Emeline May Lawson

11 September 1859–2 September 1936 (Age 76)
Berlin, Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Emeline May

When Emeline May Lawson was born on 11 September 1859, her father, Joseph Sharp Lawson, was 33 and her mother, Emeline Matilda Bailey, was 34. She married Sabanus Bruce Mc Whorter on 4 August 1881. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Simpson District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Hackers Creek District, Lewis, West Virginia, United States for about 50 years. She died on 2 September 1936, in Berlin, Lewis, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Fairview, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sabanus Bruce Mc Whorter
Emeline May Lawson
Marriage: 4 August 1881
Lora McWhorter
Sabinus Murray McWhorter
Carlton Brooks McWhorter

Spouse and Children

    Sabanus Bruce Mc Whorter



4 August 1881
Harrison,West Virginia


Parents and Siblings



    Sarah E. Lawson


    Dr Albert Francis Lawson


    Hannah Columbia Lawson


    Catharine R Lawson


    Elias Fillmore Lawson


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 2

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from Law 1.2 Americanized form of Swedish Larsson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emeline M Lawson in household of Joseph S Lawson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emaline M Lawson in household of Joseph S Lawson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emaline M Mcwhorter in household of Carlton B Mcwhorter, "United States Census, 1930"

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