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Alabama.
  5. [S530] Information provided by Jessie Smith Copy in researcher's file.
  6. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  7. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  8. [S4415] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 12A, ED68-69, line 24.
  9. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1935.
  10. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1937.
  11. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1938.
  12. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1943.
  13. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1944.
  14. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1945.
  15. [S5101] Springfield, Ohio, City Directory, 1947.
  16. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1953.
  17. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1960.

Jesse Murry Lawrence

#15, b. 29 May 1919, d. 29 January 1988

Jesse Murry Lawrence
RelationshipUncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Jesse Murry Lawrence was born on 29 May 1919 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4 He married Lena Elizabeth Dreiling on 2 April 1942 in Thomasville, Thomas Co., Georgia.5 Jesse died on 29 January 1988 at age 68. Last residence listed in the Social Security Death Index was Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.1

Child of Jesse and Lena Elizabeth Dreiling

Narrative

     Jesse enlisted in the U. S. Army on 29 May 1941 in Montgomery, Alabama. Term of enlistment was not stated.6

U. S. Census Records

Census1920Jesse Murry Lawrence was listed as a son at age 3 (age incorrect), born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in 11th Civil District, Davidson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 2 January 1920.7
Census1930Jesse Murry Lawrence was listed as a son at age 10, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930.8
Census1940Jesse Murry Lawrence was listed as a son at age 20, higherst grade level completed 4th year of high school, born in Tennessee, occupation as a salesman for an engraving company, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.9

Residence (City Directories)

1940Jesse Murry Lawrence lived with Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] and Jessie Kidder Lawrence at 115 N. 61st, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1940. Jesse was a clerk at Acme Engraving Company; Carl was president of Acme Engraving Company.10
1941Jesse Murry Lawrence lived at 118 61st North, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1941. Jesse was in the U. S. Army.11
1942Jesse Murry Lawrence and Lena Elizabeth Lawrence lived at 200 86th Place South, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1942. Jesse was in the U. S. Army.12

Citations

  1. [S958] SSDI, Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Issued: Alabama (before 1951); Res.: 35235 Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.
  2. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 45, dwelling 11, family 11.
  3. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 73, dwelling 540, family 654.
  4. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 74.
  5. [S39] Lawrence Family information provided by Donald T. Attison.
  6. [S1705] World War II Enlistment Records, online http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP23, Jesse M. Lawrence.
  7. [S1013] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED127, line 38, dwelling 11, family 11. The ages for the children on this census are incorrect. They are one line off on the listing. For example, Irene's true age is 13, the age on the line beneath her given for Henry R. This continues to the last child listed, Carl G. Jr., who's true age is 16 (not 7/12). If you insert Carl Jr.'s name at the top of the list of children where it should be moving each child's name down one line leaving the ages where they are then the ages are correct for the children.
  8. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  9. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 71.
  10. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1940.
  11. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1941.
  12. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1942.

Paul Haywood Lawrence

#16, b. 23 September 1921, d. 22 November 1997

Paul Haywood Lawrence
RelationshipUncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Paul Haywood Lawrence was born on 23 September 1921 in Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3 He married Ruth Jeannette King on 14 December 1946 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama.4 Paul died on 22 November 1997 at age 76. Last residence listed in the Social Security Death Index was Trussville, Jefferson Co., Alabama.5,2 He was interred on 24 November 1997 in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, Jefferson Co., Alabama.5

Children of Paul and Ruth Jeannette King

Narrative

     Paul enlisted in the U. S. Army on 22 July 1942 in FT. McClellan, Alabama. Enlistment was for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.6

     Obituary of Paul H. Lawrence:

     Lawrence, Mr. Paul Haywood, age 76, of Trussville, died November 22, 1997. He was a retired draftsman at Drafting Services, Inc. with 33 years of service. He was a member of Roebuck Plaze Baptist Church where he served as a deacon; veteran of WWII. Funeral services will be Monday, November 24, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Roebuck Plaze with burial in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville. Rev. Sam Davidson officiating. Visitation was Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The body will lie-in-state at church from 9 a.m. until service time. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Ruth Jeannnette Lawrence; daughter, Jean Ann Coleman; sons, Steven Wayne Lawrence, Stanley Ross Lawrence, Joel Lee Lawrence, and David Paul Lawrence; sister, Mrs, Louise Attison; brother Robert Lawrence; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home of Trussville directing.5

U. S. Census Records

Census1930Paul Haywood Lawrence was listed as a son at age 8, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930.7
Census1940Paul Haywood Lawrence was listed as a son at age 18, higherst grade level completed 3rd year of high school, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.8

Residence (City Directories)

1950Paul Haywood Lawrence and Ruth Jeannette Lawrence lived in Trusville, Alabama, in 1950. Paul was a draftsman at the Ingalls Iron Works.9
1960Paul Haywood Lawrence lived on Route 2, Box 8, Trusville, Alabama, in 1960. Paul was a draftsman at the Ingalls Iron Works.10

Citations

  1. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 74, dwelling 540, family 654.
  2. [S958] SSDI, Ancestry.com, online Ancestry.com, Issued: Alabama (before 1951); Res.: 35173 Trussville, Jefferson, Alabama.
  3. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 75.
  4. [S51] Lawrence-King marriage: Marriage Book 196, page 34, Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Alabama.
  5. [S820] The Birmingham News, Paul Haywood Lawrence Obituary, November 24, 1997.
  6. [S1705] World War II Enlistment Records, online http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP23, Paul H. Lawrence.
  7. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  8. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 71.
  9. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1950.
  10. [S5100] Birmingham, Alabama, City Directory, 1960.

Robert Douglas Lawrence

#17, b. 10 March 1924

Robert Douglas Lawrence
RelationshipUncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] b. 28 May 1880, d. 5 Nov 1966
MotherJessie Kidder Harper b. 19 May 1884, d. 20 Jan 1948

Major Life Event

     Robert Douglas Lawrence was born on 10 March 1924 in Smyrna, Cobb Co., Georgia.1,2 He married Geneve Aldridge, daughter of John Lewis Finley and Mildred Hendricks, on 26 May 1989 in Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky.3

Family of Robert and Geneve Finley

Narrative

     Robert enlisted in the U. S. Army on 27 November 1942 in FT. McClellan, Alabama. Enlistment was for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.4

U. S. Census Records

Census1930Robert Douglas Lawrence was listed as a son at age 6, born in Georgia, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 21 April 1930.5
Census1940Robert Douglas Lawrence was listed as a son at age 16, higherst grade level completed 2nd year of high school, born in Georgia, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence [Sr.] in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.6

Citations

  1. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 75, dwelling 540, family 654.
  2. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 76.
  3. [S204] Certificate, Robert Douglas Lawrence and Geneva Nell Aldridge marriage of 26 May 1989.
  4. [S1705] World War II Enlistment Records, online http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-list.jsp?cat=GP23, Robert D. Lawrence.
  5. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 48B, ED54, line 68, dwelling 540, family 654.
  6. [S4416] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED68-166, line 71.

Jessie Louise Lawrence

#19, b. 21 July 1928, d. 30 December 2016

Jessie Lawrence Smith
RelationshipSister of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence Jr. b. 11 Mar 1903, d. 2 Nov 1955
MotherKathleen Amanda Harr b. 3 Nov 1904, d. 16 Nov 1986

Major Life Event

     Jessie Louise Lawrence was born on 21 July 1928 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee.1,2 She married Roy Murlyn Smith, son of Roy B. Smith and Amanda Daisy Devine, on 10 February 1951 in Davidson Co., Tennessee.3,4 Jessie died of acute respiratory failure, pneumonia on 30 December 2016 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, at age 88. Her remains were cremated.5

Children of Jessie and Roy Murlyn Smith

Narrative

     Jessie was also known as Jessie Lou.

     The following obituary appeared in the Charlotte Observer on 1 January 2017:
Jessie Louise Smith, 88, of Charlotte died Friday, December 30, 2016 at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center - Main.

A native of Knoxville, TN, Mrs. Smith was born to the late Kathleen Harr Lawrence and Carl Greenville Lawrence, Jr. on July 21, 1928. She retired from Novant Presbyterian Medical Center and was a member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held 2:00p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the chapel at Wilson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 5301 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband Roy M. Smith of Charlotte; children Lisa Harmon and her husband Bill of Charlotte, Bryan Smith and his wife Susan of Charlotte; brother, Paul E. Lawrence and his wife Chris of Crossville, TN; grandchildren, Rob Lloyd, Katie Lloyd,Chandler Smith; great grand-children, Levi, Phoebe and Asher.

Memorials may be made to Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 4855 Albemarle Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonfunderalservices.com.6

U. S. Census Records

Census1930Jessie Louise Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 3, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 2 April 1930.7
Census1940Jessie Louise Lawrence was listed as a daughter at age 11, higherst grade level completed 5th grade, born in Tennessee, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. in Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.8

Citations

  1. [S44] Jessie Louise Lawrence, Certificate of Birth No. 25273, Registered no. 1472, (Mother's name is incorrect on birth certificate. Should be Kathleen Harr.) (1 August 1928).
  2. [S4414] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Clark Co., Ohio, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED12-66, line 35.
  3. [S819] Certificate, Roy Murlyn Smith and Jessie L. Lawrence marriage of 10 February 1951.
  4. [S530] Information provided by Jessie Smith Copy in researcher's file.
  5. [S5538] Jessie Louise Smith, Smirh, Jessie Louise, Death Certificate.
  6. [S5537] The The Charlotte Observer, Jessie Louise Smith Obituary, 1 January 2017.
  7. [S3867] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Jefferson Co., Alabama, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 1A, ED58, line 6, dwelling 1, family 2.
  8. [S4414] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Clark Co., Ohio, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED12-66, line 33.

Paul Edward Lawrence

#20, b. 17 March 1937

Paul, Pigeon Forge 2015
ChartsDescent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great
Descendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherCarl Greenville Lawrence Jr. b. 11 Mar 1903, d. 2 Nov 1955
MotherKathleen Amanda Harr b. 3 Nov 1904, d. 16 Nov 1986

Major Life Event

     Paul Edward Lawrence was born on 17 March 1937 in Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio.1,2 He married first Naomi Marie Wood, daughter of John Henry Wood and Ruth Mary Macke, in a religious ceremony on 22 August 1959 in the First Church of God, Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.3 Paul Edward Lawrence was divorced from Naomi on 2 November 1984 in Reston, Fairfax Co., Virginia.4 He married second Christine Kay Karsten, daughter of Louis Mathias Karsten and Doris Lucille King, in a civil cermony on 30 July 1988 in the Alexandria Court House, Alexandria, Virginia.5

Children of Paul and Naomi Marie Wood

Family of Paul and Christine Kay Karsten

Narrative

     Paul graduated from Kiser High School in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio, in May 1955.

     From May 1956 to April 1959, Paul served in the United States Marine Corps. He had joined the Marine Corps Reserves while in high school. About one year after graduation (May 1956), Paul enlisted for active duty with the Marine Corps. He received his basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, and infantry training at Camp Pendleton, California. After infantry training, he returned to San Diego for training as a radio telegraph operator. Upon completion of that training he was transfer to Camp LeJeune, North Carolina to the 2nd Anglico Co. (Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company). From Camp LeJeune, he went on two cruises. The first was to Norway where his unit participated in NATO maneuvers call Operation Blue Ice in 1957. The second cruise was as an attachment to the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea in 1958. During that cruise he was part of the forces sent into Lebanon by President Eisenhower as a police action. He spent about three months stationed in the hills just north of the city of Beirut. He was honorably discharged from active duty with the United States Marine Corps on 1 April 1959 in Camp LeJuene, North Carolina. At the time of discharge, Paul held the rank of Sergeant.

     Paul was an apprentice electrician at Delco Products in 1959 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio. After about one year of his apprenticeship he was laid off due to cutbacks.

     From 1960 to 1962, he was employed as an electrical substation operator at the Dayton Power & Light Co. in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio. While a substation operator, he was among about 200 individuals who took an applitude test for computer programming. He was among 40 chosen to receive programming training. From that group of 40 individuals he was among 10 chosen to form a new programming group for the Dayton Power & Light Co. as they converted from an old fashion IBM card tab system to "second generation" computers. From 1962 to 1968, Paul was a computer programmer at the Dayton Power & Light Co. in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.

     From 1966 to 1973, Paul was a part-time student at in Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio, studying for a degree in management.

     Paul was employed as a system analyst at a small consulting firm from 1968 to 1969, in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.

     From 1969 to 1973, Paul was a system analyst/manager at the NCR Corporation in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio. He initially was a system analyst in support of business applications. In 1972 Paul became manager of a business application support group. He was employed as the software center manager at NCR's Support Center in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia, from 1973 to 1975.

     From 1975 to 1978, he was employed as a management analyst at the National Conference of State Criminal Justice Planning Administrators (NCSCJPA) in Washington, DC.

     Paul was employed at the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) as a system analyst from 1978 to 1980 in Washington, DC.

     From 1980 to March 1999, Paul was employed as Director of Administration and Information Systems at the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), formally the NCSCJPA, in Washington, DC.

     Paul retired from the NCJA in Washington, DC, on 26 March 1999 at age 62.

     He was the best man at Cathy Ann Ashpole and David Allan Lawrence's wedding on 12 July 2003 in Trinity Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas.6

U. S. Census Records

Census1940Paul Edward Lawrence was listed as a son at age 3, born in Ohio, in the household of Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. in Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio, in the Census of 1940 enumerated 6 April 1940.7

Citations

  1. [S46] Paul Edward Lawrence, Certificate of Birth File No. 16409, Registered No. 264 (26 March 1937).
  2. [S4414] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Clark Co., Ohio, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED12-66, line 36.
  3. [S54] Lawrence-Wood Marriage: Vol. 21, No. 16670, Page 484, Copy in researcher's file.
  4. [S545] Paul E. Lawrence v. Naomi Marie Wood, Decree of Divorce A Vinculo Matrimonii, Circuit Court of Fairfax Co., Virginia, Copy in researcher's file.
  5. [S57] Certificate, Paul Edward Lawrence and Christine Kay Karsten marriage of 30 July 1988.
  6. [S60] Personal knowledge of the researcher, Paul E. Lawrence,.
  7. [S4414] 1 April 1940, 1940 U. S. Census, Clark Co., Ohio, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED12-66, line 33.

Naomi Marie Wood

#21, b. 7 July 1941, d. 29 March 2015

Naomi, ca. 2014
ChartsDescendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherJohn Henry Wood b. 1910, d. 1977
MotherRuth Mary Macke b. 1913, d. 23 Apr 2010

Major Life Event

     Naomi Marie Wood was born on 7 July 1941 in Connersville, Fayette Co., Indiana.1 She married Paul Edward Lawrence, son of Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Harr, on 22 August 1959 in the First Church of God, Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.2 Naomi Marie Wood was divorced from Paul on 2 November 1984 in Reston, Fairfax Co., Virginia.3 Naomi died of arrhythmia on 29 March 2015 in Corinth, Texas, at age 73. Her remains were cremated.4,5

Children of Naomi and Paul Edward Lawrence

Narrative

     Obituary for Naomi Marie Lawrence:
     Naomi Marie Lawrence, 73, of Denton, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was born July 7, 1941, in Connersville, IN, to John Henry Wood and Ruth Macke Wood She was a member of Cooper Creek United Methodist Church.
     A memorial service will be Friday, April 3, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors with Reb. Katie Klein officiating.
     She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Tucker and husband Shawn of Bluemon VA, son David Lawrence and wife Cathy of Corinth; brother, Edward Wood of Dayton, OH, grandchildren Dylan Lawrence, Logan Tucker, and Nichole Tucker.
     In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Cooper Creek United Methodist Church.
Bill DeBerry Funderal Directors.6

Citations

  1. [S58] Naomi Marie Wood, Record of Birth Book no. 1941, page 59.
  2. [S54] Lawrence-Wood Marriage: Vol. 21, No. 16670, Page 484, Copy in researcher's file.
  3. [S545] Paul E. Lawrence v. Naomi Marie Wood, Decree of Divorce A Vinculo Matrimonii, Circuit Court of Fairfax Co., Virginia, Copy in researcher's file.
  4. [S60] Personal knowledge of the researcher, Paul E. Lawrence,.
  5. [S5125] Naomi Marie Lawrence, Lawrence, Naomi Marie, Death Certificate.
  6. [S5126] Denton (Texas) Record Chronical, Naomi Marie Lawrence, Obituary.

Christine Kay Karsten

#22, b. 14 November 1942

Chris New Years Eve 2014
ChartsDescendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherLouis Mathias Karsten b. 19 Oct 1918, d. 4 Nov 1994
MotherDoris Lucille King b. 21 Apr 1920, d. 6 May 2011

Major Life Event

     Christine Kay Karsten was born on 14 November 1942 in Green Bay, Brown Co., Wisconsin.1 She married Paul Edward Lawrence, son of Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Harr, on 30 July 1988 in the Alexandria Court House, Alexandria, Virginia.2

Family of Christine and Paul Edward Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S59] Christine Kay Karsten, Certificate of Birth.
  2. [S57] Certificate, Paul Edward Lawrence and Christine Kay Karsten marriage of 30 July 1988.

David Allan Lawrence

#23, b. 22 May 1960

David 1996
RelationshipSon of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherPaul Edward Lawrence b. 17 Mar 1937
MotherNaomi Marie Wood b. 7 Jul 1941, d. 29 Mar 2015

Major Life Event

     David Allan Lawrence was born on 22 May 1960 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.1 He married first Sharon Meyers on 9 September 1983 in Bad Kreuznach, Germany.2 David Allan Lawrence was divorced from Sharon on 21 September 1984 in Harrison Co., Mississippi.2 He married second Roberta J. Wilkinson on 9 November 1986 in Harrison Co., Mississippi.2 David Allan Lawrence was divorced from Roberta in November 1990.2 He married third Joice Linette Johnson, daughter of Clifford Ray Johnson and Norma Louise Goin, on 21 August 1991 in Abilene, Taylor Co., Texas.2 David Allan Lawrence was divorced from Joice on 21 February 2003 in San Antonio, Texas.2 David married fourth Cathy Ann Ashpole, daughter of Robert Clyde Davis and Charleen Ann Garbutt, on 12 July 2003 in Trinity Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas. Best man was Paul Edward Lawrence, maid of honor was Kellyn Ruth Ashpole, and ring bearer was Dylan Chase Lawrence.3

Family of David and Sharon Meyers

Family of David and Roberta J. Wilkinson

Child of David and Joice Linette Johnson

Family of David and Cathy Ann Davis

Narrative

     David was also known as Dave.

     David graduated from Herndon High School in Herndon, Fairfax Co., Virginia, in May 1978. David served in the in the U. S. Air Force between 1979 and 2001, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant with his last duty station in Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas.2 David Allan Lawrence's retirement ceremony from the U. S. Air Force was held on 1 December 2000 in Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas.
     One year after graduating from Herndon High School in Virginia, David joined the Air Force, 10 July 1979. After six weeks of basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he was sent to Keesler AFB, Mississippi for technical training as a Radio Relay Communications Technician. Upon completion of his technical school he was sent to the 2042nd Communications Squadron at Plattsburg AFB, New York. At Plattsburg he assisted with the testing of security systems being developed to protect flightlines and weapon storage areas. After New York he went to Bad Kreuznach, Germany. There he was assigned to the 622nd Tactical Control Flight where he learned about the finer points of camping in the snow and driving 2 1/2-ton trucks while he maintained the mobile microwave and teletype systems. He also won the Airman of the Year award for his unit while stationed there. He was then sent back to Keesler AFB for one of two assignments he would have there. During his first assignment he was assigned as a Technical Training Instructor where he taught several microwave communications 5 and 7 level courses. After 6 years he was then transferred to Kwang Ju, Korea where he was assigned to the 4th Combat Communications Squadron as Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Microwave Maintenance maintaining mobile microwave systems again. During this assignment he was part of the first joint American/Korean microwave link ever tested. One year in Korea was more than enough and he went back to Keesler AFB for his second assignment. This time he was assigned to the 1839th Engineering and Installation Group. Here he spent most of his time installing alternate command post shelters that would be used only during wartime situations. During his tour at Keesler, while on temporary duty to Dyess AFB, Texas, he met and later married the former SSGT Joice Linette Johnson. Soon after they married he was transferred again to Germany, this time stationed in the 52nd Communications Squadron at Spangdahlem AB. At this time Joice decided to separate from the Air Force and join him as a dependent. He was assigned as NCOIC of the Wideband shop, which maintained the Technical Control facility. When his shop was later shut down he was then assigned as Unit Deployment Manager were he assisted in the development of USAFE's Wing Initial Communication Program. During his tour at Spangdahlem, his son Dylan was born at Bitburg AB just down the road from Spangdahlem. In May 1996, MSgt Lawrence was assigned to Kelly AFB and the 668th Logistics Squadron. At this, his last duty assignment, he performed duties as Installation Team Chief, Installation Element Chief, and briefly as Chief of Quality Control for Scheme Engineering. He spent most of his last six months acting as Duty First Sergeant while the primary First Sergeant was deployed.

     During his service he received the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.4

Citations

  1. [S55] David Allan Lawrence, Certificate of Live Birth Reg. Dist. no. 5701, Registrar's no. 5123 (24 May 1960).
  2. [S24] Interview, David Allan Lawrence.
  3. [S60] Personal knowledge of the researcher, Paul E. Lawrence,.
  4. [S482] Retirement Ceremony of David A. Lawrence, Program, 1 December 2000 in possession of Paul E. Lawrence.

Kimberly Ann Lawrence

#24, b. 8 April 1962

Kimberly Ann Lawrence
RelationshipDaughter of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherPaul Edward Lawrence b. 17 Mar 1937
MotherNaomi Marie Wood b. 7 Jul 1941, d. 29 Mar 2015

Major Life Event

     Kimberly Ann Lawrence was born on 8 April 1962 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.1 She married Shawn Kenneth Tucker, son of Walter George Tucker and Sandra Mary Catherine Horton, on 21 September 1991 in Reston, Fairfax Co., Virginia.2

Children of Kimberly and Shawn Kenneth Tucker

Narrative

     Kimberly was also known as Kim.

     Kimberly graduated from Herndon High School in Herndon, Fairfax Co., Virginia, in June 1980.2

Citations

  1. [S56] Kimberly Ann Lawrence, Certificate of Live Birth Reg. Dist. no. 5701, Registrar's no. 3434 (13 April 1962).
  2. [S60] Personal knowledge of the researcher, Paul E. Lawrence,.

Roy Murlyn Smith

#25, b. 17 February 1928

Roy Smith
ChartsDescendants of Carl G. Lawrence Jr. (father of researcher)
FatherRoy B. Smith1 b. c 1897
MotherAmanda Daisy Devine1 b. c 1901

Major Life Event

     Roy Murlyn Smith was born on 17 February 1928 in Scottsville, Allen Co., Kentucky.1,2 He married Jessie Louise Lawrence, daughter of Carl Greenville Lawrence Jr. and Kathleen Amanda Harr, on 10 February 1951 in Davidson Co., Tennessee.3,4

Children of Roy and Jessie Louise Lawrence

U. S. Census Records

Census1930Roy Murlyn Smith was listed as a son at age two years one month, born in Kentucky, in the household of Roy B. Smith in Butlersville, Allen Co., Kentucky, in the Census of 1930 enumerated 24 April 1930.5

Citations

  1. [S532] Roy Murline Smith, Birth Certificate 5288 (10 March 1928).
  2. [S2135] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Allen Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED5, line 61, dwelling 41, family 41.
  3. [S819] Certificate, Roy Murlyn Smith and Jessie L. Lawrence marriage of 10 February 1951.
  4. [S530] Information provided by Jessie Smith Copy in researcher's file.
  5. [S2135] 1 April 1930, 1930 U. S. Census, Allen Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 6B, ED5, line 59, dwelling 41, family 41.