Kate Church Lawrence

June 1885–
Southampton, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Kate Church

When Kate Church Lawrence was born in June 1885, in Southampton, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Gilbert Amos Lawrence, was 39 and her mother, Olivia Eloise Or Olive Schurman, was 30. She lived in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years.

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James Cameron
1880–
Kate Church Lawrence
1885–

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World Events (6)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 24

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 36

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 60

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

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)

  • Kate C Lawrence in household of Gilbert Lawrence, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Anna Kate Church Lawrence in entry for James Somerville Cameron, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Kate C Laurance in household of G A Laurance, "Canada Census, 1911"

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