William Littleton Lawrence completed a draft registration card for World War 1 on June 15, 1917 when he was a 23 year-old husband and father of two. He was employed by the JC Shepard Mining Company of Rush, Arkansas. He is described as a tall man of medium build with brown eyes and black hair.
||William Littleton Lawrence
||21 Jun 1894
||Marion, Arkansas, USA
|William Littleton Lawrence
The Arkansas Death Index lists William’s death as occurring on May 19, 1950.
|William L Lawerence
|Estimated Birth Year
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 November 2017), memorial page for William Littleton Lawrence (21 Jun 1894–19 May 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70047506, citing Freeman Cemetery, Stone County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Lonnie Hoover (contributor 47262059) .
Samual Aarter and Mary Jane (Berry) Barnes are my maternal 2nd Great Grandparents. I didn’t know them because they were both dead before my birth but I am lucky enough to have some digital photos of them.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 10 November 2017), memorial page for Vada Barnes Lawrence (21 May 1894–20 Oct 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70047548, citing Freeman Cemetery, Stone County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Lonnie Hoover (contributor 47262059) .
This photo is one that I have the digital image of from scanning photos after my grandmother’s death in 1990.
I remember Great-Grandma Lawrence. She died in 1980 when I was in Junior High School. This photo shows her as I remember her. She is sitting in her rocking chair in her home. Not in the picture but in the middle of the room was a wood burning stove that provided both heat for the home and a cooking surface for her. The home did have running water and there was an outhouse at the back of the home.
Great Grandma was a quilter and Mom has one of her quilts that she got after Great Grandma’s death in 1980.
Vada dies in October 1980 per the Social Security Death Index.
Asa Bennett and Harriett (Balentine) Lawrence are my 2nd Great Grandparents.
William Littleton and Vada (Barnes) Lawrence are my Great Grandparents the parents of my grandmother Ruth (Lawrence) Treat.
Originally Published January 29, 2011.
I decided to start joining Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This week’s challenge is the Date You Were Born:
It’s Saturday Night – time for more Genealogy Fun!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) What day of the week were you born? Tell us how you found out.
2) What has happened in recorded history on your birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.
3) What famous people have been born on your birth date? Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.
4) Put your responses in your own blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a status or comment on Facebook.
1. I was born on a Friday. I found out from my Hospital birth certificate which includes the day of the week.
I found the following two answers by doing a google search for on this day which led me to the website for On This Day from the NY Times learning area. The link to my birthday (January 24th) is http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/20110124.html.
2. The following events happened:
||James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, sparking the gold rush of ’49.
||The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
||President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.
||Confessed serial killer Ted Bundy was put to death in Florida’s electric chair.
||The prosecution gave its opening statement in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
3. The following famous people had birthdays this year on my birthday:
||Mary Lou Retton
Olympic gold-medal gymnast