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Lawrence B. Belser
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1884
Pine Bluff
Jefferson County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1952
Alameda County
California, USA

PARENTS:
Lawrence B. BELSER was born to Lawrence H. and Ella Lucrezia nee HAEGESTY BELSER in Vaugine Township (Jefferson County), AR.

MARRIAGE:
Lawrence BELSER married Anna HOSLER in 1918.

CHILDREN OF LAWRENCE & ANNA:
1. Lucretia Elizabeth BELSER; married (1) Norman Archibald ROUNER; marriee (2) Walter Raymond SHOESMITH.

2. Esther Louvenia BELSER; married1 Paul Jasper TURNER. (Paul was killed in Spain during World War 2); married2 John Douglas Howe.

3. Erin Emelia BELSER; married ____ CARTWRIGHT. Erin Emelia Belser Cartwright was born September 19, 1914 in San Francisco. CA and died August 1986 in St. Louis, MO. Two children: Kent Cartwright and Erin Ann Cartwright

CENSUS: (1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
Lawrence was enumerated in 1900.
The 1900 Arkansas, Jefferson County, Vaugine Township federal census [Roll T623 63; Page 28A; ED 98] enumerated June 1900 shows:
Laurence Belser, 15, born Vaugine Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas
Parent's Name: Lucrezia Belser
Race: Black
Household Members:
Lucrezia Belser, 38, widowed, born December 1861 Arkansas, father born Mississippi, mother born North Carolina, 3 children born with 3 children living
Effie Belser, 19, daughter, married, born February 1881 Arkansas [no husband is listed], 0 children
Laurence Belser, son, 15, born November 1884 Arkansas
Laurena Belser, daughter, 11, born December 1888 Arkansas
NOTE: James Belser, a white man, owned slaves in mid 1800's. Lawrence's father, also named Lawrence, a white man, married Ella Lucrezia Hargesty, a black lady.

In 1910 Lwarence is listed as Leon Belser. Other information is also not correct.
The 1910 California, San Francisco Assembly District 42 Federal Census enumerated 26 April 1910 shows:
Living at 252 Hyrd Street
BELSER, Leon B., head, 25, married 8 years (sic), born New York (sic), father born 'unknown where' (sic), mother born Arkansas, tailor at tailor shop
BELSER, Annie, wife, 24, married 8 years (sic), 0 chldren born (sic), born Indiana, parents born 'unknown where' (sic)

The San Francisco, California World War 1 Draft Registration card shows:
Lawrence B. Belser, married to Annie Grace, age 33, born 3 Nov 1884; lives at 1257 - 19th Avenue, San Francisco; is a machinist for Iron Works in San Francisco; is medium height, medium built, brown eyes, black hair; no physical defects. Signed and dated: 12 Sept 1918

The 1920 Indiana, Allen County, Cedar Creek Township Federal Census enumerated 8 January 1920 shows:
HOSLER, Frank, head, 66, widowed, owns farm free of mortgage, born Indiana, parents born Ohio, farmer, general farm
BELSER, Anna, daughter, 41, born Indiana, father born Ohio, mother born Indiana
BELSER, Lawrence, son-in-law, 36, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas, machinist in machine shop
BELSER, Leucretia [sic], granddaughter, 9, born California, father born Arkansas, mother born Indiana
BELSER, Ester (sic), granddaughter, 7, born California, father born Arkansas, mother born Indiana
BELSER, Aaron (sic), grandson (sic), 5, born California, father born Arkansas, mother born Indiana

The 1930 California, San Francisco Federal Census enumerated 9 April 1930 shows:
Living at 1835 Gunerson (hard to make out) Street
BELSER, Lawrence, head, 45 (sic), married at age 26 (sic), rents house for $25 a month, born Arkansas, parents born Arkansas, tailor at tailor shop
BELSER, Anna, wife, 45, married at age 26, born Indiana, parents born Indiana
BELSER, Lucretia, daughter, 19, single, born California, father born Arkansas, mother born Indiana
BELSER, Esther, daughter, 17, born California, father born Arkansas, mother born Indiana
BELSER, Erin, daughter, 15, born California, father born Arkansas, mother born Indiana

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Grace Hosler Neufer Belser (1878 - 1952)*
 
 Children:
  Lucretia Elizabeth Belser Rouner Shoesmith (1910 - 2008)*
  Esther Louvenia Belser Howe (1912 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
 
Created by: donald knopf
Record added: Apr 09, 2010
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