Melissa Frances "Fannie" Lawson

Brief Life History of Melissa Frances "Fannie"

When Melissa Frances "Fannie" Lawson was born on 9 July 1876, in Henderson, Rusk, Republic of Texas, her father, James Madison Lawson, was 31 and her mother, Mary Buckalew, was 21. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with William Taylor Little. She lived in Rusk, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 7, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 28 November 1917, in Henderson, Rusk, Republic of Texas, at the age of 41, and was buried in Brachfield, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Taylor Little
1878–1970
Melissa Frances "Fannie" Lawson
1876–1917
Henry Burnett Little
1897–1968
Janie Anne Little
1898–1981
Homer Mansfield Little
1901–1988
Millie Milus Little
1908–1975
Alford Johnson Little
1911–1971

Sources (6)

  • Fannie Little in household of W T Little, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melissa Francis Lawson Little, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Fannie Lawson in entry for Henry Burnette Little, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic ‘son of Lawrence’; see Law 1. It is also found in Ireland since the 17th century.

Americanized form of Swedish Larsson and Danish, Norwegian or North German Larsen .

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

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