Mary Emma Caroline Lawson

29 September 1873–13 June 1964 (Age 90)
Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Emma Caroline

When Mary Emma Caroline Lawson was born on 29 September 1873, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, her father, William Washington Lawson, was 41 and her mother, Rachel Ann Gunnells, was 33. She married John Calvin Smith on 15 September 1889, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She lived in Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Hodges, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 13 June 1964, in Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Donalds Cemetery, Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Calvin Smith
Mary Emma Caroline Lawson
Marriage: 15 September 1889
Ramon Smith
William E Smith
Henry Guy Smith
Frank Evans Smith
Bert Smith
Herbert Calvin Smith
James C Smith

Spouse and Children

15 September 1889
Anderson, South Carolina, United States


    Ramon Smith


    William E Smith


    Henry Guy Smith



    Bert Smith


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Washington Lawson


    Rachel Ann Gunnells




    Ida Louise Lawson



    Benjamin Bluford Lawson


    James Marshall Lawson


    Washington LaFayette Lawson


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 5

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Mary Smith in household of Joseph C Smith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May E Smith in household of Joseph C Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Lawson in household of William Lawson, "United States Census, 1880"

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