Samuel Lawrence
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Samuel F. Brighton Lawrence (1894 - 1971)

Samuel F. Brighton Lawrence
Born in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about Jun 1916 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Apr 2013
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  • Born 13 AUG 1894 in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania[1]
  • Died 10 MAR 1971 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania[2]
  • Buried 13 MAR 1971 in Groffdale Cemetery, New Holland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania[3]


1900 Census
Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
June 1900
Lawrence, Frank, born Oct 1853, married, he was a carpenter and owned his own home. He was born in PA, as were his parents; he could read, write and speak English.
Lawrence, Annie D., was born in Dec 1860, was married and had 4 children and all of them were still living, She was born in PA as were her parents. He could read, write and speak English.
Esther M, born in May 1882, age 18, Clerk in Silk Mill
Frank M., born Sep 1884, age 15, Weaver in Silk Mill
Ham H., born in Nov 1887, age 13, at school
Brigham, born in Aug 1895, age 4, at home
1910 Census
Thaddeus Stevens School
Brighton Lawrence, age 15, student, school
1930 Census
35 Chestnut
117 - Hipple, Boyd, Works in Silk Mill, age 48
Hipple, Bertha, age 47
Wagner, Clem, Aunt, age 65
Layman, Herd, Sister, age 51
A. Lawrence, Annie, Head, age 70
B. Lawrence, Brighton, Head, age 35
Lawrence, Eslie, Wife, age 36 (Elsie?)
Lawrence, Phyllis, daughter, age 2
Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, Pa
Tuesday, February13, 1973
Mrs. Essie Lawrence
Mrs. Essie Lawrence, 79 of 738 N. Franklin St., died at 11:50 a.m. Monday at Lancaster General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Brownstown she was a daughter of the late Henry and Cora Shirk Martin and the widow of Samuel F.B. Lawrence.
A Luzier Cosmetics representative in the Lancaster area for 25 years, she was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and the James Buchanan Chaper, Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors incle a daughter, C. Phyllis Lawrence, U.S. Foreign Service, American Embassy, Babbados, Windward Islands, West Indies, and a sister , Mrs. Sylinda Meiskey, Lancaster.
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Lancaster, PA
Thursday, March 11, 191
S.B. Lawrence Dies;
Owned Block Company
Samuel Brighton Lawrence, 76, of 738 N. Franklin St., died at 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at Duke Convalescent Residence, after an illness of two years. He was the husband of Essie M. Martin Lawrence.
Lawrence was the former owner and manager of the S.B. Lawrence and Co. Inc., building blocks and burial vault firm. He started in the burial vault business in Marietta in 1920, then moved to Lancaster in 1930. He was a pioneer in concrete building block manufacturing.
His firm furnished blocks for large building projects such as the Marietta Air Force Depot, the Newcastle, Del., county airport, and McCaskey High School. He retired in 1945.
He was a 1941 graduate of Stevens Trade School, the second class the school graduated. He was a member of the school's Alumni Assn. and the Endowment Committee, from which he received an award in 1962, and was chairman of the school's Building Committee.
In the latter post, he headed a program which set up a scholarship fund at Stevens financed by the sale of homes built by the students.
The result was the beginning of Stevens Heights, a 76-home development on the south side of Dauphin Street behind the school. The houses were built by students, giving them practical training, and the profits from the sales went into the scholarship fund.
He was born in Marietta, son of the late Frank C. and Anna Hall Lawrence, and resided in Lancaster 41 years. He and Mrs. Lawrence observed their 54th wedding anniversary last June.
He was a member of Ashara Lodge No. 598, F&AM, Marietta, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, C. Phyllis Lawrence, Washington D.C. and a sister, Mrs. Bertha L. Hipple, Marietta.


  • Source: S100 Title: 1880 Census
  • Source: S107 Title: Draft registration
  • Source: S14 Title: Husband's obituary
  • Source: S16 Title: obituary in file
  • Source: S55 Title: 1900 Census
  • Source: S61 Title: wife's obituary

Source Citation: Number: 172-05-4794 ;Issue State: Pennsylvania;Issue Date: Before 1951.

  1. Source: #S107
  2. Source: #S61
  3. Source: #S16

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