Lawrence, Robert Collins (1844-1911)

Robert Collins Lawrence was a retired school teacher, carpenter and surveyor. He lived at 1076 Denman Street from 1904 to 1911.

Robert Collins Lawrence was born in Bonavista, Newfoundland, on June 30, 1844. He became a school teacher.

On July 9, 1870, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Robert married Nora (or Norah) Hacket (sometimes spelled “Hackett”).

Robert and Nora lived in Brigus, Newfoundland.

It appears that Nora died in the 1880s, possibly in Newfoundland.

By 1891, Robert was living in Vancouver. He was working as a carpenter.

By 1895, he was a clerk, and was living on Prior Street in Vancouver.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 573

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 573

In 1901, he was living with his son, John.

From 1904 to 1911, he was retired, and he was living at 1076 Denman Street, along with his son-in-law, Charles Findlater.

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 768

Henderson’s BC Gazetteer and Directory, 1904, page 768

Robert died in Vancouver on May 27, 1911. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Robert and Nora had the following children.

 

John Lawrence

John Lawrence was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on June 9, 1871.

He worked as a fisherman and master mariner.

On October 5, 1898, in Vancouver, he married Caroline Jane (“Jennie”) Woodmason. She was born on September 28, 1868, in Brigus, Newfoundland. Her parents were Gabriel and Emma Woodmason. Gabriel Woodmason was a carpenter.

John and Jennie lived in the Lulu Island area of the Lower Mainland until the 1950s.

Caroline died in Vancouver on October 6, 1958. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

John died in Vancouver on July 6, 1959. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Christina Lawrence

Christina Lawrence was born on February 20, 1874, in Brigus, Newfoundland.

On March 20, 1901, in Vancouver, she married Charles Findlater, who was a grocer and fisherman, and later a checker for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He lived at 1076 Denman Street from 1905 to 1907; from 1909 to 1913; and from 1918 to 1934. Further information on the Findlater family appears on the page for Charles Findlater.

By 1950, Charles was retired and was living with Christina at 5025 Joyce Road in Vancouver.

Charles died in Vancouver on March 26, 1955, and he was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Christina died in Vancouver on May 19, 1963. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

 

Andrew Lawrence

Andrew Lawrence was born in Brigus, Newfoundland, on May 21, 1877.

He worked as a bookkeeper for the printing firm of G.A. Roedde Limited.

He did not marry.

He died in Vancouver on June 19, 1958. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Aubrey Oakley Lawrence

Aubrey Oakley Lawrence was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on May 9, 1880.

He lived for a time in Vancouver, and in 1907 he moved to California, where he worked as a furniture salesman.

By 1917, he was married to August (“Gussie”) L. Scheifler, who was a telephone operator. She was born in California on April 10, 1886.

Aubrey and Gussie lived in San Francisco through the 1930s and early 1940s.

Gussie died in San Francisco on August 9, 1944. She was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, San Mateo County, California.

Aubrey died in San Francisco on June 6, 1953. He was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma.

 

Sources

 

Robert Collins Lawrence

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9T-R5ZF : 8 May 2015), Robert Collins Lawrence, 30 Jun 1844; citing Birth, Bonavista, Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9T-V6YZ : 8 May 2015), Robert Collins Lawrence and Nora Hackett, 09 Jul 1870; citing Marriage, St John’s, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

NL GenWeb; Avalon South Region – St. John’s District; St. Thomas Anglican Church, St, John’s; Marriages 1830 – 1893, complete: http://nl.canadagenweb.org/sj_vistat_30a.htm:

Marriage Date Place of Marriage Groom Bride Witnesses
July 9 1870 St. Johns Robert Collins LAWRENCE, bach, Brigus Nora HACKET, spinster, St Johns Christina Hackett, J.W. Withens

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKS-L87 : 13 November 2014), R C Lawrence, Vancouver City, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148093-00059.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-D4L : 13 November 2014), Charles[sic] Lawrance in household of John Lawrance, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK1-F2D : 30 September 2015), Robert Collins Lawrence, 1911.

“Death Occurred Suddenly,” Vancouver Province, May 29, 1911, page 9: “The death of Mr. R.B. [sic] Lawrence took place suddenly about midnight on Saturday night. The deceased, who was an elderly man, lived with his two sons at 1076 Denman street. He had left his residence for the purpose of taking a short walk. His body was found very shortly arter in a lane near 1019 Cardero street. Dr. J. A. Macdonald was called an declared that death was probably due from heart failure.”

Robert Lawrence, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 29, 1911, page 21: “Lawrence—The funeral of the late Robert Lawrence, aged 67, will take place from the family residence, 1076 Denman street, tomorrow afternoon.”

Robert Lawrence, funeral description, Vancouver Province, May 30, 1911, page 12: “Laurence [sic] – The funeral of the late R.C. Laurence took place this afternoon at 2:30 from the residence of his son, Mr. John Laurence, 100 Fifth avenue east. Rev. G.H. Wilson officiated.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QD1H : 13 December 2015), Robert C. Lawrence, 1911; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26291913, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26291913.

 

Nora Hacket (wife of Robert Collins Lawrence)

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9T-V6Y8 : 8 May 2015), Robert Collins Lawrence and Nora Hackett, 09 Jul 1870; citing Marriage, St John’s, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

NL GenWeb; Avalon South Region – St. John’s District; St. Thomas Anglican Church, St, John’s; Marriages 1830 – 1893, complete: http://nl.canadagenweb.org/sj_vistat_30a.htm:

Marriage Date Place of Marriage Groom Bride Witnesses
July 9 1870 St. Johns Robert Collins LAWRENCE, bach, Brigus Nora HACKET, spinster, St Johns Christina Hackett, J.W. Withens

 

John Lawrence (son of Robert Collins Lawrence)

“Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2X2-VFJ : 5 June 2015), John Lawrence, 1871; citing Birth Registration, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9Y-QDTQ : 8 May 2015), John Lawrence, 09 Jun 1871; citing Birth, Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVJ-D4V : 13 November 2014), John Lawrance, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-CPF : 2 March 2015), John Lawrence, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-CPN : 2 March 2015), Jennie Lawrence in entry for John Lawrence, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRT-SK9 : 30 September 2015), John Lawrence, 1959.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P9T5 : 13 December 2015), John Lawrence, 1959; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35289594, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35289594.

 

Caroline Jane Woodmason (wife of John Lawrence)

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9T-KS9R : 8 May 2015), Caroline Jane Woodmason, 28 Sep 1867; citing Birth, Brigus, Port de Grave, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRM-LQ4 : 30 September 2015), Caroline Jane Lawrence, 1958.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QDYX : 13 December 2015), Caroline Jane Lawrence, 1958; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26291914, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26291914.

 

Reginald Howard Lawrence (son of John Lawrence)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-09-905564; Reginald Howard Lawrence; date of birth: May 19, 1900; place pf birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/genealogy-images/004401570/004401570_02309.jpg.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-CPJ : 2 March 2015), Reginald Lawrence in entry for John Lawrence, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT8-Y2Q : 30 September 2015), Reginald Howard Lawrence, 1962.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QD1C : 13 December 2015), Reginald Howard Lawrence, 1962; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26291916, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26291916.

 

George Theodore Lawrence (son of John Lawrence)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-CPV : 2 March 2015), George J Lawrence in entry for John Lawrence, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGMQ-THG : 30 September 2015), George Teodore Lawrence,

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QDBS : 13 December 2015), George Theodore Lawrence, 1981; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26425313, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26425313.

 

John Aubrey Lawrence (probably son of John Lawrence)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV1-P32 : 30 September 2015), John Aubery Lawrence, 1905.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLV1-P3L : 30 September 2015), John Aubery Lawrence, 1905.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QDB8 : 13 December 2015), John Aubrey Lawrence, 1905; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26280228, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26280228.

 

Frederick Woodmason Lawrence (son of John Lawrence)

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27XB-CPK : 2 March 2015), Frederick W Lawrence in entry for John Lawrence, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 19-50, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,662.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL2D-1M5 : 30 September 2015), Frederick Woodmason Lawrence, 1935.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QDYG : 13 December 2015), Frederick W. Lawrence, 1935; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26291915, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26291915.

 

Christina Lawrence (daughter of Robert Collins Lawrence)

Further information appears on the page for Charles Findlater.

“Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2X2-5WY : 5 June 2015), Christina Lawrence, 1874; citing Birth Registration, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9Y-QXDV : 8 May 2015), Christina Lawrence, 20 Feb 1874; citing Birth, Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9T-KNJV : 8 May 2015), Christina Lawrence, 1874; citing Birth, Brigus, Port de Grave, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

 

Andrew Lawrence (son of Robert Collins Lawrence)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRM-HY3 : 30 September 2015), Andrew Lawrence, 1958.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QDYZ : 13 December 2015), Andrew Lawrence, 1958; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26251637, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26251637.

 

Aubrey Oakley Lawrence (son of Robert Collins Lawrence)

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9T-VYST : 8 May 2015), Aubrey Oakley Lawrence, 1880; citing Birth, Brigus, Port de Grave, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2X2-BMZ : 27 November 2014), Aubrey Oakley Lawrence, ; citing , , reference 1031; FHL microfilm 2,133,025.

“Newfoundland Vital Records, 1840-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-8PGW : 5 June 2015), Aubrey Oakley Lawrence, 1880; citing Birth Registration, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“Newfoundland Vital Statistics, 1753-1893,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9Y-QTV2 : 8 May 2015), Aubrey Oakley Lawrence, 09 May 1880; citing Birth, Brigis, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John’s.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVGM-F6H : 29 October 2015), Aubree Lawrens in household of Henry Wrage, San Francisco Assembly District 31, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 24, sheet 3A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,109.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZK3-96J : 12 December 2014), Aubrey Oakley Lawrence, 1917-1918; citing San Francisco City no 12, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,544,262.

“California, Northern U.S. District Court Naturalization Index, 1852-1989”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8ZS-DBR : 25 April 2016), Aubrey Oakley Lawrence, 1918.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWG-5CK : 14 December 2015), Augustas [sic] Laurence, San Francisco Assembly District 23, San Francisco, California, United States; citing sheet 12A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,135. [note: names for husband and wife are reversed in the census record]

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC65-SFH : 8 December 2015), Aubrey Lawrence, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K98N-HC3 : 17 May 2014), Aburney Lawrence, Assembly District 21, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-102, sheet 11B, family 278, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 302.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V48K-V3V : 8 April 2016), Audrey Oakley Lawrence, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPKH-WWJ : 26 November 2014), Aubrey O Lawrence, 06 Jun 1953; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLW-XPMC : 13 December 2015), Aubrey Lawrence, 1953; Burial, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States of America, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 87718909, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87718909

 

Augusta L. Scheifler (wife of Aubrey Oakley Lawrence)

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVG7-LSL : 29 October 2015), Gussie Scheifler in household of William H Sullivan, San Francisco Assembly District 35, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 120, sheet 4B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,111. (possible connectin)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWG-5C2 : 14 December 2015), Aubry [sic] Laurence in household of Augustas Laurence, San Francisco Assembly District 23, San Francisco, California, United States; citing sheet 12A,  NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,135. [note: names for husband and wife are reversed in the census record]

“United States Census, 1930”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC65-SFC : 8 December 2015), Agusta L Lawrence in entry for Aubrey Lawrence, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K98N-HCQ : 17 May 2014), Augusta Lawrence in household of Aburney Lawrence, Assembly District 21, San Francisco, San Francisco City, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-102, sheet 11B, family 278, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 302.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPF7-1JD : 26 November 2014), Augusta L Lawrence, 09 Aug 1944; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“California Death Index, 1940-1997,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPKM-JWH : 26 November 2014), Gussie L Lawrence, 09 Aug 1944; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLW-XPMZ : 13 December 2015), Augusta Lawrence, 1944; Burial, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States of America, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park; citing record ID 87718911, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87718911.