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Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - Bay State Building and Lawrence St., looking North (1916)
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Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
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Where is Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA? 

Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Lawrence was built in the 1840's as the nation's first planned industrial city. The massive mill buildings lining the Merrimack River, the striking clock and bell towers and the breath-taking Great Stone Dam are all a tribute to Lawrence's industrial heritage. about-the-city.aspx

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News  1860 - January 10 - The Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, collapses, killing 146 workers.
The collapse of Pemberton Mill has been deemed the worst industrial accident in Massachusetts history and one of the worst industrial disasters in American history. On January 10, 1860, the large factory in Lawrence collapsed without warning. An estimated 145 workers were killed and 166 injured. To ...Read MORE...

News  1868 - A lady in Lawrence, Mass., suddenly awoke in the night with the impression that her little girl was in danger.
Feeling her way in the dark to the child's crib, directed by a strong impulse, she put her finger into the little sleeper's mouth, and to her astonishment took from thence a large pin.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 1, 1868
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News  1868 - Lawrence (Mass.) factory hands have a free reading-room, and 8,000 volumes in their library.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
November 28, 1868
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News  1869 - A large six-horse wagon containing thirteen persons, returning on the night of the 30th ult. from a festival at Pelham to Lawrence, Mass., upset and severely injured five of the passengers, two it was feared fatally.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 9, 1869
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News  1870 - In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 16, 1870
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News  1870 - In 1849 Lawrence, Mass. had only 100 inhabitants. This year the census says 28,829. Lowell has about 42,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 10, 1870
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News  1878 - Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 9, 1878
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News  1888 - On the 24th John Roche and Patrick Cavanaugh, while at work on the chimney of the new Pacific mills at Lawrence, Mass., fell 120 feet with the elevator. Neither was killed but both are seriously injured.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
December 1, 1888
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Lawrence Massachusetts, 1890
LAWRENCE is one of our splendid industrial cities, which has sprung up, as if by magic, at the bidding of the mechanical, the liberal and enterprising spirit of the State. It is situated in the northwestern part of Essex County, on the Merrimack River, 26 miles from its mouth, eight miles above...Read MORE...

News  1890 - Tornado
A Number of Lives Lost, Many Persons Killed and Injured and Hundreds of Houses Razed to the Ground - The Victims.

LAWRENCE, Mass., July 27. - A cyclone, equaling in destructive power those so frequently reported from Western communities visited the suburbs of South Lawrence at about fifteen...Read MORE...

News  1912 - January 11 - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
1912-01-29 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA
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Forty Lads Plunge Into River When Walk Collapses

A Narrow Wooden Walk, Leading Over Fifteen Feet of Water to Municipal Bathhouse in Merrimac River, Gave Way.

Lawrence, Mass. - Eleven boys, all lads 8 to 12 years old and the children mostly of poor working people, lost ...Read MORE...

Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex CO., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River and on several divisions of the Boston and Maine R., 26 miles N. by W. of Boston and 10 miles NE. of Lowell. It contains a city- hall, court-house, public library, theatres, hospitals, a masonic temple,...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Sophie Andrewski (March 28, 1887, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 05/09/1978, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Owen J. Cunningham (1852, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 20 August 1891, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Clayton DeNault (03/05/1921, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 10/24/1984, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

flag  James Harmon (1855, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 9 April 1900, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Charles A. Mccarthy (1847, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 2 December 1891, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Henry L. Mccollom (1856, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 9 December 1874, Ashby, Massachusetts, USA)

flag  Catherine Nauiokas (09/28/1909, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - , Derry, New Hampshire, USA)

flag  Ann Stankey (abt. 1885, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - , )

 flag  Emma Wilhelmine Theinert (28 February 1890, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA - 24 December 1972, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (North Plymouth) (White Island Shores)) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Walter A Briggs (abt. 1869 - aft. 1910) & Anna L Theinert (13 September 1874 - 12 January 1972)
married 29 February 1892

Philip DeNault (01/25/1891 - 06/22/1976) & Sophie Andrewski (March 28, 1887 - 05/09/1978)
married November 27, 1913

Cemeteries in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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