Lillie Lawrence

Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Lillie

When Lillie Lawrence was born in 1858, in Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Albert Lawrence, was 28 and her mother, Susanna Maria Bloss, was 21. She married Sylvester Potter on 24 September 1890, in Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States. She lived in Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Sylvester Potter
Lillie Lawrence
Marriage: 24 September 1890

Spouse and Children

    Sylvester Potter



24 September 1890
Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Susanna Maria Bloss




    Erwin J. Lawrence




    Alice Lawrence


    Emmet Lawrence


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a saint who was martyred at Rome in the 3rd century ad ; he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout Europe, with consequent popularity of the personal name (French Laurent, Italian, Spanish Lorenzo, Catalan Llorenç, Portuguese Lourenço, German Laurenz; Polish Wawrzyniec (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lillie Lawrence Trumball, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Lillie Lawrence Lrumbell, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Lillie Lawrence Or Trumball, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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