Wallace Alonzo Lawton


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Wallace Alonzo Lawton was born September 26, 1858, in Forest Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died April 10, 1926, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, at age 67. Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI. He is the son of Isaac Richard Lawton of Cattaraugus Co., NY, and Melissa A. Southworth of New York.

Elizabeth Beth "Lizzie" Reed was born July 28, 1858, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died November 29, 1911, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, at age 53. Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI. She is the daughter of George W. Reed of New York and Sarah E. McCulloch of Virginia.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton and Elizabeth Beth "Lizzie" Reed were married January 1, 1880, in Forest Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton and Elizabeth Beth "Lizzie" (Reed) Lawton had five children:

  1. Burke Reed Lawton: Born November 10, 1880, in La Farge, Vernon Co., WI; Died April 4, 1965, in Boulder, Boulder Co., CO (age 84). Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder Co., CO. Married (1) June 30, 1903, in Lodi, Columbia Co., WI, to May M. Chase: Born May 12, 1879, in Dane Twp., Dane Co., WI; Died September 27, 1904, in Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI (age 25) Buried in Lodi, Columbia Co., WI. Married (2) July 3, 1909, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD, to Olive A. Hardy: Born August 13, 1875, in Sioux Valley, Jackson Co., MN; Died October 29, 1967, in Boulder, Boulder Co., CO (age 92). Buried in Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder Co., CO. Burke was a Minister of the M. E. Church in 1920-1930.
  2. Georgia M. Lawton: Born August 1, 1883, in Twin Bluffs, Richland Co., WI; Died January 16, 1951 (age 67). Married March 4, 1902, to Harry Lyle Ghastin: Born February 21, 1882, in Wisconsin; Died April 10, 1940, at his home in Sextonville, Richland Co., WI (age 58).
  3. Leslie Isaac Lawton: Born December 31, 1885, in Minnesota; Died June 18, 1948, at a hospital in Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 62). Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI. Married April 17, 1921, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, to Sadie May Parker: Born January 3, 1895, in LaFarge, Vernon Co., WI; Died October 27, 1932, in Unknown (age 37). Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI.
  4. Alice Helen Lawton: Born August 6, 1896, in Twin Bluffs, Richland Co., WI; Died June 28, 1997, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI (age 100). Married April 12, 1917, in Sextonville, Richland Co., WI, to Homer J. Breeden: Born November 2, 1893, in Richland Center, Richland Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died February 7, 1972, at his home in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI (age 78).
  5. Dorothy Mildred Lawton: Born December 27, 1898, in Twin Bluffs, Richland Co., WI; Died August 28, 1996, in Racine, Racine Co., WI (age 97). Married May 17, 1920, in Waukegan, Lake Co., IL, to David Nelson: Born June 8, 1889, in Racine, Racine Co., WI; Died December 10, 1963, in Racine, Racine Co., WI (age 74).

Elizabeth Beth "Lizzie" (Reed) Lawton died November 29, 1911, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, at age 53.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton then married Edna Pearl Blake.

Edna Pearl Blake was born September 5, 1876, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died August 10, 1973, at a nursing home in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, at age 96. Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI. She is the daughter of Simon Simpkins Blake of Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) Co., PA, and Mary Magdalena Ambrose from near Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton and Edna Pearl Blake were married May 26, 1914, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton and Edna Pearl (Blake) Lawton had one child:

  1. Wallace Raymond Lawton: Born September 29, 1917, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI; Died June 2, 2012, at the Richland Hospital, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI (age 94). Buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. Married May 18, 1946, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, to Ruth Ida Marquardt: Born March 13, 1927, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI; Died May 20, 2015, at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, Dane Co., WI (age 88). Buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI.



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Back row: Wallace Lawton, Walden Lawton, Mae Lawton. Front row: Isaac Richard "Dick" Lawton, Melissa Lawton.


Elizabeth Beth Reed was born July 28, 1858, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton was born September 26, 1858, in Forest Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Edna Pearl Blake was born September 5, 1876, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton and Elizabeth Beth "Lizzie" Reed were married January 1, 1880.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Simon S. Blake (age 50) born in Pennsylvania of Virginia and Maryland-born parents is a farmer living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Mary M. Blake (age 44) born in Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania-born parents. Also there are their children: Sylvester F. Blake (age 23) helping on the farm; Salome C. Blake (age 14); Cora J. Blake (age 9); Dora B. Blake (age 7); and Edna P. Blake (age 3). All children were born in Wisconsin. Simon was the census enumerator for Orion Twp. this year.

The 1885 Wisconsin State Census shows Simon S. Blake is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI: 1 Males, 6 Females.

The 1885 Minnesota State Census dated May 1, 1885, shows W. A. Lawton (age 26) born in Wisconsin is living in Winona, Winona Co., MN. Also living there are the following, all born in Wisconsin: Lizzie Lawton (age 27); Burke Lawton (age 4); and Georgia Lawton (age 2).

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census shows Simon S. Blake is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI: 2 Males, 2 Females.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 25, 1900, shows Wallace A. Lawton (age 41) born September 1858 in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 20 years, Lizzie B. Lawton (age 41) born July 1858 in Wisconsin to New York and Virginia-born parents, with all five of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his five unmarried children, all born to Wisconsin-born parents: son, Burk R. Lawton (age 17) born November 1880 in Wisconsin; Georgia M. Lawton (age 16) born August 1883 in Wisconsin; son, Leslie I. Lawton (age 14) born December 1885 in Minnesota; Hellen A. Lawton (age 3) born August 1896 in Wisconsin; and Dorothy M. Lawton (age 1) born December 1898 in Wisconsin.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1900, shows Simon S. Blake (age 70) born October 1829 in Pennsylvania of Virginia-born parents is a farm owner living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 45 years, Mary M. Blake (age 64) born April 1836 in Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania-born parents. Eight of Mary's ten children are still living. Also living there is their unmarried daughter, Pearl Blake (age 23) born September 1876 in Wisconsin of Pennsylvania-born parents, who is a school teacher.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Mary M. Blake (age 69) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a widowed Landlord owning her own home free of a mortgage and living in the City of Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. Living with her is her unmarried daughter, Pearl Blake (age 28) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is a Groceries Clerk.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Wallace Lawton (age 46) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Lizzie B. Lawton (age 46) born in Wisconsin to New York and Virginia-born parents. Also living there are his three unmarried children, Three unmarried children, all born to Wisconsin-born parents: son, Leslie I. Lawton (age 19) born in Minnesota, a Farm Laborer; Alice H. Lawton (age 8) born in Wisconsin; and Dorothy M. Lawton (age 6) born in Wisconsin.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 26, 1910, shows Wallace Lawton (age 51) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is a Fruit Farm Farmer owning his own farm and living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth Lawton (Age 51) born in Wisconsin to New York and West Virginia-born parents, with all five of the children born to her still living. Three unmarried children, born to Wisconsin-born parents, are living at home: son, Leslie Lawton (age 24) born in Minnesota who is a Farm Laborer; Hellen Lawton (age 18) born in Wisconsin; and Doratha Lawton (age 11) born in Wisconsin. A hired helper is also in the household doing Housework.

Elizabeth Beth (Reed) Lawton died November 29, 1911, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, at age 53.

Wallace Alonzo Lawton and Edna Pearl Blake were married May 26, 1914, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on February 21, 1920, shows Wallace A. Lawton (age 61) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents is the Assistant Highway Commissioner owning his own home at 585 Ira Street, 1st Ward, City of Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Pearl Lawton (age 43) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents. Also at home is their son Wallace R. Lawton (age 2)  born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.

Julius Marquardt immigrated to the United States in 1924.


Julius Marquardt ship manifest.


Wallace Alonzo Lawton died April 10, 1926, in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, at age 67. Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 2, 1930, by Pearl B. Lawton, Enumerator, shows Pearl Lawton (age 53) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents is an unemployed widow, and who owns her home worth $3,000 and is living at 595 Ira Street, 1st Ward, City of Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. Living with her is her son W. Raymond Lawton (age 12) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 14, 1930, shows Julius Marquardt (age 28) born in Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1925, and with Pa Citizenship, and first married at age 22, is a Milk Cooler in a Dairy and is renting his home home for $15/month and is living at 876 12th Street, 7th Ward, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Hertha Marquardt (age 31) born in Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1926, and with Al Citizenship, and first married at age 25. Also living there are his two daughters, both born to German-born parents: Garde Marquardt (age 5) born in Germany and having emigrated in 1926, and with Al Citizenship; and Ruth Marquardt (age 3) born in Wisconsin.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1940, shows Pearl Lawton (age 63) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 8 years of School, is a widow who owns her home worth $2,200 and is living at 595 Ira, 1st Ward, City of Richland Center, Richland Co., WI. Living with her is her unmarred son, Raymond Lawton (age 22) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School, a Banking Stenographer.

Leslie Isaac Lawton died June 18, 1948, at a hospital in Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 62. Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Sunday, June 20, 1948

Leslie Lawton

RICHLAND CENTER - Leslie Lawton, 62, died Friday at a Madison hospital after an illness of 10 years. He was formerly employed at the Milwaukee depot at Richland Center. His wife, the former Sadie Mae Parker, of LaFarge, died in 1932. He is survived by two sons, Donald, St. Louis, and Wilfred, LaFarge; a daughter, Mrs. Lyle Parduhn, Gotham; three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Ghastin and Mrs. Homer Breeden, of Richland Center, and Mrs. David Nelson, Racine; a brother, the Rev. Burke Lawton, Colorado Springs, Colo., and a half brother, Raymond, Richland Center. The body was taken to the Pratt funeral home, Richland Center. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Wednesday.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Wednesday, January 17, 1951

Mrs. Harry Ghastin

RICHLAND CENTER - Mrs. Harry Ghastin, 67, Sextonville, died Tuesday at a hospital after a long illness. The former Georgia Lawton was born at Twin Bluffs, and lived there and at Winona, Minn., until her marriage Mar. 4, 1903, after which she lived in Sextonville. Her husband died in April, 1940. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A. T. Mickle, Waukesha; a son, Harold, Sextonville; a brother, Burke Lawton, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Dave Nelson, Racine, and Mrs.. Homer Breeden, Richland Center, and seven grandchildren. The body was taken to the Pratt funeral home.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Tuesday, February 8, 1972

Service Station Owner Homer Breeden Dies

RICHLAND CENTER - Homer J. Breeden, 78, died Monday (Feb. 7, 1972) at his home after a brief illness. He was a lifelong Richland Center resident where he owned and operated Breeden's Service Station. He was also employed by the Elliot Welding Shop. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Dept. and was also a master plumber. Surviving is his wife, the former Helen Lawton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Trinity United Methodist Church. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Pratt Funeral Home.


Edna Pearl (Blake) Lawton died August 10, 1973, at a nursing home in Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, at age 96. Buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Buena Vista Twp., Richland Co., WI.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Tuesday, August 14, 1973

Mrs. Pearl Lawton

RICHLAND CENTER - Mrs. Pearl Lawton, 96, died Friday in a nursing home after a long illness. The former Pearl Blake was married to Wallace Lawton in 1914. He died in 1926. She was a former member of the Richland Center School Board, and was Richland Center census taker for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). Surviving are a son, Raymond, Richland Center city clerk, Richland Center; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Helen Breeden, Richland Center; and Mrs. Dorothy Nelson, Racine; and 14 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Pratt Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.



History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin, Union Publishing Company, Springfield, IL, 1884

Isaac R Lawton was born in 1829 in Cattaraugus Co., NY, where he lived until 1845, when he moved to Waukesha Co., Wis., and remained two years, then to Jefferson county where he lived until 1850. He then went to northern Minnesota and worked in the pineries of that region about four years, then removed to Vernon county where he remained one year. He came from there to the town of Forest, and entered 200 acres of land on section 6. He now owns 160 acres. Mr. Lawton was married Sept. 25, 1855, to Malissa Southworth, who was born in 1831, in Cattaraugus Co., NY. They have three children --- Wallace A, James W and May. Wallace is now married to Lizzie Reed and they have two children. James married Sarah Saubert. Mr. Lawton was a member of the 46th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, serving as corporal of company H. He enlisted in 1865 and was discharged the same year.


History of Richland County, Miner, 1906

WALLACE A. LAWTON is a worthy representative of one of the well known pioneer families of Richland county and is now the owner of a well improved farm in Orion township. He was born on the parental homestead, near Viola, Forest township, this county, Sept. 26, 1858, and is a son of Richard and Melissa (Southworth) Lawton, both natives of the state of New York, where the former was born in 1829 and the latter May 31, 1831. Of their three children the subject of this sketch is the eldest; James Walden resides on the old homestead in Forest township; and Carrie May is the wife of Thaddeus Huffman, residing near Rock Bridge, this county. Richard Lawton was sixteen years of age at the time of accompanying his parent on their removal to Wisconsin, about 1845, and the family first settled near Waukesha, where he was reared to manhood, there remaining until about 1855, when he came to Richland county, and passed the greater portion of the first year at Kickapoo Center, after which he located on a tract of wild land north of Viola, Forest township, where he developed the farm which ever afterward continued his home, his death occurring in April, 1903. His widow still remains on the homestead and is held in the same high regard in the community as was her honored husband, who endured his full quota of the trials and vicissitudes which fall to the lot of the pioneer. Wallace A. Lawton passed his boyhood days on the farm, early beginning to aid in its work and securing his rudimentary education in the district school, after which he completed a course and was graduated in the high school at Richland Center. He supplemented this discipline by a thorough course in the Brown and Holland Business College in the city of Chicago, in 1883, becoming an expert stenographer. After leaving this institution he was employed as a stenographer about eleven years, principally in the office of the Winona Wagon Works, at Winona, Minn., and he then returned to his native county and purchased his present farm of 113 acres, in the town of Orion, the place having substantial improvements and being under effective cultivation. Mr. Lawton devotes his attention more particularly to the raising of poultry and fruit, but utilizes his land to good advantage in the propagation of the various products best suited to the soil and climate. He has achieved success through his personal efforts and is a progressive and able business man. That he commands the esteem and confidence of the community is evident from the fact that he has held various local offices of trust, having served seven terms as township clerk and eight years as treasurer of his school district, showing at all times a lively concern in all that touches the general welfare of his native county. He is a Republican in his political allegiance and both he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. On Jan. 1, 1880, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Lawton and Miss Elizabeth B. Reed, who was born and reared in this township, being a daughter of George W. and Sarah (McCulloch) Reed, honored pioneers of Orion. Mr. and Mrs. Lawton have five children: Burke R. is a student at Lawrence University, Appleton, this state; Georgia M. is the wife of Harry Ghastin and they reside on the home farm of her father, having two children,-Harold Leslie and Ruth Mildred; Leslie I., third child of Mr. and Mrs. Lawton, is attending a college at Berrien Springs, Michigan; and Alice Helen and Dorothy M. are the younger members of the attractive home circle.

JAMES W. LAWTON is known as one of the leading farmers and stock-growers of his native town of Forest and is the owner of the fine homestead farm which was the place of his nativity, his birth having occurred Aug. 27, 1860. He is a scion of one of the honored pioneer families of Richland county, being a son of Isaac R. and Melissa (Southworth) Lawton, both native of Cattaraugus county, N. Y., where the former was born in 1829 and the latter in 1831. Isaac R. Lawton came to Wisconsin in an early day, with his parents and Jennie (Green) Lawton, who first located in Waukesha county, whence they came to Richland county in the early fifties, locating in Forest township, on the farm now owned by the subject of this review. Here they passed the remainder of their lives, both having been laid to rest on the old homestead. They maternal grandparents were Edward and Huldah (Stearns) Southworth, both of whom were native of the state of New York, where the latter died, Mr. Southworth having been a resident of McHenry county, Ill., at the time of his death. Isaac R. Lawton came to Richland county in 1855, in which year his marriage was solemnized, and Mar. 10, 1856, he located on a tract of 160 acres of land, in the town of Forest, and here he continued actively engaged in agricultural pursuits during the remainder of his active career, his death occurring April 26, 1903. His wife still survives, as do three of their four children. In politics Isaac R. Lawton was a stanch Republican and he served a number of years as justice of the peace. He was affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic, and his proclivities in church matters were liberal. In 1864 he enlisted in the Forty-sixth Wisconsin volunteer infantry, with which he served about five months, when he received his honorable discharge, on account of physical disability. Seven of his brothers were likewise soldiers in the Civil War, and all of them survived the great internecine conflict, the greater number having been in service during the entire course of the war. The subject of this sketch was reared to manhood under the sturdy discipline of the homestead farm and is indebted to the public schools of the locality and period for his early educational training. He has never severed his allegiance to the vocation to which he was reared, and is now the owner of a finely improved landed estate of 200 acres, devoted to diversified agriculture and to the raising of high-grade live stock, including Holstein cattle. He also makes a specialty of raising fine poultry and is a successful apiarist. His political influences and franchise are exercised in support of the principles and policies of the Republican party, and he has been called upon to serve in various public offices of local trust and responsibility. He has been treasurer and constable of his township and represented the same on the county board of supervisors, having been chairman of the town board for one term. He is affiliated with the Lafarge Camp, No. 5168, Modern Woodmen of America, and with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He and his wife are liberal in their religious thought and are prominent in the social life of the community. In 1883 Mr. Lawton was united in marriage to Miss Sarah E. Saubert, who was born in Vernon county, this state, Nov. 13, 1864, being a daughter of Carl and Christina (Glassel) Saubert, who took up their residence in that county in 1855. Mr. Saubert became a successful farmer and continued to reside in Vernon county until his death, in 1895, at the age of eighty-three years. His widow is now eighty-two years of age. Of their seven children five are living. Mr. and Mrs. Lawton have two sons: Alva Ray, who was born May 30, 1884, completed the curriculum of the public schools and was thereafter graduated in the agricultural department of the University of Wisconsin, being now a successful farmer in his home township. June 15, 1906, he was united in marriage to Vesta Greenwood, a native of Sauk county, Wis., daughter of Robert and Evaline (Miller) Greenwood, honored pioneers of Wisconsin. Jay W., who was born Mar. 7, 1891, is a member of the class of 1907 in the high school at Lafarge.


Richland County Wisconsin, The Richland County Historical Society, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, 1986

BLAKE-AMBROSE-LAWTON

The date: July 22, 1864. Private Simon S. Blake, 34, 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, lies critically wounded outside Atlanta (Decatur, Georgia). Fortunately for this writer, "the ladies from the plantation mansion brought him food and water until he was taken from the battlefield to the field hospital". That was followed by Harvey General, Madison, and a medical discharge. He missed General Sherman's "March to the Sea".

At 17 Simon had tried to enlist for the Mexican War, but his parents would not consent. Born October 29, 1829, in Pennsylvania, he moved to Richland County in 1854. He married Mary Magdalena Ambrose (born April 30, 1836, in Pennsylvania.) on January 18, 1855, in the Town of Orion. He clerked at a store in the village, taught school at Pleasant Hill (Town of Eagle), then moved to 120 acres on Oak Ridge. Besides farming, Simon held several town offices and helped establish the church on Oak Ridge. After retirement they lived on South Church Street, Richland Center, at the site of the present Lincoln School playground. They are buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Simon having died March 5, 1904, followed by Mary on May 10, 1909. Their youngest child, Pearl, lived with them at the time of their deaths.

Pearl married Wallace A. Lawton May 26, 1914; they had a son, Wallace Raymond, born September 29,1917. (Helen Breeden will submit the Lawton side of this family's story - see No 211.)

Pearl had six sisters and three brothers. Of the latter, only Sylvester reached adulthood; he married Ida Halsey in 1881. The sisters were Ida (William) Abbey, Viola (Eddy) Mason, Estelle (married Elbion Ewing and Joseph Davis), Salome (Luzerne) Pugh, Cora (Wallace) Pratt, Belle (Charles) Lovell. Before marriage Pearl taught at rural schools, did bookkeeping and clerking in Richland Center businesses, and attended the Chicago Training School. After marriage she served on the school board and participated in church and civic activities. She died August 10, 1973, three weeks before her ninety-seventh birthday.

Raymond graduated from RCHS in 1934, was in the Civilian Conservation Corps as a company clerk in 1935, did office work 1936-1942, Signal Corps and Air Force 1942-1946. He married Ruth Ida Marquardt May 18, 1946. Her parents, Julius and Hertha (Oft) Marquardt, had moved to Milwaukee from Germany in the mid 1920's. Ruth worked for Dun & Bradstreet before her marriage. Raymond worked at Saffell's Music & Electronics (thirteen years), Martens Manufacturing (one year), and was elected city clerk in 1960. He was re-elected each even-numbered year through 1986. Ruth has been a deputy clerk for twenty years.

There are five children and six grandchildren in this family: Sandra is employed by Richland County at the Veterans Service Office and Commission on Aging. Dale is a drivers' license examiner in Madison and a U.S. Navy reserve officer; he married Jean Snorek, and their children are Patrick, Kelly, Ryan and Kimberly. Dennis is a hydrogeologist in Nebraska; he married Rebecca Miller, and their children are Amelia and Abigail. Kent is a landscaper in Richland Center. Kevin is a geophysicist in Texas; he married Mary K. Davis.

Submitted by Raymond Lawton


Thompson's Sextonville Cemetery
Buena Vista Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA
                (Updated to June 22, 2001)

                     Surnames   A-L

SURNAME   Given Name  MAIDEN-OTHER           Report: WEB-1
================================================================================  

LAWTON, E. Pearl BLAKE                  1876 1973 09-05-1876 08-10-1973
     2nd wife of Wallace Alonzo Lawton. Married in 1914. Daughter of Simon S. &
     Mary M. (Ambrose) Blake.
LAWTON, Leslie I.                       1885 1948
     Married Sadie M. Parker in 1921. Son of Wallace Alonzo & Lizzie B. (Reed)
     Lawton.
LAWTON, Lizzie B. REED                  1858 1911 07-28-1858 11-29-1911
     1st wife of Wallace Alonzo Lawton. Married January 1, 1880. Daughter of
     George & Sarah (McGulloch) Reed.
LAWTON, Sadie M. PARKER                 1895 1932
     Married Leslie I. Lawton in 1921.
LAWTON, Wallace Alonzo                  1859 1926 09-26-1859 04-10-1926
     Married Lizzie B. Reed on January 1, 1880. Married E. Pearl Blake in 1914.

REED, A.J.                              1867 1869 12-12-1867 03-09-1869
     Son of George W. & Sarah E. (McCulloch) Reed.
REED, Alice V. HACKETT                  1855 1920
     Married George Riley Reed on July 12, 1874.
REED, Almina BAILEY                     1831 1851 06-28-1831 07-18-1851
     1st wife of George W. Reed.
REED, Earl A.                           1890 1920 05-21-1890 03-02-1920
     Son of Fred D. & Kitty Nora (Gwin) Reed.
REED, Emma LASSE                        1865 1908            01-12-1908
     Married William A. Reed on April 8, 1885.
REED, Fred Dudley                       1863 1933 08-25-1863 06-02-1933
     Married Kitty Nora Gwin on March 13, 1889. Son of George W. & Sarah E.
     (McCullock) Reed.
REED, George Riley                      1851 1916
     Married Alice V. Hackett on July 12, 1874.
REED, George W.                         1825 1912 07-07-1825 12-03-1912
     Married Almina Bailey. Married Sarah E. McCulloch.
REED, Kitty Nora GWIN                   1870 1920 06-28-1870 04-07-1920
     Married Fred Dudley Reed on March 13, 1889. Daughter of David J. & Martha
     (Reagles) Gwin.
REED, Sarah E. MCCULLOCH                1827 1910 12-15-1827 12-17-1910
     2nd wife of George W. Reed.


Thompson's Lawton Cemetery
Forest Township,  Richland County, Wisconsin  USA

(Updated to  November 30, 2002)

SURNAME   Given Name  MAIDEN-OTHER           Report: WEB-1     Draft
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BACOM, Clara                            1811 1870            12-26-1870
     Wife of Oel Bacom. Aged not listed!
BALCOM, Bradley P.                      1816 1900
BALCOM, Charlotte                       1817 1905
     Wife of Bradley P. Balcom.
BUCHANAN, Lucy M.                       1847 1871 01-06-1847 03-16-1871
     Wife of Daniel M. Buchanan. Aged 24Ys 2Ms 10Ds
CULVERSON, Nancy                        1808 1872            05-03-1872
     Wife of Levi Culverson. Aged 64 years.
FAY, Edward                             1789 1871
     Co C 2nd Wis Cav - Civil War
GREEN, Mary Jane W. LAWTON              1824 1906
     Wife of Samuel W. Green. Aged illegible!
     Daughter of Isaac Lawton.
HICKOX, Cora M.                         1870 1871            12-11-1871
     Daughter of Charles W. & Julia Hickox. Aged 1 year.
HICKOX, Sarah M.                        1820
     Wife of Watson S. Hickox. Illegible!
HICKOX, Watson S.                       1814 1872 03-05-1814 02-16-1872
     Aged 57Ys 11Ms 11Ds
HICKOX, William S.                      1844 1872 06-05-1844 09-21-1872
     Cpl Co G 35th Wis Inf Regt - Civil War   Aged 28Ys 3Ms 16Ds
     Son of Watson S. & Sarah M. Hickox.
HUBBELL, Jessie                         1819 1893 10-05-1819 08-09-1893
     Husband of Mary M. Hubbell.
LAWTON, Eleanor Hope                    1912 1912 10-17-1912 10-17-1912
     Infant daughter of Alrie Ray & Vesta Bell (Greenwood) Lawton.
LAWTON, George W.                       1840 1870 06-19-1840 09-14-1870
     Pvt Co H 5th Wis Inf Regt - Civil War
     Married Mary Ellis on July 22, 1866.
LAWTON, Isaac I.                        1794 1869            08-09-1869
     Cpl - War of 1812   Aged 75 years.
     Married Jane "Jennie" Green.
LAWTON, Isaac Richard                   1829 1903 11-03-1829 04-28-1903
     Cpl Co H 46th Wis Inf Regt - Civil War
     Married Melissa A. Southworth.
     Son of Isaac I. & Jane "Jennie" (Green) Lawton.LAWTON, James Walden                    1860 1936
     Married Sarah Elizabeth Sanbent on June 7, 1883.
LAWTON, Jane "Jennie" GREEN             1800 1870 06-20-1800 05-01-1870
     Wife of Isaac I. Lawton. Aged 69Ys 10Ms 11Ds
LAWTON, Jay                                  1872            08-15-1872
     Son of George W. & Mary (Ellis) Lawton. Aged _____.
LAWTON, Mary ELLIS
     Married George W. Lawton on July 22, 1866. Illegible!
LAWTON, Melissa A. SOUTHWORTH           1831 1929 05-29-1831 12-08-1929
     Wife of Isaac Richard Lawton.
LAWTON, Sarah Elizabeth SANBENT         1864 1918 11-13-1864 05-01-1918
     Married James Walden Lawton on June 7, 1883.
LAWTON, Virginia E.                     1845 1867 12-20-1845 06-16-1867
     1st wife of Diamond A. Lawton. Aged 21Ys 5Ms 27Ds
LAWTON, William H.                      1869 1870 03-16-1869 07-21-1870
     Son of Diamond A. & 2nd wife M. Lawton. Aged 1Ys 4Ms 5Ds
PHILLIPS, Albert                             1934
     Married Lillian Brunson on March 12, 1887.
PHILLIPS, Lillian BRUNSON                    1928
     Married Albert Phillips on March 12, 1887.
TAYLOR, Alfred G.                       1863 1865 09-08-1863 07-11-1865
     Son of George & Emma Taylor. Aged 1Ys 10Ms 3Ds
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                                          Maiden Name Cross - Reference
 

MAIDEN/Other marriages    Given Name                    Burial Surname
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BRUNSON                   Lillian                        Phillips
ELLIS                     Mary                           Lawton
GREEN                     Jane "Jennie"                  Lawton
LAWTON                    Mary Jane W.                   Green
SANBENT                   Sarah Elizabeth                Lawton
SOUTHWORTH                Melissa A.                     Lawton
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Snorek, Teresa A. RICHLAND CENTER -
Teresa Agnes Snorek, age 94, of Richland Center was born to eternal life on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Linden Grove Nursing Home in New Berlin. She came into the world on June 27, 1911, in Richland County where she resided for her entire life. On Sept. 18, 1928, she married Albert George Snorek, who preceded her in death in 1982. Teresa was known as "Ma" not only to her 13 children and 85 grandchildren, but also by several of her many friends, including special long-term friends, Blanche Snyder and her daughters, Carole (Paul) Prestegard and Jean (William) Robinson, among others. Teresa provided a warm, loving home for her children, numerous grandchildren and others. She loved gardening and raising beautiful flowers and took great joy in sharing the fruits of her labor with others. She was a very generous, kind, compassionate and caring person who was well liked and respected by everyone she encountered, and she spent her whole life doing whatever she could to help others. She was nominated and awarded the distinction of being named one of Wisconsin's Top Ten Outstanding Senior Citizens of the Year in 1980, in large part as a result of her unselfish giving and doing for others. Her children recall her standard refrain when growing up "If you cannot say something good about someone, say nothing at all." Teresa was a life-long member of St. Mary's Catholic parish in Richland Center and a member of the Catholic Foresters, who honored her as Grandmother of the Year in 1981. Survivors include five sons, Clinton of Big Oaks, Calif., Martin of Dousman, Albert Jr. (Mary Lynn) of Black Earth, Raymund (Charlene) of Rio and James of Eagle; four daughters, Anne (Floyd) McCarty of Pinole, Calif., Mary (Paul) Moubry of Madison, Margaret Rose Snorek of De Pere and Jeanne (Dale) Lawton of Black Earth; 36 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa (Richard) Hoffman; three sons, Joel, Thomas and Cedric; a grandson, Philip; her parents, Frank and Elizabeth (Gorman) Schumacher; a sister, Mary Elizabeth (John) Endl; and five brothers, George, William, Francis, Joseph and Fred Schumacher. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by Father Emmanuel Famiyeh at ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Richland Center at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005. Visitation will be held at STAFFORD FUNERAL HOME in Richland Center, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning before Mass at ST. MARY'S CHURCH. The Stafford Funeral Home, Richland Center is in charge of the arrangements. May her soul, and the soul of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace!