James Alfred Lawson

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

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

Spouse and Children

25 June 1890
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


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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

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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Sources (3)

  • James A Lawson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James A. Lawson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Lawson in household of James Lawson, "United States Census, 1870"

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