Sylvester John Lawless

Male5 June 1918–29 June 1995

Brief Life History of Sylvester John

When Sylvester John Lawless was born on 5 June 1918, in Nelson, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Alexander Lawless, was 18 and his mother, Marie Louise Josephine Godin, was 14. He married Florence Amy Parsley on 14 November 1942, in Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 June 1995, in Wallace, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wallace, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Sylvester John Lawless
Florence Amy Parsley
Marriage: 14 November 1942

Sources (3)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Sylverter John Lawless - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sylverter John Lawless
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
  • Sylvester J. Lawless, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1942Paddington, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (7)

    1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

    Age 3

    The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

    1937 · Miramichi Strike

    Age 19

    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 27

    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.

    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applied either to someone who was undisciplined or to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn).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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