Lawrence was born in 1898. He was the son of Grant Morton and Margaret Dunlavey. He married Rheua Lamb in 1930 and their children were Charles, Patricia, and Glennon. He passed away in 1979. He is buried at Bailey's Creek Cemetery at Chamois, Missouri.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHNC-X8N : accessed 6 August 2019), Lawrence J Marton in household of Margaret J Marton, Chamois, Osage, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 5B, line 56, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1215; FHL microfilm 2,340,950. Newlyweds living with his mom.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K77J-P5Q : 28 July 2019), Laurance J Morton, Chamois, Benton Township, Osage, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 76-1, sheet 8B, line 41, family 38, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2135.
Laurance J Morton Head Male 42 Missouri
Rhua M Morton Wife Female 38 Missouri
Charles R Morton Son Male 8 Indiana
Patricia M Morton Daughter Female 7 Missouri
Glennon L Morton Son Male 0 Missouri
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JYB4-K3P : 19 May 2014), Lawrence Morton, Nov 1979; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Lawrence by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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