Submitted by: Susan Langheld
Death Notices from Newspaper in Cleveland, TN
1909-1911(from microfilm)


AGED CUMBERLAND
PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER

Rev. R. F. Lawson Responded to Call of Death Angle Saturday Afternoon

Rev. R.F. Lawson died at his home near Big Spring Saturday afternoon after a long illness. His death was due to a complication of diseases. He was 69 years old. And lived in this County the greater part of his life. He resided in the Flint Springs neighborhood 15 or 20 years, but for the past two or three years he lived in Big Spring. He was a Cumberland Presbyterian Minister and a Federal Veteran. A wife and five children , one son and four daughters survive him. The daughters are Mrs. Charles Bacon, Mrs. Poley Petite, Mrs. John Musgrove and Miss Adeline Lawson. The last named, with her brother Houston lived with their father. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. (July 13, 1909 Cleveland Journal & Banner)