William Sidney Lawrence (1878 - 1915)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

William Sidney Lawrence’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of William so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit William’s biography.

William Sidney Lawrence Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of William Sidney Lawrence and his immediate Lawrence family. Add to William Sidney Lawrence's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for William.

Burial / Funeral

Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 37.,
Belgium

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did William move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add William's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did William finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did William attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

Service number: 3/7690
Rank: Private
Regiment: Dorsetshire Regiment
Unit/ship/squadron: 1st Bn.

Middle name

Sidney

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add William's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add William's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was William a religious man? Add William’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of William during various points of his life.

Timeline

1878 - In the year that William Sidney Lawrence was born, in Africa, the death of the last confirmed Cape lion occurred. The Cape lion was slightly larger than other lions and had black ears, a black mane, and black hair on its belly.

1879 - When he was only 1 year old, on April 26th, the National Park - later renamed the Royal National Park - the 2nd oldest national park in the world, was formally proclaimed in New South Wales, Australia. It was the first park to have the word "national" in its name.

1883 - When he was merely 5 years old, on June 16th, children at a children's variety show in Victoria Hall began rushing the stage area and lobby for promised prizes. In the stampede, 183 children of the 1100 present - most of them 3 to 4 years old - were crushed and asphyxiated.

1897 - By the time he was 19 years old, on July 17th, the Klondike Gold Rush began when the first successful prospectors returned to Seattle after mining in the Yukon. They arrived on the ships Excelsior and Portland, bringing vast quantities of gold - over $32,000,000 in today's money - and everyone rushed to become rich in the Yukon.

1915 - In the year of William Sidney Lawrence's passing, The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

William Sidney Lawrence Family Tree

Who was William’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share William’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

William's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
William Sidney Lawrence
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from William's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of William Sidney Lawrence is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

William Sidney Lawrence died on May 2, 1915 at 37 years old. There is no known cause of death. He was buried in Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial Panel 37., Belgium. He was born around 1878. We are unaware of information about William's surviving family.

Memories

What do you remember about William Sidney Lawrence? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that William is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of William Sidney Lawrence

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM