ZINC – LAWRENCE, Hantsport, Nova Scotia
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N 45° 03.664 W 064° 10.776
20T E 407128 N 4990411
Quick Description: One of two zinc headstones in Riverbank Cemetery, Hantsport, Nova Scotia. This one is dedicated to Captain Henry Watson LAWRENCE.
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/6/2011 9:17:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMCR9R
A zinc spire mounted on three zinc plinths. The lower plinth is almost completely covered and has vertical grooves, the middle is smooth sided as is the upper plinth which has the family name LAWRENCE on one side. The lower section of the spire has removable plaques with ribbons and flower garlands above. Two plaques are removed. The middle area of spire has symbols on three sides and the upper section is draped with curtains on each side. The spire is topped with a pyramid. The headstone is about 5 feet high.
Symbol – Masonic Symbol
Text on plaque broken out of headstone:
CAPT. HENRY W.
NOVEMBER 23, 1885;
AGED 35 YEARS.
“THE MORNING COMETH”
Symbols – Broken Chain Ring and Lady with an Anchor
Symbols – Anchor with Chain and Lady Embracing a Cross
Henry Watson LAWRENCE was born in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. He married Clara CHURCHILL (b. 6 Apr 1858, d 1935). They had 4 children:
1. Susie Churchill – b. 5 Feb 1879, d 29 Jun 1881
2. Ethel Joy – b. 15 Mar 1881, d.1960
3. Norah – b. 30 Apr 1883/4, d. 25 Sep 1971. Married Albert Armstrong, inspector of fruit, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Armstrong of Falmouth, and to their union two children have been born Laurence Churchill and Harry Bertram.
4. Harry Churchill – b. 14 Apr 1885, d. 1940. Married Gladys Constance Chisholm.
The shared headstone for Harry Churchill LAWRENCE and his sister Ethel Joy (LAWRENCE) DENSMORE is located beside their father’s headstone. The headstone of Susie Churchill LAWRENCE is also located next to her father’s headstone.
Henry Watson LAWRENCE is the son of Francis “Frank” (b. 31 Mar 1822 – d. 18 Mar 1847) and Mary Ann (BARRON) LAWRENCE of Hantsport. He is the grandson of Henry (b. 13 Jan 1871) and Elizbeth (PITTS) LAWRENCE. He is the great-grandson of Henry LAWRENCE, Sr., born about 1752 in Malden, England, learned the bricklayer's trade in his native land, but, becoming discontented with life there, ran away before he had completed his apprenticeship, which was to have been seven years in duration. He joined the British navy, and when his ship reached Halifax, he was given his discharge papers in 1772. There he decided to remain, and he soon began working at his trade, and there he married Judith Watson (b.1763, d. 1833), of Tracadie in 1780. He built Fort Lawrence near Amherst, the fort being named in his honor. He spent the latter years of his life at Upper Falmouth, near Windsor. His family consisted of the following children: Henry, Francis G, James, John, Robert, Margaret Elizabeth, Lydia, Mary and Sarah. (Credit to Margaret Tuttle's Genealogy Research Web Page on the Lawrence family for pedigree information)
CLARA (CHURCHILL) PULLEN wife of Henry Watson LAWRENCE:
The town of Falmouth, Nova Scotia, has never known a more estimable lady than Clara Churchill PULLEN, whose friends were ever legion and who from childhood sought to be of service to others. She was born at Hantsport, Nova Scotia, April 6, 1858, a daughter of George Washington CHURCHILL and Susanna (DAVISON) CHURCHILL, a highly respected old family of Hantsport. She grew to womanhood in her native community and received her education in the Hantsport high school and then attended Ladies College at Sackville, New Brunswick, and became highly educated. On November 23, 1876, she was united in marriage to Capt. Henry Watson LAWRENCE, a son of Frank and Mary Ann LAWRENCE of Hantsport. (Note: one source indicates Frank and Mary had a son Henry b. 28 Oct 1811 so Henry Watson may be their grandson since he was born about 1850) He was a successful captain and sailed in ships owned by Ezra CHURCHILL & Sons, the famous Hantsport firm, for many years, being one of their most trusted employees. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. His death occurred at Dansville, New York, in 1885. His wife joined the Baptist church when young in years, continuing an active and faithful member of the same. Clara CHURCHILL remarried, October 6, 1888, to James Henry PULLEN, son of James C. and Mary Ann Pullen of Barnard, Maine.
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