John Thomas Lawrence

7 January 1885–2 April 1960 (Age 75)
Rock Spring, Walker, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of John Thomas

When John Thomas Lawrence was born on 7 January 1885, in Rock Spring, Walker, Georgia, United States, his father, Daniel Webster Lawrence, was 26 and his mother, Abigail Elizabeth Andrews, was 19. He married Margaret Jane 'Maggie' Pierce on 4 August 1907, in LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States. He died on 2 April 1960, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Lawrence
1885–1960
Margaret Jane 'Maggie' Pierce
1889–1978
Marriage: 4 August 1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1907LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1886
    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
    Age 8
    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 21
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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    Sources (3)

    • John T Lawrence in household of D W Lawrence, "United States Census, 1910"
    • John Thomas Lawrence, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
    • John T Lawrence in household of Webster D Lawrence, "United States Census, 1900"

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