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Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson1

M, #14823, b. 28 January 1878, d. 17 June 1957
Last Edited: 4 Apr 2021

Parents:

Father*: Robert Davie Lawson1 b. 24 Jan 1838, d. 18 Nov 1909
Mother*: Helen Cunnison1 b. 3 Dec 1838, d. 24 Sep 1908
  • (Child) Birth*: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson was born on 28 January 1878 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1,3
  • He was the son of Robert Davie Lawson and Helen Cunnison.1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson married Elizabeth Anderson Miller, daughter of James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter, on 24 April 1903 at 14 Thomson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1903 marriages in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 74; 1903 on the Twenty-fourth day of April at 14 Thomson Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church; signed Charles R Lawson patternmaker bachelor aged 25 residing at 1165 Dumbarton Road Govan Glasgow, parents Robert Davie Lawson mason and Ellen Lawson ms Cunnison; signed Lizzie Miller dressmaker spinster aged 23 residing at 14 Thomson Street Dundee, parents James Milne Miller clerk and Margaret Ambrose Miller ms Porter; signed John Reid MA Tay Square Church Dundee signed George G Moncur witness signed Jeannie Miller witness; registered 1903 April 25th at Dundee signed T Y Miller registrar.1,4
  • Marriage*: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson married Myrtle Mahan on Thursday, 30 October 1941 at Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA, .1
  • (Deceased) Death*: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson died on 17 June 1957 at Clinton Hospital, Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, , at age 79.1
  • Burial*: He was buried on 20 June 1957 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, .1
  • Passenger List*: He was found on the passenger list of Parisian Ship Allan Shipping Line and with Elizabeth Anderson Miller and Isabella Anderson Lawson between 6 April 1912 and 20 April 1912 at Glasgow to Boston, List of manifest of alien passengers for the United States immigration officer at port of arrival; SS Parisian sailing from Glasgow 6 April 1912, arriving at Boston 20 April 1912; ref 19; Lawson, Charles, aged 34, male, married, occ pattern maker, can read & write, nationality Scotland, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Scotstoun, name of relaive or friend in country whence came wife Mrs Lawson 4 Rennetta Street Scotstoun, final destination Mass Boston, whether having a ticket to such final destination - no, passage paid by self, in possession of less than $50 - 35$, never in US before, going to join friend or relative - sister Mrs B Douglas 50 Chestnut St Ward Mass, never ..., polygamist, anachist..., in good mental & physical health, not deformed or crippled, height 5ft 10in, fair complexion, dark hair, brown eyes, no ID marks, born Scotland Dundee.5
  • (Witness) Passenger List: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson was mentioned on a passenger list with James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter, Janet Miller, James Milne Miller, Jane Miller and William Miller jute powerloom tenter on the Numidian Ship Allan Shipping Line between 12 April 1913 and 26 April 1913 at Glasgow to Boston. List of manifest of alien passengers for the United States immigration officer at port of arrival; SS Numidian sailing from Glasgow 12 April 1913, arriving at Boston 26 April 1913; ref 18; Miller, James M, aged 52, male, married, occ salesman, can read & write, nationality British, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Dundee, name of relative or friend in country whence came Bro Wm Miller, Forrest Park Road, Dundee, Scotland, final destination Mass Worcester, whether having a ticket to such final destination - no, passage paid by self, in possession of $200, previously in US for visit in 1883 to Boston, going to join friend or relative - son-in-law Mr Chas Lawson 249 Chandler St, Worcester, Mass, never in prison etc, polygamist, anachist..., in good mental & physical health, not deformed or crippled, height 5ft 8in, fair complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, no ID marks, born Scotland Dundee.6
  • (Witness) Passenger List: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson was mentioned on a passenger list with Elizabeth Anderson Miller and Robert Davie Lawson, Margaret Ambrose Lawson, Ellen Cunnison Lawson, Lena Miller Lawson, Stanley Lawson and William Miller jute powerloom tenter on the Numidian Ship Allan Shipping Line between 12 April 1913 and 26 April 1913 at Glasgow to Boston. List of manifest of alien passengers for the United States immigration officer at port of arrival; SS Numidian sailing from Glasgow 12 April 1913, arriving at Boston 26 April 1913; ref 1; Lawson, Elizabeth, aged 33, female, married, occ wife, can read & write, nationality British, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Dundee, name of relative or friend in country whence came Wm Miller, Forrest Park Road, Dundee, Scotland, final destination Mass Worcester, whether having a ticket to such final destination - no, passage paid by husband, in possession of $50, previously in US for visit in 1883, going to join friend or relative - husband Mr Chas Lawson 249 Chandler St, Worcester, Mass, [note - Father is no 18] never ..., polygamist, anachist..., in good mental & physical health, not deformed or crippled, height 5ft 3in, open complexion, black hair, gray eyes, no ID marks, born Scotland Dundee.6
  • (Witness) Passenger List: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson was mentioned on a passenger list with James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter, Janet Miller, James Milne Miller, Jane Miller and William Miller jute powerloom tenter on the Numidian Ship Allan Shipping Line from 12 April 1913 to 16 April 1913 at Glasgow to Boston, Scotland & USA, . List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for The United States Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival

    Miller, James M, age 52, male, married, occupation salesman, can read & write, British nationality, Scotch race, last permanent residence Scotland, Dundee, nearest relative in country whence came brother William Miller Forest Park Road Dundee, Final destination Mass, Town Worcester, does not have ticket to final destination, paid for by self, inpossession of $200, previously in US in 1883 as visitor to Boston, going to join friend or relative son-in-law Charles Lawson 249 Chandler of Worcester, never in prison etc, not polygamist, not anarchist, not coming by reason of offer etc, good health, not derformed or crippled, height 5'8" complexion fair, hair brown, eyes brown, no ID marks, born Scotland Dundee
    Miller, wife Margaret, age 54, female, married, occupation wife, can read & write, British nationality, Scotch race, last permanent residence Scotland, Dundee, nearest relative in country whence came brother William Miller Forest Park Road Dundee, Final destination Mass, Town Worcester, does not have ticket to final destination, paid for by self, inpossession of $200, previously in US in 1883 as visitor to Boston, going to join friend or relative son-in-law Charles Lawson 249 Chandler of Worcester, never in prison etc, not polygamist, not anarchist, not coming by reason of offer etc, good health, not derformed or crippled, height 4'11" complexion dark, hair black, eyes grey, no ID marks, born Scotland Blairgowrie.7
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Elizabeth Anderson Miller died on 29 September 1926 at Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, .1

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davie Lawson and Helen Cunnison in the 1881 census at 247 Blackness Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Charles Lawson Son Unmarried Male 3 1878 - Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland; Robert Lawson Head Married Male 43 1838 Mason Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland; Ellen Lawson Wife Married Female 42 1839 - Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.8
Blackness Road photos taken Sept 2017 by AD
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davie Lawson in the 1891 census at Blackness Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Charles R K Lawson Son - Male 13 1878 Scholar Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland; Robert T Lawson Head Married Male 53 1838 Mason Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland; Helen Lawson Wife Married Female 52 1839 - Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.9
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Elizabeth Anderson Miller in the 1911 census at 9 Henrietta Street, Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, . 2 rooms with windows, 5 persons in household; Charles Lawson, head, 33, male, married, patternmaker, trade general engineering, worker, b Forfarshire, Dundee; Lizzie Lawson, wife, 31, female, married 8 years, 4 children born, 4 surviving, b Forfarshire, Dundee; also in the household were Robert Davie Lawson, Margaret Ambrose Lawson and Lena Miller Lawson.10
Henrietta Street photos taken Sept 2017 by AD
Head of Household1920Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson and Elizabeth Anderson Miller appeared on the census of 1920 at 98 Maywood Street, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, , Name:      Charles R Lawson
Age:      42
Birth Year:      abt 1878
Birthplace:      Scotland
Home in 1920:      Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts
Street:      Maywood Street
House Number:      98
Race:      White
Gender:      Male
Immigration Year:      1912
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Marital Status:      Married
Spouse's Name:      Elizabeth H Lawson
Father's Birthplace:      Scotland
Mother's Birthplace:      Scotland
Native Tongue:      English
Able to Speak English:      Yes
Occupation:      Moterman
Industry:      Street Ry Co
Employment Field:      Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented:      Rent
Naturalization Status:      Naturalized
Able to Read:      Yes
Able to Write:      Yes

Name:      Elizabeth H Lawson
Age:      49
Birth Year:      abt 1871
Birthplace:      Scotland
Home in 1920:      Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts
Street:      Maywood Street
Race:      White
Gender:      Female
Immigration Year:      1912
Relation to Head of House:      Wife
Marital Status:      Married
Spouse's Name:      Charles R Lawson
Father's Birthplace:      Scotland
Mother's Birthplace:      Scotland
Native Tongue:      English
Able to Speak English:      Yes
Naturalization Status:      Naturalized
Able to Read:      Yes
Able to Write:      Yes.11

Family:

Elizabeth Anderson Miller b. 23 Feb 1880, d. 29 Sep 1926
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson married Elizabeth Anderson Miller, daughter of James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter, on 24 April 1903 at 14 Thomson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1903 marriages in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 74; 1903 on the Twenty-fourth day of April at 14 Thomson Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church; signed Charles R Lawson patternmaker bachelor aged 25 residing at 1165 Dumbarton Road Govan Glasgow, parents Robert Davie Lawson mason and Ellen Lawson ms Cunnison; signed Lizzie Miller dressmaker spinster aged 23 residing at 14 Thomson Street Dundee, parents James Milne Miller clerk and Margaret Ambrose Miller ms Porter; signed John Reid MA Tay Square Church Dundee signed George G Moncur witness signed Jeannie Miller witness; registered 1903 April 25th at Dundee signed T Y Miller registrar.1,4

Children:

Robert Davie Lawson+1 b. 10 Apr 1904, d. 13 Jun 1984
Margaret Ambrose Lawson+1 b. 8 Jun 1905, d. 19 Aug 1996
Ellen Cunnison Lawson+1 b. 1907, d. 30 Apr
Lena Miller Lawson+1 b. 14 Jan 1910, d. 10 Jan 1993
Stanley Lawson+1 b. 7 Sep 1912, d. 13 Jun 1957
Isobel Douglas Lawson+1 b. 24 Jul 1914, d. 17 Feb 2007
James Miller Lawson+1 b. 23 Aug 1915, d. 15 Dec 2000
Jean Mae Lawson+1 b. 29 Nov 1919, d. 9 Jan 1999
Donald Wallace Lawson+1 b. 3 Jun 1923, d. 6 Dec 1972

Notes

  • (Witness) History: Five into One –Tay Square Church. Tay Square traces its origins to the secessions of the eighteenth century. From 1743, School Wynd Secession Church flourished, but in 1832, a group of members, dissatisfied over the nomination of a new minister, disjoined to form Tay Square United Secession Church, entering their new church in 1834. Rev. Robert Wardrope, 1807-1840 was called in 1832 to be minister of School Wynd Church, but in consequence of a dispute in that congregation the call was not sustained. Those who supported him left the church, and were formed into a separate congregation —Tay Square —and they at once called Mr Wardrope, but his delicate health prevented his acceptance of the call. He died when only 33 years of age. Still in the church archives, this silhouette of Rev. Robert Wardrope was lent by its owner, Andrew Roxburgh, to be exhibited in the “Old Dundee” exhibition of 1892-93 –held in the Albert Institute (now McManus Galleries).

    The first minister, the Rev. J R McGavin, was elected in 1875 as Moderator of the United Presbyterian Synod. The second, the Rev. Dr Charles Jerdan, became Principal Clerk of the United Free Church General Assembly. Under these two ministers, Tay Square became one of the foremost congregations in the United Presbyterian Church. Mission activities centred on the West Port, Artillery Lane and Hawkhill, the last leading to the founding in 1876 of Hawkhill United Presbyterian Church, which united with Tay Square in 1903.

    Such community interests were extended onto a national scale by the Rev. John Mansie, who as Convener of the Assembly Committee on Social Problems, was largely responsible for the establishment in 1931 of the Belmont Castle Eventide Home. After the union of Tay Square and St. Paul's in 1952, the Tay Square building was reopened as St. Paul's Halls by Mrs Jarvis, wife of the Very Rev. Ernest D Jarvis and daughter of the Rev. John Reid, a former Tay Square minister.

    © Meadowside St. Paul’s 2017. All rights reserved.12
    Tay Square Church - from the book Tay Square Church, Dundee, A Centenary in Retrospect, 1832-1932 [PCC Jun 2017]

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