Biography of Frederick E. Lawton
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lawton, Frederick E., youngest son of Welcome J. and Almira B. (Thompson) Lawton, was born in the village of Fairhaven, June 11, 1852. His father was a native of Swansea, and very early moved to Bristol, R. I., where he married. His father was a cooper, which business he followed until 1862, when he engaged in farming and continued until his death, June 10, 1895. His mother died July 27, 1892. Frederick E. received his education in the village schools and at his majority engaged in farming, which vocation he has since pursued. On June 14, 1883, he married Myra F., daughter of Henry and Harriet (Ellis) Akin of Fairhaven. Mr. Lawton is an ardent Republican, but has never aspired to political office. During his residence in this town he has been fairly enterprising, sustaining an excellent reputation as a good citizen and through his strict business habits and qualifications he has been successful in accumulating wealth and the honor and respect of all who know him.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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