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William Henry Clay Lawson, Sr
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Birth: May 2, 1912
Rogersville
Hawkins County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1966
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA

Clay was born to David Carter Lawson and Mary Jane Brown Lawson.He was one of nine brothers and sisters. Clay's family moved from Tennessee to Kannapolis NC when Clay was around 11 years old. Shortly after the move his mother died and about a year later his father re-married. At around age thirteen he moved to the Greensboro NC area where he was taken into the care of his oldest brother Carl Lawson. After marrying Nellie Louise Gray, he lived in the Earlanger Cotton Mill village in Lexington NC. During his stay here he and his wife worked in the mill and he took correspondence courses in radio repair. Once entering the Navy, Clay served as a Radioman during WWII. After the war he was a traveling salsmen and sold radios. Due to his intelect he earned the nickname "Professer" but was more affectionatly called "Grandpa Fessor" by his grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Carter Lawson (1880 - 1961)
  Mary Jane Brown Lawson (1886 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Nellie Louise Gray Lawson (1914 - 1975)
 
 Children:
  Nellie June Lawson Leonard (1935 - 2000)*
  Daniel Paul Lawson (1938 - 2004)*
  Martin Dale Lawson (1945 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carl Alexander Lawson (1903 - 1972)*
  John Calvin Lawson (1905 - 1927)*
  Geneva Mae Lawson Eden (1907 - 1945)*
  William Henry Clay Lawson (1912 - 1966)
  Charlie C. Lawson (1914 - 1925)*
  Hickland Lawrence Lawson (1916 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fulton United Methodist Cemetery
Advance
Davie County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: M. R. Lawson
Record added: May 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14335941
William Henry Clay Lawson, Sr
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William Henry Clay Lawson, Sr
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William Henry Clay Lawson, Sr
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Thank You for your service and sacrifice in the Navy during WW II
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 Added: Jul. 2, 2014
Thank You for your service and sacrifice in the Navy during WW II
- shari moore galvez
 Added: Jul. 2, 2014

- Betty Walser Paige
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