David Tate Lawson

26 November 1869–8 February 1953 (Age 83)
Persia, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

The Life of David Tate

When David Tate Lawson was born on 26 November 1869, in Persia, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States, his father, Calloway Hodge Lawson, was 39 and his mother, Marena Tate, was 36. He married Mary Belle Carter on 20 December 1891, in Persia, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 1, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 8 February 1953, in Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States.

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David Tate Lawson
Mary Belle Carter
Marriage: 20 December 1891
Dora Marina Lawson
Dana Ketron Lawson
Robert Ross Lawson
Sam Jack Lawson

Spouse and Children

20 December 1891
Persia, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 9

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • D T Lawson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David Lawson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David T Lowson, "United States Census, 1920"

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