Lavada Wright

18 December 1893–23 August 1986 (Age 92)
Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Lavada

When Lavada Wright was born on 18 December 1893, in Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States, her father, Martin V Wright, was 34 and her mother, Willie Eyta Pruitt, was 28. She married Ollis Homer Lawrence Sr on 18 May 1912, in Autauga, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 6 Kincheon, Chilton, Alabama, United States in 1940 and Chilton, Chilton, Alabama, United States in 1950. She died on 23 August 1986, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Chilton Memorial Gardens, Clanton, Chilton, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ollis Homer Lawrence Sr
Lavada Wright
Marriage: 18 May 1912
Norman Green Lawrence
William Douglas Lawrence
Harold Enoch Lawrence
Mary Etta Lawrence
Alton Earl Lawrence Sr.
Buford Houston Lawrence
Maude Irene Lawrence
Ollis Homer Lawrence Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1912Autauga, Alabama, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 5
    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.
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 25
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Sources (37)

    • Lavada Lawerence in household of Ollis Lawerence, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Lavada Wright in entry for Alton Earl Lawrence and Mary Louise Davis, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Lavada W. Lawrence in entry for Ollis Homer Lawrence, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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