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Clifford Benjamin LAWHORN, Sr.

Clifford Benjamin LAWHORN, Sr.

Male 1917 - 1995  (77 years)

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  • Name Clifford Benjamin LAWHORN 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Nickname Ben 
    Born 31 Aug 1917  , Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Certificate for LAWHORN, Clifford Benjamin
    Birth Certificate for LAWHORN, Clifford Benjamin
    Gender Male 
    1920 U.S. Census 1 Jan 1920  , Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 2y 
    • He was recorded as the son of James L. Lawhorn and was 2 years old at the time of this census. Illinois was his reported birthplace.
    1920 U.S. census, Illinois, McLean County, Anchor [LAWHORN, James L] Pg1
    1920 U.S. census, Illinois, McLean County, Anchor [LAWHORN, James L] Pg1
    1930 U.S. Census 1 Apr 1930  , Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 12y 
    • He was recorded as the son of James Lawhorn, and was 12 years old at the time of this census. Illinois was his reported birthplace.
    1930 U.S. census, Illinois, Randolph County, Coulterville [LAWHORN, James L]
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    Obituary
    • Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - May 11, 1995

      Deceased Name: BEN LAWHORN

      WALNUT -- Ben C. Lawhorn, 77, of 512 Ross St. died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 1995, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Born Sept. 1, 1917, in Anchor to James Levi and Rosetta Coats Lawhorn, he married Loraine L. Decker on Feb. 16, 1938, in St. Louis. She died Feb. 8, 1986. He also was preceded in death by one son, Wilbur L. Lawhorn.

      Surviving are one son, Ben C.J. of Poplar Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Betty) Bunger of Kirkland; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Lawhorn of DeKalb; one sister, Freida Tubbs of Tucson, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

      He was a farmer in the DeKalb area until 1960. He worked for Amoco Oil Co. for about 20 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, Walnut Senior Citizens, Illinois Sheriff's Association and Walnut Chamber of Commerce.

      He was a member of Mayfield Congregational Church in Sycamore, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Nancy Foellmer will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Burial will be in Mayfield Congregational Cemetery in Sycamore.

      Memorials may be made to Walnut Rescue Unit or his church.

      Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) Date: May 11, 1995 Edition: ALL Page: D6 Record Number: 0000161130 Copyright (c) 1995 The Peoria Journal Star, Inc.
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    Died 9 May 1995  , Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Buried 12 May 1995  Mayfield Congregational Cemetery, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gravestone for LAWHORN, Ben & Loraine (Decker)
    Gravestone for LAWHORN, Ben & Loraine (Decker)
    Transcription:
    BEN C.
    1917 -- 1995
    LORAINE L.
    1915 -- 1986

    MARRIED | FEB 16, 1938
    LAWHORN
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 2 July 2005
    Person ID I3735  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Lawhorn Branch
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2018 

    Father James Levi LAWHORN, Sr.,   b. 4 Jun 1887, , Ashley, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1955, Marshall Browning Hospital, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Martha Rosetta COATES,   b. 7 Mar 1888, , Ashley, Washington County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1939, , Winkle, Perry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1908  , Casner, Jefferson Country, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Photos
    Family of LAWHORN, James Levi, Sr. (standing), Rosetta (Coates) Lawhorn (sitting) Mary Elizabeth (on Rosetta's lap) with Denton Lawhorn (baby)
    Family of LAWHORN, James Levi, Sr. (standing), Rosetta (Coates) Lawhorn (sitting) Mary Elizabeth (on Rosetta's lap) with Denton Lawhorn (baby)
    Family ID F1395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Loraine Lydia DECKER,   b. 15 Dec 1915,   d. 8 Feb 1986, , Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1938  St. Paul Methodist Church, St. Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Charles James LAWHORN, Jr.
    +2. Wilbur Lee LAWHORN,   b. 26 May 1941,   d. 11 Dec 1992  (Age 51 years)
    +3. Betty Louise LAWHORN
    Family ID F1408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Aug 1917 - , Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 U.S. Census - Age: 2y - 1 Jan 1920 - , Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 U.S. Census - Age: 12y - 1 Apr 1930 - , Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1995 - , Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 May 1995 - Mayfield Congregational Cemetery, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos LAWHORN Reunion, Summer of 1978 in DeKalb, Illinois
    Taken in 1978 in DeKalb, Illinois (A living individual is linked to this item - Requires login to see details.)
    LAWHORN Reunion, Summer 1986 at Betty Bunger's house in Kirkland, Illinois. [L-R] Ben Lawhorn, Windel Kult, Joe Piotrowski, Joe McDonald, Ben Lawhorn Jr., Roger Kult, James Lawhorn Jr. Sitting in front: Virgil Lawhorn and Wilbur Lawhorn.
    [L-R] back: Ben Lawhorn Sr., Windel Kult, Joe Piotrowski, Joe McDonald, Ben Lawhorn Jr., Roger Kult, and Jim Lawhorn, Jr.
    front: Virgil Lawhorn and Wilbur Lawhorn (A living individual is linked to this item - Requires login to see details.)
    Lawhorns June 1941Bill,Jim,Amos,Virgil,Avery,Jim Jr,Frieda,Mary
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    LAWHORN, Benjamin Clifford, Sr.
    LAWHORN, Benjamin Clifford, Sr.
    Luney One-room School, 1927-8
    Luney One-room School, 1927-8
    Source: Historical Society of Washington County (Ill.), Washington County, Illinois 1979 History, (Nashville, Ill. : Historical Society of Washington County, 1980), p. 249.
    LAWHORN, Mary KULT & Ben Sr. (Sister & Brother)
    LAWHORN, Mary KULT & Ben Sr. (Sister & Brother)
    Virgil & Ben LAWHORN (Brothers)
    Virgil & Ben LAWHORN (Brothers)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1079] McLean County, Illinois, birth certificate no. 373 (stamped), registered no. 15 (penned), Clifford Benjamin Lawhorn (1917); County Clerk's Office, Bloomington (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S527] Mayfield Congregational Cemetery (Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois; LAT/LON N42.044°, W-88.766°; located north of Sycamore and south of Kingston, Illinois; from Rt. 72 in Kingston, take 5Points Rd. south for approx. 3.8 miles, then turn right onto Aldrich Rd. (west) and go approx. .5 mile; the cemetery is on the corner of Church and Aldrich Roads), Ben C. and Loraine L. Lawhorn joint marker; personally read and photographed, 25 April 2005 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S295] Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 May 2011), entry for Benjamin C. Lawhorn, 1995, SS no. 326-22-0444 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S729] 1920 U.S. census, McLean County, Illinois, population schedule, Anchor Township, p. 95 (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 84, sheets 4-B and 5-A, dwelling 83, family 83, James L. Lawhorn household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T625, roll 386 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S168] 1930 U.S. census, Randolph County, Illinois, population schedule, Coulterville Precinct, enumeration district (ED) 79-15, sheet 2-B, dwelling 44, family 45, James L. Lawhorn household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T626, roll 551 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S50] "Ben Lawhorn," obituary, The Peoria Journal Star, 11 May 1995, sect. D, p. 6; subscription database, ObitsArchive.com, , (http://www.obitsarchive.com : accessed 14 April 2005), entry for "Ben Lawhorn"; citing original publication in Peoria Journal Star, Peoria IL, 11 May 1995; Record Number 0000161130.

    7. [S527] Mayfield Congregational Cemetery (Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois; LAT/LON N42.044°, W-88.766°; located north of Sycamore and south of Kingston, Illinois; from Rt. 72 in Kingston, take 5Points Rd. south for approx. 3.8 miles, then turn right onto Aldrich Rd. (west) and go approx. .5 mile; the cemetery is on the corner of Church and Aldrich Roads), Ben C. and Loraine L. Lawhorn joint marker; personally read and photographed, 25 April 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S655] Personal knowledge of the author, Kathy Kult, kk @ kks-fam.net, Kathy, the grand-niece of Ben Lawhorn, personally attended Ben's visitation service on 11 May 1995. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1260] "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KFK1-2CG : Accessed 18 Feb 2018 - Present), James L. Lawhorn and Martha R. Coats, 02 Apr 1908 (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S144] Pam Lawhorn, Illinois, to Betty Bunger, e-mail, 12 Sep 2002, privately held by Bunger, Kirkland, Illinois (Reliability: 1).

    11. [S803] Frieda (Lawhorn) Tubbs, Tucson, Arizona (), to Kathy Kult, e-mail, 18 Jun 2008, "[no subject]"; privately held by Kult, Island Lake, Illinois (Reliability: 2).