Lawrence Schmitz (1906 - 1959)

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Carol Jan (Beavis) Johnson

Carol Jan (Beavis) Johnson

Mathias & Emma (Schmitz) Barthel, 1925

Mathias & Emma (Schmitz) Barthel, 1925

Leo and Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, Wedding

Leo and Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, Wedding

Arthur Schmitz & Maxine Hayes, OH

Arthur Schmitz & Maxine Hayes, OH

Edwin M. Watson, Dorothy White and Court

Edwin M. Watson, Dorothy White and Court

Peter and Emma (Roloff) Schmitz, 1903

Peter and Emma (Roloff) Schmitz, 1903

John and Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers, 1893

John and Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers, 1893

Henry and Magdalena (Robeck) Schmitz, 1904

Henry and Magdalena (Robeck) Schmitz, 1904

Roman and Mabel (Schmitz) Dehmer, Minnesota 1935

Roman and Mabel (Schmitz) Dehmer, Minnesota 1935

Mathias, Mathilda, & Margaretha (Senz) Schmitz, 1872 MN

Mathias, Mathilda, & Margaretha (Senz) Schmitz, 1872 MN

Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers

Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers

Gerald and Agnes (Schmitz) Lenz, 1932

Gerald and Agnes (Schmitz) Lenz, 1932

Emma (Roloff) Schmitz

Emma (Roloff) Schmitz

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Leo & Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, 1924 Carol Jan (Beavis) Johnson Mathias & Emma (Schmitz) Barthel, 1925 Leo and Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, Wedding

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1906 - In the year that Lawrence Schmitz was born, abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

1911 - When he was merely 5 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

1918 - By the time he was just 12 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1933 - When he was 27 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1959 - In the year of Lawrence Schmitz's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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Lawrence Schmitz passed away in May 1959 at 52 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on November 27, 1906. We are unaware of information about Lawrence's family or relationships.

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