Biography of Frederick W. Lawson
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lawson, Frederick W., son of Alexander and Christina G. (Rae) Lawson, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, December 11, 1870. His father was a stone cutter and in 1871 came to America, returning a year later to bring his family. They settled first in Hallowell, Me., and later removed to Westerly, R. I. In 1876 they removed to Fall River, and in 1880 Alexander Lawson established a granite and marble monumental works on Prospect street, near the Oak Grove Cemetery. At his death, in January, 1891, his son. Frederick W., succeeded to the business. He was educated in the public and high schools of Fall River, graduating from the latter in the class of 1888. After graduation he was employed in the office of the King Philip Mills for nearly three years, resigning his position at the end of that time to take charge of his father's business, which he has since conducted with success. He is a member of King Philip Lodge, F. & A. M., Fall River Chapter and Council, and a member of Co. F, Mass. Naval Brigade. At the beginning of the war with Spain he was one of the first detail to leave Fall River and served as acting boatswain's mate on the monitor Lehigh till that vessel was put out of commission and her crew discharged at the close of hostilities.

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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