Lawrence Earl Osborne Sr

6 November 1919–30 November 1989 (Age 70)
Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lawrence Earl

When Lawrence Earl Osborne Sr was born on 6 November 1919, in Benkelman, Dundy, Nebraska, United States, his father, Benjamin Harrison Osborne, was 31 and his mother, Mary Myrtle Ann Kleier, was 25. He married Barbara Pierce on 20 October 1945, in Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Judicial Township 3, San Mateo, California, United States in 1940 and Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States in 1945. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 30 November 1989, in Garland, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wylie, Collin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Earl Osborne Sr
Barbara Pierce
Marriage: 20 October 1945
Pennie Clairissa Osborne
Ernest Eugene Osborne
Lawrence Earl Osborne Jr
James Wiley Osborne

Spouse and Children

20 October 1945
Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States



    Ernest Eugene Osborne


    Lawrence Earl Osborne Jr


    James Wiley Osborne


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 10

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Ásbjorn, composed of the elements ás ‘god’ + björn ‘bear’. This was established in England before the Conquest, in the late Old English form Ōsbern, and was later reinforced by Norman Osbern. The surname Osborne has also been widely established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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Story Highlight

The Battle of the Bulge & the 951st Field Artillery Battalion

Some of the heaviest fighting of World War II took place from 20 November 1944 to 28 January 1945 as VII Corps pushed through the Hürtgen Forest towards the Roer River--a bloodier battlefield than the …

Sources (3)

  • Lawrence Earl Osborne, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Laurence Earl Osborne, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Lawrence Earl Osborne, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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