George Washington Lawler

10 March 1843–28 October 1926 (Age 83)
Bainbridge Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Lawler was born on 10 March 1843, in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, his father, George Edward Lawler, was 25 and his mother, Caroline Hymer, was 20. He married Eliza Minerva Welker on 6 April 1864. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 28 October 1926, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Lawler
Eliza Minerva Welker
Marriage: 6 April 1864
Della L. Lawler
Lewis B. Lawler
Nellie White Lawler
Caroline Eliza Lawler
Jessie Robert Lawler
Alta M. Lawler

Spouse and Children

6 April 1864


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Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster, Leinster, and Kerry): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leathlobhair ‘descendant of Leathlobhar’, a personal name composed of the elements leath ‘half’ (i.e. ‘somewhat’, ‘fairly’) and lobar ‘leprous’, ‘sick’. The name seems to have been originally a byname for a man of unhealthy constitution.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George W Lawler in household of George E Lawler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George W Lawler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Washington Lawler, "United States Census, 1880"

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