John Preston Lawson

5 June 1924–8 August 2009 (Age 85)
Fishtail, Stillwater, Montana, United States

The Life of John Preston

When John Preston Lawson was born on 5 June 1924, in Fishtail, Stillwater, Montana, United States, his father, John Earl Lawson, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Myrtle Cole, was 23. He married Joyce M Hendrickson on 2 October 1948, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States in 2009. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 8 August 2009, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Preston Lawson
Joyce M Hendrickson
Marriage: 2 October 1948
Janice Jehzell Lawson

Spouse and Children

2 October 1948
Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States


    Janice Jehzell Lawson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1933 · Fort Peck Dam Construction Begins

Age 9

Construction on the Fort Peck Dam started in 1933. It is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River. It is located in the northeastern part of Montana near Glasgow and Fort Peck.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Law 1.2 Americanized form of Swedish Larsson .

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

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John P Lawson obit.

JOHN P. LAWSON John P. Lawson, 85, of Bozeman died Monday, Aug. 31. He was born June 5, 1924, in Fishtail, to John Earl and Margaret Myrtle Lawson on his family's homestead. The family moved to Billi …

Sources (3)

  • John P Lawson in household of Earl J Lawson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Lawson in household of John Lawson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Preston Lawson, "Montana, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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