Biography of Albert E. Lawrence
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Albert E. Lawrence. - The Lawrence undertaking establishment of Pulaski, the most thoroughly equipped in Oswego County, is owned by Albert E. Lawrence. He is a native of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., born April 4, 1889, the son of Fred E. and Fanny G. (Griffin) Lawrence.

Fred E. Lawrence lives retired in New York City. Both he and his wife were born at Cold Spring on the Hudson. He spent 27 years in the employ of the New York Central railroad between New York City and Buffalo, and after his retirement from that work he devoted 37 years to Y. M. C. A. secretarial work. Mr. Lawrence retired in 1920. He is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence's only child is Albert E., the subject of this sketch.

Albert E. Lawrence attended the public schools of New York City and at the age of 13 years located in Watertown. After eight years he returned to New York City and entered the employ of the John Wanamaker store. In 1913 he became identified with the ministry of the Baptist Church. He served as pastor at Adams Center, Sandy Creek, and Remsen, N. Y. In June, 1923, he completed a course of study at the Syracuse School of Embalming, and in that year located at Pulaski, where he purchased the business interests of Smiley J. Hewitt, undertaker and furniture dealer. He has been in his present location since 1924.

On Feb. 1, 1908, Mr. Lawrence was united in marriage with Miss Inez M. Smith, of Watertown, the daughter of James M. and Ella L. (Wiltsie) Smith, both natives of Canada. The former resides in Watertown. The latter died in 1918. There are four children in the Lawrence family: 1. Frederic A., born Nov. 1, 1909, a graduate of the Syracuse College of Embalming, class of 1931. He is located at Schenevus, N. Y., as manager of the undertaking establishment of R. V. Tillapaugh. He married Miss Lelia May McEathron, and they have a son, Frederic Earl Lawrence. 2. Howard S., born Oct. 12, 1910, a dental student at the University of Buffalo. 3. Bella Dorothy, born April 22, 1912, a graduate of Pulaski Academy, and Watertown School of Commerce. 4. Albert E., Jr., attends Pulaski High School, class of 1932.

Mr. Lawrence is president of the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. He is a Republican in politics and is serving his fourth term as village clerk. He is affiliated with Pulaski Lodge, F. and A. M. No. 415, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and belongs to Rainbow Shore Country Club. He and his family are members of the Baptist Church, of which he is a trustee.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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