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 Elizabeth <I>Swisher</I> Lawson

Elizabeth Swisher Lawson

Death 13 Oct 1916 (aged 61)
Burial Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA
Plot 152
Memorial ID 100091823 · View Source
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Elizabeth (Swisher) Lawson was born May 23, 1855, at Bonnette Run, Harrison County, VA (now WV). She was the daughter of Lewis Augustus Swisher (Oct. 3, 1829 - Sep. 3, 1854) and Mary Ann (Post) Swisher (Feb. 21, 1832 - Apr. 4, 1908). She traces to Peter Swisher, who emigrated from Switzerland to America.

On Nov. 24, 1875, in Harrison County, WV, Elizabeth Swisher married Albert Francis Lawson, MD (Nov. 19, 1849, Harrison County, VA, now WV - May 15, 1896, Weston, Lewis County, WV).

Together they had five children:

Mary Grace (Lawson) Baab: Apr. 3, 1878, Rockford, Lewis, WV - Jan. 27, 1960, Dade, FL

Joseph Swisher Lawson: Aug. 26, 1881, Lewis, WV - May 25, 1882, Lewis, WV

Bertie Emma (Lawson) Pomeroy: Apr. 18, 1883, Lewis, WV - Jun. 11, 1926, Weston, Lewis, WV

Aubrey Francis Lawson, MD: Mar. 5, 1887, Berlin, Lewis, WV - Jun. 16, 1948, Weston, Lewis, WV

Ruby (Lawson) Powell: Sep. 10, 1892, Hacker's Creek, Berlin, Lewis, WV - Mar. 13, 1936, Weston, Lewis, WV

Joseph Swisher Lawson, Bertie Emma (Lawson) Pomeroy, and Ruby (Lawson) Powell are buried in plot #152 with their parents.

Also buried there next to a marker "Lawson" is another relative, possibly Samuel C. Lawson.

Four gravesites are "no record" in the cemetery book. It is possible that Bertie Emma (Lawson) Pomeroy's husband, Daniel Edward Pomeroy (Oct. 14, 1878, Troy, NY - Dec. 16, 1946, Weston, Lewis, WV) is buried here, although his death certificate listed the Masonic Cemetery in Weston. It is likely that their son, William Aubrey Pomeroy (Dec. 25, 1908, Weston, Lewis, WV - Dec. 3, 1946, Oak Ridge, Anderson, TN) is buried in one of the four "no record" gravesites.

WV Vital Records is the source of Elizabeth (Swisher) Lawson's date of birth in 1855. Her gravestone is engraved 1856.

(Added by Martha Whitlock, her great granddaughter)

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  • Maintained by: Martha Whitlock
  • Originally Created by: Sharon
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100091823
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Swisher Lawson (23 May 1855–13 Oct 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100091823, citing Machpelah Cemetery, Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Martha Whitlock (contributor 47435617) .