Lloyd Benjamin Lawton

Written by: Lori Rienhardt March 13, 2023 My Dad’s name was Lloyd Benjamin Lawton. He was born in Pamelia, New York on August 27 1905. His family lived on the family dairy farm. When he was six, his family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada and then into Montana where they homesteaded. They returned to NYS when he was fourteen. That same […]

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Alice Pearl Halladay Lawton

Written By: Lori Rienhardt March 17, 2023 My Mom’s name was Alice Pearl Halladay Lawton. She was born May 1 1906 on Arsenal Street in Watertown Ny. She was one of seven kids, although an older brother, Roy, died at age 4 so she only knew five siblings. They were Elsie May, Grace Lulabelle, Jay Payne, Ray Burton and Rose […]

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History of Leo’s Home

Time inexorably goes on, and early in 1894 the aging Moses, who turned 81 April 27 that year, decided to sell the old home he and Hannah had known for more than thirty four years. In May he gave the old house a fresh coat of paint, in preparation for the sale, but he became ill with a severe form […]

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A Vignette of an American Family

By: Leo Lawton June 22, 2010 Philo Lawton was born in 1818. The first documentation of his life that I have located is the 1850 United States Census report. At that time he was listed as 30 years old, but it is not unusual for error in census reports, as information was often given by children, friends, landlords, etc. Although […]

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