James Alfred Lawson

1 September 1863–9 November 1913 (Age 50)
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of James Alfred

When James Alfred Lawson was born on 1 September 1863, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Nixon Lawson, was 23 and his mother, Frances Permelia Orsborn, was 22. He married Jean Martha Lynn on 25 June 1890, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dravosburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 9 November 1913, in Bellevue, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Bellevue, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Alfred Lawson
Jean Martha Lynn
Marriage: 25 June 1890
Lynn Francis Lawson
Twila Myrtle Lawson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 June 1890Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1865 · The Assassination of a President
    Age 2
    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
    1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
    Age 14
    Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic ‘son of Lawrence’; see Law 1. It is also found in Ireland since the 17th century.Americanized form of Swedish Larsson and Danish, Norwegian or North German Larsen .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • James A Lawson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • James R Lawson in entry for Arnold Clarence Argo and Twila Myrtle Lawson, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • James A. Lawson, "United States Census, 1900"

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