James William Lawrason

ID # 123, (1825-1918)
FatherThomas Lawrason (1795-)
MotherCharity Deneen (1804-1883)
BirthJames William Lawrason was born on 10 May 1825 at Canada. 
MarriageHe married Eunice Buckberrough, daughter of George Buckberrough and Sarah Coleman, on 24 March 1847 at Gore District.

Source: MS248 reel 1, Vol. 4, page 66
Gore District Marriage Register
Marriages by John Law, Wesleyan Minister

James W. Lawrison and Eunice Buckborough, both of Beverly, on March 24, 1847, by 'Publication' (the reading of banns).
Witnesses Conrad Misener and Zachariah Smith.

Transcriptions of this record show the first witness as Conrad Misener. The handwriting for 'Conrad' is questionable, but the transcription is reasonable. There were two Conrad Miseners in Beverly, uncle and nephew, but we are on safe ground saying this was Conrad the nephew, son of Adam Misener and his first wife Mary Miller, for the newspaper clipping mentioned under notes for Eunice tell that Conrad, who attended the 60th wedding anniversary was James' best man. Conrad Misener, the uncle, was long dead by this time.

As recorded, both James and Eunice were of Beverly. Both were raised in the Troy area. There was a Methodist Church at Troy, but this was Episcopal Methodist. The closest Wesleyan Methodist church was at
St. George. It's possible that the clergyman married the couple at the bride's home, or it may be that the marriage was held in an area Wesleyan church. A record showing location for a marriage in the district or county registers is not typical.
 
DeathHe died on 23 February 1918 at Troy Village, Ontario, at age 92. 
BurialHe was buried at Troy Cemetery, Beverly Township, Wentworth County. 
NoteIn the 1871 census, see reel C9924, the family is said to consist of James 46, Eunis 42, Ellen Alfretta 17, William T. H. 3. This last child is probably Herbert.

Death reg 043407-18 Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co.
James William Lawrason died 23 Feb 1918, age 92 yrs., 9 mos., 13 dys. Born Canada. Place of death Troy Village, burial Troy. Parents Thomas Lawrason and Charity Dineen. Informant Mrs. John H. Cornell, St. George.

It's tempting to wonder James' date of death is accurate. As noted, James' date of death is reported as Feb 23; the date of the return of the informant, Mrs. John H. Cornell of St. George (daughter Sarah), also reads Feb 23; the portion of the form filled out by his physician, Dr. J. L. Gibson of Lynden, is also dated Feb 23. Considering that James' gravestone in Troy Cemetery shows his death as Feb 23, the likely scenario is that Dr. Gibson had the form in his pocket and was present when James died of gangrene of the foot and was able to fill it out at the Lawrason home. Likewise, daughter Sarah was probably also present so the legalities were dealt with quickly. 

Children of James William Lawrason and Eunice Buckberrough

Last Edited5 Aug 2016