James Lawson

20 July 1820–17 September 1912 (Age 92)
Kinross, Kinross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Lawson was born on 20 July 1820, in Kinross, Kinross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Lawson, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Anderson, was 25. He married Margaret Thompson on 28 April 1841, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 17 September 1912, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Lawson
Harriet Quinlan
Marriage: 25 July 1863
Heber Michael Lawson
Isabella Elizabeth Lawson
Christina Agnes Lawson
Harriet Margaret Lawson
Harriet Margaret Lawson
Maud Mary Lawson
Blanche Louise Lawson
John Walter Lawson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 July 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.
    Age 2
    The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic ‘son of Lawrence’; see Law 1. It is also found in Ireland since the 17th century.Americanized form of Swedish Larsson and Danish, Norwegian or North German Larsen .

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

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    Sources (35)

    • James Lawson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Lawson in entry for Charles V. Whiting and Blanche Louise Lawson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James Lawson in entry for Crissie Lawson Chapman, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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