15 May 1924–2003 (Age 78) Montpelier, Saint James, Jamaica
The Life of Hezlin Pearl
Hezlin Pearl Lawrence was born on 15 May 1924, in Montpelier, Saint James, Jamaica as the daughter of Zachariah Lawrence and Hilda Maud Wright. She died in 2003, in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica, at the age of 79.
Universal adult suffrage introduced. new constitution providing for a popularly-elected House of Representatives promulgated.
Jamaica becomes a member of the British-sponsored Federation of the West Indies.
Jamaica withdraws from the Federation of the West Indies.
English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Lorens, Laurence (Latin Laurentius ‘man from Laurentum’, a place in Italy probably named from its laurels or bay trees). The name was borne by a 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 (assimilated to the Polish word wawrzyn ‘laurel’), etc.). The surname is also borne by Jews among whom it is presumably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic surnames.