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Annie Laura Thomas Lawrence
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1871
Sonoma County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1962
Ozona
Crockett County
Texas, USA

Annie Laura Thomas was a daughter of Robert Wallace Thomas and Laura Jane Tolar Thomas.

Her father was a minister of the Missionary Baptist Church, joining about 1882. He and his growing family travelled the country as he engaged in his ministry. As a result, several of his children were born in different states, depending on where he was ministering at.

His daughter, Annie, in this case was born in Sonoma County, California. The family returned to Texas some time later.

Annie married Joseph Sanford Lawrence on September 12, 1898 in Collin County, Texas.

At least two children are accounted for: Joseph Sanford Lawrence, Jr. and his sister Roberta Louise Lawrence ( she may possibly be buried in this same cemetery, needs verification).

Two other children may have been born to them, but not confirmed: James Russell Lawrence, b. 1902 and Laura Jean, b.1906. It is possible that they were born and died before 1910. Any clarification would be appreciated. A 1910 US census has not been found for this Lawrence family to confirm either way.

In 1939, Annie and her daughter Roberta were living at Seminary Hill, Fort Worth, Texas.

When Annie Laura Thomas Lawrence died in November 1962, she was at Ozona, in Crockett County, Texas. Why she was there isn't clear. According to her death certificate she was returned to Fort Worth, Texas for burial at the Greenwood Cemetery, now known as Greenwood Memorial Park.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Wallace Thomas (1844 - 1916)
  Laura Jane Tolar Thomas (1842 - 1879)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Sanford Lawrence (1870 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Roberta Lawrence (1904 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Solon Thomas (1866 - 1936)*
  Mary Roberta Thomas Bailes (1869 - 1906)*
  Annie Laura Thomas Lawrence (1871 - 1962)
  John Wallace Thomas (1881 - 1967)**
  Abbie Ellen Thomas Etheridge (1882 - 1956)**
  James Kemble Thomas (1884 - 1936)**
  Hattie Elizabeth Thomas Logan (1886 - 1979)**
  Laura Amanda Thomas (1887 - 1890)**
  Chester Stokes Thomas (1889 - 1962)**
  Robert Charles Thomas (1891 - 1977)**
  Samuel Thomas Thomas (1896 - 1896)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Feb 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48916817
Annie Laura <i>Thomas</i> Lawrence
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Annie Laura <i>Thomas</i> Lawrence
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Annie Laura <i>Thomas</i> Lawrence
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