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David Sherman Laswell

David Sherman Laswell

Male 1869 - 1940  (70 years)

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  • Name David Sherman Laswell 
    Born 26 Oct 1869  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 10 Aug 1940  Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 13 Aug 1940  Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father David Morton Laswell,   b. 16 Apr 1837, Marrowbone Creek, Monroe, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1914, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mariah Catherine Curl,   b. 16 Jun 1837, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1912, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1864  English, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma Eva Clingman,   b. 18 Sep 1868, Winterset, Madison, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1905, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1889  Galesburg, Knox, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. (Marriage Certificates 1830-1922 Knox County IL Clerk of the Superior Court. Film # 141055 Batch # 537837) Marriage license states David Laswell's parents gave their assent to the marriage as David was 19 years old and under age. David is listed as a merchant from Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana. Emma is shown to be a resident of Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. The witnesses to the marriage were John J. Morgan and Emma's sister, Mary H. Morgan. The marriage took place at the Knox County Court House.
    Children 
     1. Jessie Leah Laswell,   b. 2 Feb 1890, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1930, Chrisman, Edgar, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. Elizabeth Catherine Laswell,   b. 30 Mar 1892, English, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1969, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Earl Wayne Laswell, Sr.,   b. 25 Jul 1894, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Murrel Laswell,   b. 8 Apr 1898, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1898, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Alma Ruth Laswell,   b. 28 Jul 1900, Marengo, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1986, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Edna Olive Laswell,   b. 11 Oct 1902, Magnolia, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1968, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     7. Infant Laswell,   b. 7 Jul 1905,   d. 7 Jul 1905  (Age 0 years)
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    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F23  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabelle L. Parse,   b. 8 Apr 1872, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1960, Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1939  Vigo, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1880 United States Federal Census Name: Sherman Laswell Age: 10 Birth Year: abt 1870 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1880: Union, Crawford, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: David Laswell Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's name: Kate Laswell Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Occupation: Works On Farm David Laswell 44 Kate Laswell 43 Sherman Laswell 10 Edward Laswell 6 Martin Laswell 3 Elzada Laswell 1

      IL Marriage Certificates. Emma Eva Clingman and David Sherman Laswell 29 Apr 1889 Galesburg, Knox Co., IL

      1900 United States Federal Census Name: D S Laswell Age: 30 Birth Date: Oct 1869 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1900: Union, Crawford, Indiana[Crawford] Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Emma E Laswell Marriage Year: 1889 Years Married: 11 Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's Birthplace: Indiana D S Laswell 30 Emma E Laswell 31 Jessie L Laswell 10 Katie Laswell 8 Wayne Laswell 6

      1910 United States Federal Census Name: Sherman Laswell Age in 1910: 40 Birth Year: 1870 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1910: Ohio, Crawford, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Widowed Father's Name: D M Laswell Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's name: Catherine Laswell Mother's Birthplace: Indiana D M Laswell 73 Catherine Laswell 72 Sherman Laswell 40 Jessie L Laswell 20 Catherine Laswell 18 Wayne Laswell 16 Ruth Laswell 9 Edna O Laswell 7

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) Name: Sherman Laswell Residence Year: 1927 Residence Place: Terre Haute; West Terre Haute; Taylorville, Indiana Occupation: Car Repr Publication Title: Terre Haute, Indiana, City Directory, 1927

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) Name: David S Laswell Residence Year: 1929 Street Address: S 13th Residence Place: Terre Haute; West Terre Haute; Taylorville, Indiana Occupation: Carp Hl Publication Title: Terre Haute, Indiana, City Directory, 1929

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) Name: David S Laswell Residence Year: 1936 Street Address: S 13th Residence Place: Terre Haute, Indiana Occupation: Lab Hl Publication Title: Terre Haute, Indiana, City Directory, 1936

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) Name: David S Laswell Residence Year: 1937 Street Address: S 13th Residence Place: Terre Haute, Indiana Occupation: Pntr Hl Publication Title: Terre Haute, Indiana, City Directory, 1937

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) Name: David S Laswell Residence Year: 1939 Street Address: S 13th Residence Place: Terre Haute, Indiana Occupation: Pntr Hl Publication Title: Terre Haute, Indiana, City Directory, 1939

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) Name: David S Laswell Gender: M (Male) Residence Year: 1940 Street Address: S 13th Residence Place: Terre Haute, Indiana Occupation: Hl Spouse: Isabelle Laswell Publication Title: Terre Haute, Indiana, City Directory, 1940

      IN Marriage Certificates. Isabelle Parse 5 Apr 1939 Vigo Co., IN

      Web: Wabash Valley, Indiana Obituaries, 1900-2010 Name: David Sherman Laswell Publication Date: 11 Aug 1940 Publication Place: Vigo, Indiana, United States of America Death Date: Abt 1940 Age: 70 Birth Date: abt 1870

      David Sherman Laswell Birth: Oct. 26, 1869 Crawford County Indiana, USA Death: Aug. 10, 1940 Terre Haute Vigo County Indiana, USA Son of David Morton Laswell and Mariah Catherine Curl. Married Emma Eva Clingman April 29, 1889 in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Children: Jesse Leah, Elizabeth Catherine, Earl Wayne, Muriel, Alma Ruth, Edna Olive, and an infant. Died in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Sect. #2, Lot 117, Grave #6; Family links: Spouse: Emma Eva Clingman Laswell (1868 - 1905)*Children: Jessie Leah Laswell Yates (1890 - 1930)*Elizabeth Catherine Laswell Cox (1892 - 1969)*Murrel Laswell (1898 - 1898)*Alma Ruth Laswell Barbee (1900 - 1986)*Infant Laswell (1905 - 1905)*Burial: Grandview Cemetery Terre Haute Vigo County Indiana, USA Created by: Hoosier Record added: Nov 14, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 12345412

      1900 Census, Union Twp., Crawford County, Indiana, shows D.S. Laswell, born in Indiana, October, 1869, age 31, living with Emma Laswell, born in Indiana, [Iowa] August, 1868, age 32; Jessie L., born in Indiana, February, 1890, age 10; Katie [Elizabeth Catherine] born March 1892, age 8; son Wayne, born in Indiana, July 1894, age 6. David's occupation is farming. Soundex # 1,243.586; Census Film # 1,240.365 ED 33, Sheet 2, line 9. Also living near them were several Seaton families, most probably relatives of David's sister, Elzada, who married Harry Seaton.

      1910 United States Federal Census Name: Sherman Laswell Age in 1910: 40 Estimated Birth Year: 1870 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: D M Laswell Father's Birth Place: Kentucky Mother's Name: Catherine Laswell Mother's Birth Place: Indiana Home in 1910: Ohio, Crawford, Indiana Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Male D M Laswell 73 Catherine Laswell 72 Sherman Laswell 40 Jessie L Laswell 20 Catherine Laswell 18 Wayne Laswell 16 Ruth Laswell 9 Edna O Laswell 7

      Marriage Record of his daughter, Alma Ruth, and Alonzo Bernett Barbee, dated July 19, 1919, Vigo County, Indiana, lists David's occupation as a car builder living at 1531 S. 13th St., Terre Haute, Indiana.

      1920 United States Federal Census Name: David S Laswell[David D Laswell] Home in 1920: Terre Haute Ward 2, Vigo, Indiana Age: 50 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870 Birthplace: Indiana Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)[Head] Father's Birth Place: Kentucky Mother's Birth Place: Indiana Marital Status: Widowed[Widow] Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes David S Laswell 50 Olive Edna Laswell 17 Alonzo Barbee 27 Ruth Barbee 19

      1920 Census, Harrison Twp., Vigo County, Terre Haute City, Indiana, shows David Laswell as head of household, 50 years old, living with daughter Edna Olive, 17, daughter, Ruth Barbee, 19, and Alphonse[Alonzo] Barbee, son-in-law, 27. David was an car builder for a car company and Alonzo a carpenter. Census Film # 1820468, ED 124, Sheet # 14 B.

      1940 United States Federal Census about David S Laswell Name: David S Laswell Age: 70 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Indiana Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana View Map Street: Malam 813 House Number: 1713 Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana Residence in 1935: Same House Sheet Number: 4B Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 98 House Owned or Rented: Owned Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 500 Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade Income: 0 Income Other Sources: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age David S Laswell 70 Isabel Laswell 66

      Certified Indiana State Certificate of Death says he was retired for 15 years before his death at St. Anthony's Hospital in Terre Haute. He obviously remarried after the death of Emma. The Sunday, August 11, 1940, Terre Haute Tribune, page 2 obituary states:

      "David Sherman Laswell, 70 years old, 1536 Second avenue, died at St. Anthony's hospital at 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening. He is survived by the widow, Isabell; three daughters, Mrs. A. W. Cox and Mrs. W. E. Schlichter, of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Lon Barbee, of Brazil, R. R.; one son, Wayne of Terre Haute; two brothers, Martin Laswell, of English, Ind., and Edward Laswell, of Terre Haute; one sister, Mrs. Harry Seaton, and 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Gillis Memory Chapel pending completion of funeral arrangements."

      The Monday, August 12, 1942, edition of the Star, page 2, states: "Funeral services for David Sherman Laswell, 70 years old, 1536 Second Avenue, who died at 7:30 o'clock Saturday evening at St. Anthony's Hospital, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Gillis Memory Chapel. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery."

      Grandview Cemetery in Terre Haute in the same plot with my grandparents

      It would be so great if Ron finds a photo of Emma Clingman and Sherman Laswell among the records. It seems that none exists--but the possibility is there. One of the Clingman brothers, Edward J. Klingman, was a roving photographer--one who went door to door taking photos, so maybe there would have been one taken.

      According to the records at Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana, the graves of Ruth and Alonzo Barbee are found in Section 2, Lot 117. The sale date was 2/24/29 for $25 and there are 8 graves in the lot. Buried in the graves are: Donald Barbee, 19d. 2/25/29, David Sherman Laswell, 70, 8/13/40, Alonzo Barbee, 62, 2/4/55, Darold Dean Barbee, 49, 3/13/80, and Alma Ruth Barbee, 85, 5/5/86.
      Alonzo Barbee has a gravestone supplied by the US gov. as he was a WWI veteran. The others have no markers.

      David Sherman Laswell Sect. #2, Lot 117, Grave #6