Lawrence Force

Brief Life History of Lawrence

When Lawrence Force was born on 15 March 1897, in Attica, Attica Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, his father, George Henry Force, was 39 and his mother, Loretta B. Bishop, was 37. He married Myrtle Isadora Goff on 12 August 1922, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grand Blanc Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Bancroft, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1980. He died on 15 January 1980, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fremont Cemetery, Bancroft, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Force
1897–1980
Myrtle Isadora Goff
1894–1956
Marriage: 12 August 1922
Lawrence Force Jr
1923–2014
Barbara J Force
1924–2017
Janet I. Force
1928–1929
John B. Force
1930–2006

Sources (16)

  • Lawrence Force, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence Force, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Laurence Force, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Foss , Frost or Furze .

English: variant of Forse , from Old French force(s) ‘clipping-shears, scissors, forceps’.

French: habitational name from (La) Force, the name of several places mainly in the central and southern part of France (for example in Dordogne and Aude), named with Old French force ‘fortress, stronghold’ (from Late Latin fortia, a derivative of fortis ‘strong’).

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

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