Obituary (Mary Sutton Lawrence)

Mary Delphina Sutton Lawerence [sic] was born Feb. 11, 1845, in Sussex Co., New Jersey, and came to Michigan with her parents when she was five years old, locating near Orion.  She was the youngest of six children born to Lewis and Elizabeth Losey Sutton. Her brothers and sisters have passed away in the order in which they were born. Jan. 1, 1866, she was married to Isaac Harrison Lawrence. To them was born one daughter, Cornelia Elizabeth, who, with her husband, Loren White, has had the care of her mother through many years of suffering.

Mrs. Lawrence passed away April 10, 1931, at her home in Fenton. The funeral was held at the home Sunday, April 12, with burial in the Sashabaw cemetery.

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A Pleasant Family Gathering.

Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Beardsley and family, of Sashabaw, on Tuesday, entertained a number of relatives and friends; among whom were Mrs. Elizabeth Sutton, the aged mother of Mrs. Beardsley; Mr. L.M. Sutton, of Chicago, a brother, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Beardsley, of Victor, and Mrs. M.D. Lawrence and little granddaughter, of Fenton.

“Grandma Sutton” was the center of attraction, for though she recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, she retains her memory to a wonderful extent and joined in the story telling and laughter with apparently as much enjoyment as the younger members of the family, and not withstanding the storm and rough roads, endured the trip from Fenton splendidly. She will remain with Mrs. B. the coming summer, and it is hope will enjoy many more such delightful gatherings.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, April 5, 1895.

A Family Re-Union

A very pleasant social gathering was participated in at the residence of E.T. Beardslee, on Sashabaw Plain, Dec. 20th to 23d, it being the reunion of Mrs. Beardslee’s family, the mother, Mrs. Lewis J. Sutton, and her six children, all being present, the husband and father having died in 1852. The list, besides Mrs. Beardslee, includes Mrs. S.D. Groover, of Lapeer; C.L. Sutton, of Orion; Mrs. Chas. Beardslee, of Clinton county; Mrs. J.H. Lawrence, of Fenton, and L.M. Sutton, of Chicago, this son having been absent 18 years, rendering the occasion doubly pleasant.

This re-union was a very remarkable one, it being the first time the children had all met together at one time, the eldest being 66 years, and the youngest 45 years of age, and the family ties of brothers and sisters having never been broken.

W.H. Brummit photographed the family; the aged mother, who is nearly 87 years of age, still retaining her mental faculties and enjoying the event equally with her children, forming the central figure; after which he photographed the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, January 8, 1891.

Mrs. Dora Lawrence, Kin of Garrett Residents, Died

Mrs. Dora Lawrence, 77, of 320 West Fifth Street, Auburn, died Saturday morning at 7:30 o’clock at her home, where she had been bedfast for a month, suffering from an inward goiter. She had been in poor health for several years.

Mrs. Lawrence was born July 20, 1862 in Auburn, the daughter of John D. and Mary Ann VanLear. She was united in marriage to Elbert H. Chittenden on March 26, 1880, and to this union were born six children, five of whom survive. A daughter, Stella R., preceded her mother in death. Mr. Chittenden died March 6, 1920. On May 6, 1928, she and Harry Lawrence were married.

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Jo Ann Lawrence & Ricky Bishop

Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Lawrence, 53 E. Stevens St., announce the marriage of their daughter, Jo Ann, to Ricky Sprague Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Bishop, Rt. 1, Dayton Road. The Rev. Robert L. Carter officiated for double ring nuptials exchanged at 10 a.m., June 12, in Maple Avenue Christian Church.

The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Melvin Bascomb, as matron of honor; and George H. Lawrence, the bride’s brother, was best man. The bride wore a floor length empire gown of dotted Swiss trimmed with seed pearls. A pearl crown held her shoulder length illusion veil, and she carried a bouquet of daisies and baby’s breath. A reception followed at Valley View Restaurant for 65 guests. Misses Beth Whirl, Sharon Wray and Gayle Whirl assisted.

A 1967 graduate of Newark High School and a 1969 graduate of Muskingum Area Joint Vocational school, the bride is employed as a nurse at Children’s Hospital, Columbus. A 1969 Licking Valley High School graduate, the bridegroom is a member of the Ohio National Guard, and is employed at the Ohio National Guard Armory.

Following a short trip to Lake Erie, they are living at 277 Eddy St., Apt. B.

Source: Newark Advocate, June 17, 1971.

Marriage Licenses

WEDDING LICENSE APPLIED FOR: Ricky S. Bishop, 20, technician, Rt. 1, to Jo Ann Lawrence, 21, nurse, 53 E. Stevens St. (Newark Advocate, June 3, 1971)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Harry DePugh, 21, shipper, Columbus, and Alberta Motley, 21, Summit Station.  (Newark Advocate, February 14, 1934)

Marriage license was issued yesterday to John S. Deweese of Boise and Miss Alice M. Richardson of Moore Creek.  (Idaho Statesman, January 7, 1899)

The county clerk’s office yesterday issued a marriage license to Edward Morris and Mary M. Sanders, both of Boise.  License was also issued to Otto Downard and Sarah Berkley, giving Boise as their address.  (Idaho Statesman, November 4, 1906)

MARRIAGE LICENSE: Asa J. Durant and Miss Wilma M. Ballinger were yesterday granted a license to wed.  Both are residents of Boise.  (Idaho Statesman, November 8, 1902)

MARRIAGE LICENSES: Edward M. Loosley, 22, and Blanche L. Bounty, 23, both of Beckwith.  (Nevada State Journal, September 24, 1922)

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to the following:  Daniel H. Freeman, 21, Reno, and Agnes Marshall, 21, Reno; Harold A. Loosley, 21, Beckwith, Cal., and Glenna M. Scalf, 18, Portala, Cal. (Nevada State Journal, May 21, 1915)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Delbert E. Mason, 23, lineman, Newark, and Helen B. McIntosh, 19, Newark. Rev. F.E. Halloway to officiate.  (Newark Advocate, August 3, 1914)

The following marriage licenses have been issued;  Jacob Louis Sweeney to Lucy Rorick, August Goss to Mary J. McMaken, Oscar Briggs to Mary J. Sains, Henry Prang to Miena Muhlenbruck.  (Fort Wayne Sentinel, April 6, 1872)

Melford C. Brown

Melford C. Brown, 25, brother of two Zanesville residents, died Saturday morning in Grant hospital, Columbus, of injuries sustained at 9:45 o’clock Friday night in a head-on automobile crash on State Route 669, four miles east of Somerset. Injured in the crash were Terrence Hutchins, 19, also of Crooksville, a passenger in the car driven by Brown, and John Richard Humphrey, 26, of Somerset, operator of the other auto. According to the highway patrol, the crash occurred when Brown pulled into the left to avoid ploughing into the rear of a slow-moving vehicle. Brown sustained a fractured skull, fractures of both legs and internal injuries. Hutchins suffered lacerations on the face, arms and legs and Humphrey received a fractured left arm and lacerations on the face and body. All were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. Later Brown was removed to Columbus. Hutchins and Humphrey are reported in fair condition. Humphrey was taken to the hospital in the Somerset emergency car while Brown and Hutchins were brought here in a Chute ambulance. The highway patrol reported that it is continuing its investigation. Brown, an employee of the Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corp. plant at Newark, was on his way to work when the crash occurred. A native of Crooksville, he was a son of Asa and Faye Brown, with whom he made his home. He was a member of the Fairview United Brethren Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Charles Brown of 808 Luck avenue, Dean of Crooksville, Marvin of Newark and Asa, Jr. of the home, and three sisters, Mrs. Donald Lawrence and Mrs. Ernest Chesser of Newark and Mrs. K.H. Teagarden of 852 Adair avenue. The body was removed to the Fred L. Cannon funeral home where friends may call. Services will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon with Rev. Theodore Ludwig officiating. Burial will be in Crooksville.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, July 15, 1957.