Lawrence Sifly Traxler

1869–1950 (Age 80)
Saint George, Dorchester, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Lawrence Sifly

When Lawrence Sifly Traxler was born on 31 December 1869, in Saint George, Dorchester, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Burnett Traxler, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Mary Ann Pendarvis, was 27. He married Mary Olivia Elizabeth Crook on 17 March 1891. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in George Township, Dorchester, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 28 June 1950, in Dorchester, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 80.

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Lawrence Sifly Traxler
Mary Olivia Elizabeth Crook
Marriage: 17 March 1891
Joseph Kirkland Traxler
Jessie Mae Traxler
Walker S. Traxler
Sidney Jacob Traxler
Carrie Elizabeth Traxler
Mamie Traxler
Lawrence Eugene Traxler
Virgie Gertrude Troxler
Ida Traxler
Sarah C Traxler

Spouse & Children

17 March 1891
South Carolina


  • Joseph Kirkland Traxler


  • Female1894–1961Female

  • Walker S. Traxler


  • Male1896–1952Male

  • Carrie Elizabeth Traxler


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Burnett Traxler


  • Elizabeth Mary Ann Pendarvis




  • John Allen Traxler


  • Male1869–1950Male

  • Susan Virginia Traxler


  • Ida Ann Traxler


  • William Thomas Traxler


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 2

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

South German (Bavarian and Austrian): occupational name for a wood turner, a variant of Drechsler ( see Dressler ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lawrence Traxler in household of William Traxler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • L S Traxler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawrence S Traxler, "United States Census, 1930"

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