Sidney B. Lawrason1

ID # 354, (1845-1917)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Sidney B. Lawrason was born in April 1845 at Dumfries Twp, Ontario.1 He married Melissa Harriet Coleman, daughter of John Coleman and Sabrina Caroline Smith, on 25 December 1865 at St. George, Ontario. (notes: Sidney Laurason, 20, S. Dumfries, S. Dumfries, s/o Purvis D. Laurison and Charlotte (Shook) , married 25 December 1865.
Melissa Coleman, 18,k S. Dumfries, Beverly, d/o John Coleman and Sobrina (Smith)).1
He died on 24 October 1917 at Lot 6 Conc 3, South Dumfries Twp, Brant County, Ontario, at age 72.1 He was buried at St. George Cemetery, South Dumfries Twp, Brant County, Ontario.1 According to biography in a Brant County Gazette, Sidney's father wasPurvis Douglas Lawrason (1814 or 1815 - Oct. 21, 1880), son of John Purvis Lawrason (1793-Feb. 4, 1865). Sydney's mother was Charlotte Temple Shork, daughter of Peter and Lydia.

John Purvis Lawrason was a son of Miller Lawrason (1768 - 1847) and Elizabeth Purvis (1770 - 1834), early settlers of St. George, Ontario. Sidney Lawrason was Miller and Elizabeth's great grandson.

Sidney, husband of Melissa, was second cousin to Sydney Lawrason, husband of Phoebe, Melissa's sister.

Sidney's death registration number is 008288-17.

The 1911 census places the family in South Dumfries at Concession 3, lot 6. By this time Melissa is dead; with Sidney is daughter Melissa, age 42 and son John, age 34.1

Last Edited=17 Jan 2009

Children of Sidney B. Lawrason and Melissa Harriet Coleman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.