Florence Lawson (1914 - 2010)

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Pullman, Whitman County, Washington

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Sweetie (Lawson)  Curbow

Sweetie (Lawson) Curbow

Samantha Nicole Lawson

Samantha Nicole Lawson

Rosalind Lawson Hale

Rosalind Lawson Hale

Gary J. Hale

Gary J. Hale

John Lawson

John Lawson

Beverly Sue Snyder

Beverly Sue Snyder

Freda Lawson

Freda Lawson

James Coffee and Shaylor Lawson

James Coffee and Shaylor Lawson

Sonny Lawson & Josh Lunsford

Sonny Lawson & Josh Lunsford

Edna Earl Lawson

Edna Earl Lawson

Edna Earl Lawson family

Edna Earl Lawson family

Arley Lawson

Arley Lawson

Lindley Spencer Lawson

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Isiah Melton & Tricia Measels Lawson, FL Sweetie (Lawson)  Curbow Samantha Nicole Lawson Rosalind Lawson Hale

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1914 - In the year that Florence Lawson was born, in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

1935 - Florence was 21 years old when on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1941 - At the age of 27 years old, Florence was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

1942 - By the time she was 28 years old, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

1996 - She was 82 years old when on July 5th, the first cloned mammal - "Dolly the Sheep" - was born in Scotland. She had three mothers. Dolly lived to be 6 years old and produced 6 lambs. Since, other sheep have been cloned as well as horses, pigs, deer, and bulls.

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Florence Lawson died on March 23, 2010 at 95 years old. No cause of death has been entered. She was born on June 14, 1914. We have no information about Florence's immediate family. We know that Florence Lawson had been residing in Pullman, Whitman County, Washington.

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