Rodney Joseph Lawrence

Male23 July 1919–31 October 1980

Brief Life History of Rodney Joseph

When Rodney Joseph Lawrence was born on 23 July 1919, in Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States, his father, Frederick Ernest Lawrence, was 29 and his mother, Mary Magdalena Lince, was 26. He married Ruth Jane Larsen on 26 March 1948, in Alpena, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 31 October 1980, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States.

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Rodney Joseph Lawrence
Ruth Jane Larsen
Marriage: 26 March 1948
Christine Lynn Lawrence

Sources (4)

  • Rodney Laurence in household of Fred Laurence, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rodney Lawrence in household of Fred E Lawrence, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rodney Joseph Lawrence, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1948Alpena, Michigan, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


    Age 1

    Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 18

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century AD ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz, Polish Wawrzyniec, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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