William Littleton Lawrence – U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

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.

Name William Littleton Lawrence
Race Caucasian
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 21 Jun 1894
Birth Place Arkansas
Residence Place Marion, Arkansas, USA
Physical Build Medium
Height Tall
Hair Description Not Bald
Hair Color black
Eye Color brown
Household Members
Name Age
William Littleton Lawrence
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William L Lawrence’s Death

The Arkansas Death Index lists William’s death as occurring on May 19, 1950.

Name

 

William L Lawerence
Estimated Birth Year 1885
Age 65
Death Day 19
Death Month May
Death Year 1950
County Independence
Volume Number 45
Roll number 1950
Certificate Number 8859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Littleton Lawrence FindaGrave Memorial Page

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) .

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Sam and Jane (Berry) Barnes

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.

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Vada (Barnes) Lawrence FindaGrave Memorial Page

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.

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Vada (Barnes) Lawrence Social Security Death Index

Vada dies in October 1980 per the Social Security Death Index.

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Asa Bennett and Harriett (Balentine) Lawrence

Asa Bennett and Harriett (Balentine) Lawrence are my 2nd Great Grandparents.

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William Littleton and Vada (Barnes) Lawrence

William Littleton and Vada (Barnes) Lawrence are my Great Grandparents the parents of my grandmother Ruth (Lawrence) Treat.

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William Lawrence and Vada Barnes Marriage Record

William and Vada were my great grandparents.  They were married on January 26, 1913 when they were both 18 years old.

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name Vada Barnes
Gender Female
Age 18
Birth Year abt 1895
Residence May, Stone, Arkansas
Spouse’s Name William L Lawrence
Spouse’s Gender Male
Spouse’s Age 18
Spouse’s Residence May, Stone, Arkansas
Marriage Date 26 Jan 1913
Marriage License Date 22 Jan 1913
Marriage County Searcy
Event Type Marriage
FHL Film Number 1031122
Household Members
Name Age
Vada Barnes
William L Lawrence

 

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – The Date You Were Born

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:

1848 James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, sparking the gold rush of ’49.
1908 The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.
1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill concluded a wartime conference in Casablanca, Morocco.
1989 Confessed serial killer Ted Bundy was put to death in Florida’s electric chair.
1995 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:

94 Ernest Borgnine
Actor
72 Ray Stevens
Country singer
70 Neil Diamond
Singer, songwriter
70 Aaron Neville
Singer
43 Mary Lou Retton
Olympic gold-medal gymnast
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