William James Lawless

14 February 1922–27 April 1987 (Age 65)
South Nelson, Miramichi, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of William James

When William James Lawless was born on 14 February 1922, in South Nelson, Miramichi, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Alexander Lawless, was 21 and his mother, Marie Louise Josephine Godin, was 18. He married Gwendolyn Louise Phalen on 15 February 1947, in Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. He died on 27 April 1987, in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

William James Lawless
Gwendolyn Louise Phalen
Marriage: 15 February 1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1947Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    World Events (5)

    1937 · Miramichi Strike
    Age 15
    August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
    1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed
    Age 23
    On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.
    1955 · Recorder Low Temperature
    Age 33
    In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname from Middle English laweles, laghles ‘lawless, uncontrolled by the law’, applied either to someone who was undisciplined or to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn).

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

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