William Josselyn Lawless

Male9 October 1889–1967

Brief Life History of William Josselyn

When William Josselyn Lawless was born on 9 October 1889, in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Edgar Lawless, was 21 and his mother, Blanche J. Josselyn, was 18. He married Anna May Lemon on 28 January 1914, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1935 and York, York, Maine, United States in 1940. He died in 1967, at the age of 78, and was buried in York, York, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Josselyn Lawless
1889–1967
Anna May Lemon
1885–
Marriage: 28 January 1914
William Josselyn Lawless Jr
1919–1990
Joanne Lawless
1923–1986

Sources (19)

  • William I Lawless, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Josselyn Lawless, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • William Josselyn Lawless, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1914Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

    Age 9

    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 21

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, Irish, and English: nickname from Middle English laweles, laghles ‘lawless, uncontrolled by the law’, applied either to someone who was undisciplined or to an outlaw (i.e. one from whom the protection of the law had been withdrawn).

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

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