Joseph Newton Lawrence

19 November 1846–10 November 1904 (Age 58)
Hillsboro, Highland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Joseph Newton

When Joseph Newton Lawrence was born on 19 November 1846, in Hillsboro, Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, Charles Lawrence, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Doggett, was 21. He married Sonora Posten in September 1869, in Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 10 November 1904, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Joseph Newton Lawrence
Sonora Posten
Marriage: September 1869
L Blanche Lawrance
George Clarinden Lawrence
Raymond Poston Lawrence

Spouse and Children

September 1869
Wapello, Iowa, United States


    L Blanche Lawrance


    George Clarinden Lawrence


    Raymond Poston Lawrence


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World Events (8)

1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 1

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

Age 12

Minnesota is the 32nd state.
1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 16

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.

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)

  • Joseph Lawrence, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Lawrance, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Lawrence in household of Charles Lawrence, "United States Census, 1860"

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