Myra Christina Lawson

10 September 1910–11 October 2004 (Age 94)
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States

The Life of Myra Christina

When Myra Christina Lawson was born on 10 September 1910, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, her father, Peter Lawson, was 51 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Biddle, was 31. She married Clarence Raymond Ward on 20 April 1941, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Spencer, Clark, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 11 October 2004, in Irvine, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Clarence Raymond Ward
Myra Christina Lawson
Marriage: 20 April 1941
Raylene Ward
Spencer Lawson Ward

Spouse and Children

20 April 1941
Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 24

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Law 1.2 Americanized form of Swedish Larsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Myra Christina Lawson Ward in household of Clarence Raymond Ward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Myna Christina Ward in household of Clarence Raymond Ward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Myra Lawson in household of Peter Lawson, "United States Census, 1920"

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