Rodney Joseph Lawrence

23 July 1919–31 October 1980 (Age 61)
Alpena, Alpena, Michigan, United States

The Life 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 had at least 1 daughter with Ruth Jane Larsen. 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
Christine Lynn Lawrence

Spouse and Children



    Christine Lynn Lawrence


Parents and Siblings



    Alfred E Lawrince


    Marian A Lawrince



    Norma J Lawrince


    Donald Lawrince


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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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 (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a 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 (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rodney Laurence in household of Fred Laurence, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rodney Lawrence in household of Fred E Lawrence, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rodney J Lawrince in household of Alfred Lawrince, "United States Census, 1940"

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