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Description: Obituary of Adelia Brewster-Lawrence

Date: January 22 1910

Newspaper published in: Placerville

Came to California by the Isthmus of Panama in 1851.

"One by one the leaves are falling, One by one we pass away."

Another one of California's pioneers has "gone that that bourne whence no traveler returns," in the person of Mrs. Adelia L. Brewster. She was born in the State of New York, Franklin County, January 3, 1835. In 1850, she married James Cullings in Greenlake, Wisconsin. Separating from Culling [sp], on July 18, 1858, she was married to John S. Lawrence, of El Dorado county, California. By her first marriage she had three children- George, Emma and Willie Cullings. The two former are yet living; the latter is long since dead. In her marriage with Mr. Lawrence she had an extended progeny- Charlie and Edward Lawrence, Ella, who became the wife of Jefferson French, but now deceased; May Cooper, wife of the late George Cooper; Eva Lawrence, who is now the wife of Dixie French; and Johnny Lawrence, long since dead. Mrs. Lawrence was the grandmother of 31 children, and the great grandmother of fifteen children. She came to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama, in January, 1851. She had lived continually in El Dorado, just across the line from Amador, for more than half a century. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence are well and favorably known in and around these parts. The white hair of worthy old Mr. Lawrence betokens that the frost of old age has settled with its weight of within a dedase and a half of a century of time. To him in the winter of despair, and to each of the loved ones that mourn in their sorrow with him. -Amador Ledger.


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