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 Ida Madge <I>Esson</I> Lawrence

Ida Madge Esson Lawrence

Birth
Will County, Illinois, USA
Death 10 Dec 1961 (aged 94)
Newton County, Indiana, USA
Burial Brook, Newton County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 49443555 · View Source
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Ida was the oldest daughter of John and Emerette R. (Park) Esson. In 1870 she lived in Wilton Township of Will Co., IL. She had a younger sister, Eva, who was born in 1868 and died in September 1869 in Will Co., IL. Information on Eva is from "US Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885. The family moved to Newton Co.,IN near Brook. Ida's father was a farmer in his earlier years. John later was an officer in the Brook bank, and also was a realtor in town. Ida attended the Miller School west of Brook. She later attended high school in Kentland. She married John F. Lawrence on 12-25-1885. They had 5 children: Roy, Hazel, Ruth, Don, and Harry. Like her father, Ida was very interested in helping others in the community. She had a good sense of humor, was an excellent cook, and had a beautiful garden of flowers. John and Ida built a house in 1906 at 205 Highway St. Her parents lived in the house south of them. During the early years of the Great Depression, John and Ida lost all of their farms in Newton Co. They moved in with their daughter, Hazel. Ida and John were married for 62 years. Ida was a long time member of the Brook United Methodist Church.


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  • Maintained by: Mark Patterson
  • Originally Created by: Jackie & Ralph
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49443555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Madge Esson Lawrence (25 Jul 1867–10 Dec 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49443555, citing Riverside Cemetery, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mark Patterson (contributor 47301602) .