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Louis Bowem Lawton
Birth: Mar. 13, 1872
Buchanan County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1949
Onondaga County
New York, USA

Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Independence, Iowa, he later moved to Auburn, New York, and it was here that he entered military service. During the years 1898-1900 a violent nationalist movement, spearheaded by the Yihe Quang, or "righteous harmony fists", terrorized China. Dubbed "Boxers" by the foreign press, they rampaged throughout the country killing both foreigners and those of their countrymen who were thought to be under foreign influence, such as converts to Christianity. An international force was consequently dispatched to China to stop the bloodbath. Lawton, then a First Lieutenant in the 9th Infantry, was among the US troops involved in the fighting. On July 13, 1900 in Tientsin, China, he successfully carried a message and guided reinforcements "across a wide, fireswept space" despite being wounded three times. He later returned to Auburn and died in nearby Skaneateles in 1949. (bio by: Nikita Barlow) 
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  Theresa K Kelsey Lawton (1872 - 1945)*
  Josephine Lawton Jacobsen (1895 - 1937)*
  Anne Marie Lawton Davis (1899 - 1986)*
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Fort Hill Cemetery
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Ridgeland, Lot 184, Grave 9
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Originally Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Jul 06, 2002
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