Lawson Wilson (1894 - 1992)

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Dora N. (Wilson) Franklin

Dora N. (Wilson) Franklin

Mervine / Wilson Family

Mervine / Wilson Family

Sarah Jane Mervine

Sarah Jane Mervine

Claire Buffton and Rosemary Gabriel

Claire Buffton and Rosemary Gabriel

Earl Wilson Column

Earl Wilson Column

William Alex Wilson

William Alex Wilson

Constance "Cissie" Wilson Relative

Constance "Cissie" Wilson Relative

Earl Wilson and Joan Crawford

Earl Wilson and Joan Crawford

Earl Wilson

Earl Wilson

Earl Wilson, Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe.

Earl Wilson, Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe.

Rosemary Wilson, Marty Allen, wife

Rosemary Wilson, Marty Allen, wife

Earl Wilson, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov

Earl Wilson, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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Earl Wilson Dora N. (Wilson) Franklin Mervine / Wilson Family Sarah Jane Mervine

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1894 - In the year that Lawson Wilson was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1909 - By the time he was just 15 years old, the U.S. penny was changed to the Abraham Lincoln design. The Lincoln penny was so popular that it soon had to be rationed and it sold on the secondary market for a quarter. Abraham Lincoln was the first historical figure to be on a U.S. coin - which was released to commemorate his 100th birthday. This penny was also the first U.S. cent to include the words "In God We Trust.".

1959 - Lawson was 65 years old when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

1989 - When he was 95 years old, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

1992 - In the year of Lawson Wilson's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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Lawson Wilson died on June 29, 1992 at 97 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Lawson. He was born on October 4, 1894. There is no information about Lawson's surviving family.

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