Easter Lawton

1 April 1888–18 October 1953 (Age 65)
California, United States

The Life of Easter

When Easter Lawton was born on 1 April 1888, in California, United States, her father, Joseph J Lawton, was 28 and her mother, Virginia Carter, was 28. She married Clinton Randolph Blakney on 9 November 1905, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 18 October 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 65.

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Clinton Randolph Blakney
Easter Lawton
Marriage: 9 November 1905

Spouse and Children

    Clinton Randolph Blakney



9 November 1905
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph J Lawton





World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlāw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant spelling of Laughton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Easter L Glouser in household of Frank C Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Easter Blakney in household of Clinton Blakney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Easter Blakney in household of Clintton Blakney, "United States Census, 1910"

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