|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1857|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 18, 1936|
Born February 7, 1857 in Skaneatles, Onandaga County, New York, Wilbur Austin Lawton was the son of Edwin F. Lawton.
By 1880, Wilbur had headed West, became a shipping clerk in a transfer implement house at Kansas City, Missouri, made a trip to Mexico and Western Texas, and then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was in charge of a large sheep ranch.
He was a post master, a bank manager and a farmer. He was also a proud independent republican, for two years he held the office of township clerk, was on the school board six years, a justice of the peace two years, and was well known for his readiness to turn aside from private affairs to serve the public welfare.
Fraternally he was affiliated with Americus Lodge No. 109, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Americus Lodge No. 28, Ancient Order of United Workmen, and with Lodge No. 286 of the Occidental Mutual at Salina, Kansas.
He married Miss Etta Little and had seven children: Marian, wife of Earl Clayton; Edwin F. who was killed in a railroad accident in 1905; Wilbur Austin, Jr. from Arkansas; Edna E., who was a teacher of domestic science in Syracuse, Kansas; Henry Brownell,; Loverna and Anna. (Anna Laura Lawton who later was Anna Corbin of Ione, CA.)
(*much of the information posted was from archived records and "A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans", written & compiled by William E. Connelley, 1918)
Etta Edna Little Lawton (1865 - 1945)
Edwin Frost Lawton (1887 - 1905)*
Anna Laura Lawton Corbin (1898 - 1950)*
Created by: J. Rubio
Record added: Aug 02, 2012
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