Jan. 13, 1869 Hetton-le-Hole Tyne and Wear, England
Jun. 11, 1922 Frostburg Allegany County Maryland, USA
Maria Lawson was born in England,, the daughter of William and Emma Jones Lawson. When Maria was just a little over a year old,, along with her parents and younger sister Jennie,, came to America. At the age of 11 she was living in Barton, Maryland and at the age of 20 in that same town,, she married William Thomas Mackenzie. Maria and William had 8 children: James William, Robert Lee, Emma Elizabeth, Ernest S, Ida Mae, Mary Blanche, George Henry and Alice. Maria became widowed in 1918, losing her husband of 29 years. Maria died at the young age of 53 in 1922, of Chronic Endocarditis.