William Littleton Lawrence

M, #271, b. 21 June 1894, d. 19 May 1950
FatherAsa Bennett Lawrence b. 1858, d. 1915
MotherHarriett Balentine b. Nov 1865, d. 1902
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Kellie Sue Thompson
ChartsJames Jackson Barnes Descendants
William Berry Descendants
Bennett Silas Lawrence Descendants
     William Littleton Lawrence was born on 21 June 1894. He was the son of Asa Bennett Lawrence and Harriett Balentine. William Littleton Lawrence married Vada Barnes, daughter of Samuel Aarter Barnes and Mary Jane Berry, on 26 January 1913 at Searcy, Arkansas.
Groom: William L Lawrence
Groom's Age: 18
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Groom's Residence: May, Stone, Arkansas
Bride: Vada Barnes
Bride's Name: 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Bride's Residence: May, Stone, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 26 Jan 1913
Marriage License Date: 22 Jan 1913
Marriage Place: , Searcy, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1031122
Digital Folder Number: 4326244
Image number: 00643
Page number: 364
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
MARRIAGE RECORD
Name
William L Lawrence
Gender
Male
Age
18
Birth Year
1895
Residence
May, Stone, Arkansas
Spouse's Name
Vada Barnes
Spouse's Gender
Female
Spouse's Age
18
Spouse's Residence
May, Stone, Arkansas
Marriage Date
26 Jan 1913
Marriage License Date
22 Jan 1913
Marriage County
Searcy
Event Type
Marriage
FHL Film Number
1031122
Members in Household
Vada Barnes
Collection Arkansas Marriage Index
SOURCE
Collection Arkansas Marriage Index
Source Courtesy FamilySearch.org
Description This collection of Arkansas marriage records from 1837-1957 comes from records kept by Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and county clerks. Information, when available, includes the bride and groom, their ages and residences, marriage date, license date, marriage county, and film number.
William Littleton Lawrence died on 19 May 1950 at Independence, Arkansas, at age 55.
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 about William L Lawerence
Name:     William L Lawerence
Estimated Birth Year:     1885
Age:     65
Death Day:     19
Death:Month:     May
Death Year:     1950
County:     Independence
Volume Number:     45
Roll Number:     1950
Certificate Number:     8859

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950. Arkansas: Arkansas Genealogical Society. Microfiche.
DEATH RECORD
Name
W L Lawrence
Gender
Male
Race
White
Birth Date
21 Jun 1894
Birth Place
Bigflat Ston, Arkansas
Father
Asa B Lawrence
Mother
Harriet Balentine
SSN
431283186
Notes
Mar 1941: Name listed as W L LAWRENCE
Members in Household
Asa B Lawrence
Harriet Balentine
Collection U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
SOURCE
Collection U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Source Social Security Administration
Description This database picks up where the SSDI leaves off, with details such as birth date and parents' names extracted from information filed with the Social Security Administration through the application or claims process.
He was buried in May 1950 at Freeman Cemetery, Stone, Arkansas.
William Littleton Lawrence
Birth:      Jun. 21, 1894
Death:      May 19, 1950


Family links:
Parents:
Asa Bennett Lawrence (1857 - 1916)
Harriett Sarah Balentine Lawrence (1865 - 1902)

Spouse:
Vada Barnes Lawrence (1894 - 1980)

Children:
Asa Irvin Lawrence (1921 - 1976)*
Orville Lawrence (1923 - 1936)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Freeman Cemetery
Stone County
Arkansas, USA

Created by: Lonnie Hoover
Record added: May 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70047506
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Other Events

     William Littleton Lawrence appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Stone, Arkansas, in the household of Asa Bennett Lawrence and Harriett Balentine. His mother Harriett Balentine died in 1902 at Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas.

William Littleton Lawrence appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Farris, Stone, Arkansas in the household of his father Asa Bennett Lawrence.
Year: 1910; Census Place: Farris, Stone, Arkansas; Roll: T624_64; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0146; Image: 1417; FHL microfilm: 1374077.
Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA
His daughter Gertrude Lawrence was born on 22 February 1914 at Arkansas. His father Asa Bennett Lawrence died in 1915 at Arkansas. His son Marvin Lawrence was born in 1916 at Arkansas.

Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. William Littleton Lawrence filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 Jefferson Township, Marion, Arkansas. William is a miner with the JC Shepherd Mining Company. He is married with two children.

He is described as tall with a medium build, brown eyes, and black hair.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about William Littleton Lawrence
Name:     William Littleton Lawrence
County:     Marion
State:     Arkansas
Birthplace:     Arkansas
Birth Date:     21 Jun 1894
Race:     Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number:     1530477
DraftBoard:     0

Source Citation: Registration Location: Marion County, Arkansas; Roll: 1530477; Draft Board: 0.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
His daughter Ruth Janie Harriet Lawrence was born on 26 January 1919 at Arkansas.

William Littleton Lawrence and Vada Lawrence appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Izard, Arkansas, at White River Township, enumerated 19 January 1920, William and Vada rent their home. Gertrude and Marvin are not attending school but they are only 5 and 4 years old at the time of the census enumeration. William and Vada are shown as being able to read and write. William is a laborer at the "Lime yard" as a wage worker.

Both William and Vada's parents birthplaces are listed as Arkansas for their fathers and Tennessee for their mothers.. Their children Ruth Janie Harriet, Marvin and Gertrude were listed as living with them.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Wm Lawrence Name: Wm Lawrence
Home in 1920: White River, Izard, Arkansas
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Vada Lawrence
Father's Birth Place: Arkansas
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Wm Lawrence 25
Vada Lawrence 25
Gertrude Lawrence 5
Marvin Lawrence 4
Ruth Lawrence 0
[11/12]


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: White River, Izard, Arkansas; Roll T625_65; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 56; Image: 524.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
His son Asa Lawrence was born on 21 July 1921. His son Arville Lawrence was born circa 1924. His son Paul Lawrence was born on 20 August 1926. His son James Lawrence was born circa 1928.

William Littleton Lawrence and Vada Lawrence appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Jackson, Arkansas, at Jefferson Township, enumerated 14 April 1930, William rents the family farm. William and Vada have been married for 18 years (since 1912). Marvin is a farm laborer.. Their children Ruth Janie Harriet, Marvin, Paul, James, Gertrude, Asa and Arville were listed as living with them.
1930 United States Federal Census about William Lawrence
Name:     William Lawrence
Home in 1930:     Jefferson, Jackson, Arkansas
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Age:     35
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1895
Birthplace:     Arkansas
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Spouse's Name:      Vada Lawrence
Race:     White
Household Members:     
Name     Age
William Lawrence     35
Vada Lawrence     35
Gertrude Lawrence     16
Marvin Lawrence     14
Ruth Lawrence     11
Asa Lawrence     8
Arvile Lawrence     6
Paul Lawrence     3 8/12
James N Lawrence     1 6/12


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Jefferson, Jackson, Arkansas; Roll: 78; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 385.0.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
1930 United States Federal Census about Paul Lawrence
Name:     Paul Lawrence
Home in 1930:     Jefferson, Jackson, Arkansas
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Age:     3
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1926
Relation to Head of House:     Son
Father's Name:     William Lawrence
Mother's Name:     Vada Lawrence
Race:     White
Household Members:     
Name     Age
William Lawrence     35
Vada Lawrence     35
Gertrude Lawrence     16
Marvin Lawrence     14
Ruth Lawrence     11
Asa Lawrence     8
Arvile Lawrence     6
Paul Lawrence     3 8/12
James N Lawrence     1 6/12

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Jefferson, Jackson, Arkansas; Roll: 78; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 386.0.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
His daughter Gertrude Lawrence was married on 31 July 1932 at Searcy, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Gertrude Lawrence
Groom: Caril Sutterfield
Groom's Age: 19
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1913
Groom's Residence: Landis, Searcy, Arkansas
Bride: Gertrude Lawrence
Bride's Age: 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1914
Bride's Residence: Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 31 Jul 1932
Marriage License Date: 27 Jul 1932
Marriage Place: , Searcy, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 2048297
Digital Folder Number: 4326335
Image Number: 00809
Page Number: 33
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
His son Arville Lawrence died on 12 April 1938 at Stone, Arkansas.
Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 about Orvil Lawrence
Name:     Orvil Lawrence
Death Day:     12
Death:Month:     Apr
Death Year:     1938
County:     Stone
Roll Number:     19341940
Page Number:     2049

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950. Arkansas: Arkansas Genealogical Society. Microfiche.

His daughter Ruth Janie Harriet Lawrence was married on 28 August 1938 at Stone, Arkansas.
Groom: Sherman Treat
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1916
Groom's Residence: Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Bride: Ruth Lawrence
Bride's Name: 19
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1919
Bride's Residence: Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 28 Aug 1938
Marriage License Date: 19 Aug 1938
Marriage Place: , Searcy, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 2048298
Digital Folder Number: 4326336
Image number: 00411
Page number: 223
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 about Sherman Treat
Name:     Sherman Treat
Gender:     Male
Age:     22
Birth Year:     abt 1916
Residence:     Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Spouse's Name:     Ruth Lawrence
Spouse's Gender:     Female
Spouse's Age:     19
Spouse's Residence:     Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Marriage Date:     28 Aug 1938
Marriage License Date:     19 Aug 1938
Marriage county:     Searcy
Event Type:     Marriage
FHL Film Number:     2048298
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. "Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957," database, FamilySearch; from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. Digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records.
Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939 about Sherman Treat
Name:     Sherman Treat
Gender:     Male
County:     Searcy
Spouse:     Ruth Lawrence
License Date:     19 Aug 1938
Certificate Number:     26109
Volume Number:     0002
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Vital Records Division, Arkansas Department of Health. Marriage Record Index, 1933-1939. Arkansas, USA: Arkansas Genealogical Society. Microfiche.


William Littleton Lawrence and Vada Lawrence appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Stone, Arkansas, at Farris Township, enumerated 27 April 1940, William owns the family farm which is valued at $50 that he farms. Ace is a farm laborer in NYA Project, a project created under the WPA gave part-time jobs to high school and college students to earn money to continue their education.

William has an 8th grade education while Vada has only a 4th grade education. The children have completed the following grades: Ace 7th, Paul 4th, James 3rd, and Lenora 1st. Robbie hasn't started school yet.. Their children Paul, James and Asa were listed as living with them.
1940 United States Federal Census about W L Lawernce
Name:     W L Lawernce
Respondent:     Yes
Age:     45
Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1895
Gender:     Male
Race:     White
Birthplace:     Arkansas
Marital Status:     Married
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Home in 1940:     Farris, Stone, Arkansas
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Street:     Old On Unimproved Road
Farm:     Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935:     Farris, Stone, Arkansas
Residence in 1935:     Same House
Sheet Number:     5B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:     74
Neighbors:     View others on page
Household Members:     
Name     Age
W L Lawernce     45
Vada Lawernce     45
A C Lawernce     18
Paul Lawernce     13
James Lawernce     13
Lenora Lawernce     7
Jeffie Lawernce     1

Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: Farris, Stone, Arkansas; Roll: T627_177; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 69-7.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.


Due to a need for men to serve during World War II, the United States instituted a draft. William Littleton Lawrence filled out a draft card on 27 April 1942 Stone, Arkansas.
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about William Littleton Lawrence
Name:     William Littleton Lawrence
Birth Date:     21 Jun 1894
Birth Place:     Stone, Arkansas
Residence:     Stone, Arkansas
Race:     White

Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; State Headquarters: Arkansas.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data:
United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about William Littleton Lawrence
Name:     William Littleton Lawrence
Birth Date:     21 Jun 1894
Birth Place:     Stone, Arkansas
Residence:     Stone, Arkansas
Race:     White

Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; State Headquarters: Arkansas.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data:
United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. National Archives and Records Administration Branch locations: National Archives and Records Administration Region Branches.


This is a photo of the tombstone for William Littleton Lawrence.
William Littleton Lawrence Tombstone
littlebritches102added this on 10 Oct 2011
Category Type: Headstone
Photo provided by Dan McGuire.
Headstone Details
Cemetery name
Freeman Cemetery
Name on headstone
W. L. Lawrence
Birth
1894 - Alco, Stone County, Arkansas, USA
Death
1950 - Alco, Stone County, Arkansas, USA

Family

Vada Barnes b. 26 May 1894, d. 20 Oct 1980
Children