THERON ADDISON LAWTON - Born the son of farming parents and with only the advantages of a common school education,
Theron Addison Lawton is deserving of credit for the success he achieved during his lifetime. For many years he
was engaged in business as a merchant, dealing in hay, grain and fertilizer, in Union, New York, and he left in
addition to a financial competence, the heritage of an honored name and a worthy career.
Mr. Lawton was born December 2, 1868, son of Theodore and Elizabeth (Pollard) Lawton, and he was educated in the
district schools of Union, New York. Ambitious from his early boyhood, he was young in years when he established
himself in the business which he followed so successfully, and through his business acumen and thriftiness he had
the satisfaction of seeing it grow from modest proportions to one of the largest of its kind in Union township.
In other matters outside of his own personal interests, Mr. Lawton was also very active; he was identified with
the Farmers' National Bank, and was a staunch adherent to the principles of the Republican party. In all matters
pertaining to the welfare of the Town of Union, Mr. Lawton could always be depended upon to give his loyal support.
He attended the Methodist Episcopal church of Union, and in the charitable works of this institution he took much
interest and often served on the committees of the church.
Theron Addison Lawton married, April 13, 1893, in Binghamton, New York, Sarah Crawford, born in Union, May 8, 1872,
daughter of John and Elizabeth (LeBaron) Crawford, and their children were: Clair, born February 26, 1894; Clarke
Merle, born in October 9, 1895; served in the World War one year overseas; Carolyn Elizabeth, born May 4, 1897;
Sarah Irene, born June 29, 1899; John Leland, born October 22, 1901; Mary Adelia, born November 20, 1904; Gerald
LeBaron, born May 13, 1912. Of these children, two are married: Carolyn Elizabeth is the wife of William Cooksley,
and the mother of Janet and Jean; and Sarah Irene, is the wife of Gus Warren Lampe, they have one son, Frank Addison,
born February 22, 1923.
Binghamton and Broome County
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924
Broome County, NY
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