David Barber Lawrence

Brief Life History of David Barber

When David Barber Lawrence was born on 28 August 1897, in Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Fred Newton Lawrence, was 30 and his mother, Anna Ora Galinot, was 26. He had at least 1 son with Helen M. He lived in Warren, Western, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 24 November 1990, in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Barber Lawrence
1897–1990
Helen M
1897–
Frederick Neutan Lawrence
1926–1996

Sources (15)

  • David B Lawrence, "United States Census, 1940"
  • David Barber Lawrence, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • David Barbara Lawrence, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence, from Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees. The name was borne by a Christian 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, etc.). In Britain this is a common name from the 12th century, with pet forms such as Law , Low , Lawrie , Laurie , Larry , Larkin , all of which are represented in surnames. There was also a feminine form Laurencia which may have given rise to the English surname. The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Ashkenazic surnames. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Lorenz , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Slovenian Lavrenčič and Lovrenčič (patronymics from Lavrencij and Lovrenc, equivalents of Lawrence), Polish Wawrzyniak . Compare Larrance , Laurence , Lawerence , Lieurance , and Lowrance .

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

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