Lawrence Monroe Lavender

27 November 1871–13 June 1959 (Age 87)
Prescott, Nevada, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Lawrence Monroe

When Lawrence Monroe Lavender was born on 27 November 1871, in Prescott, Nevada, Arkansas, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Lavender, was 22 and his mother, Rebecca Susan Aaron, was 24. He married Rezzie Artemisia Scott on 29 December 1895. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Missouri Township, Nevada, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Murfreesboro, Pike, Arkansas, United States in 1920. He died on 13 June 1959, in Aztec, San Juan, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 87.

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Lawrence Monroe Lavender
Rezzie Artemisia Scott
Marriage: 29 December 1895
Frencas Lorraine Lavender
John Scott Lavender
Pauline Lavender
Lillian Ethel Lavender
Horace Clifton Lavender
Floyd Monroe Lavender
Cora Beth Lavender
Andrew Jackson Lavender
Harold Wade Lavender
Winifred Marie Lavender

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29 December 1895


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1873: Nevada, Arkansas, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: occupational name for a washerman or launderer, Old French, Middle Dutch lavendier (Late Latin lavandarius, an agent derivative of lavanda ‘washing’, ‘things to be washed’). The term was applied especially to a worker in the wool industry who washed the raw wool or rinsed the cloth after fulling. There is no evidence for any direct connection with the word for the plant (Middle English, Old French lavendre).However, the etymology of the plant name is obscure; it may have been named in ancient times with reference to the use of lavender oil for cleaning or of the dried heads of lavender in perfuming freshly washed clothes.

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

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  • L M Lavender in household of A J Lavender, "United States Census, 1900"
  • L M Lavender, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laurence Lavender in household of Andrew J Lavender, "United States Census, 1880"

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