Lawrence J Osborne

Brief Life History of Lawrence J

When Lawrence J Osborne was born on 24 March 1908, in Franklin, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Edward Osborne, was 28 and his mother, Maude Grace Brown, was 25. He married Vanessa Koch on 1 June 1933, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and San Carlos, Tulare, California, United States in 2004. He died on 21 November 2004, in San Carlos, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence J Osborne
1908–2004
Vanessa Koch
1907–1996
Marriage: 1 June 1933
Richard William Osborne
1937–2009

Sources (4)

  • Lawrence J Osborn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lawrence J Osborne, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Lawrence J Osborne, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Osbern, partly from late Old English Ōsbern, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Ásbiǫrn (from áss ‘god’ + biǫrn ‘bear’), but more usually from Norman use of the cognate ancient Germanic Ōsbern. Osbern was often treated as an alternative form of Osbert. For pet forms see Hoskin and Opie . The surname has also been established in Ireland (Waterford, Tipperary) since the mid 16th century.

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

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