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William Morgan Lasbury[1]

Male 1857 - 1933  (75 years)

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  • Name William Morgan Lasbury 
    Born 15 Nov 1857  East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 13 Mar 1896  Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Broad Brook Fire Department 
    Residence Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Findagrave Link http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10706998 
    FamilySearch ID KC22-CNJ 
    FamilySearch Link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KC22-CNJ 
    Research Group Lasbury 
    Died 13 Oct 1933  Thompsonville, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Oct 1933  East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Melrose Cemetery, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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    William M Lasbury (1857 - 1933) - Find A Grave Memorial
    William M Lasbury (1857 - 1933) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Grave of William Morgan Lasbury
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    Person ID I347  Lasbury Family
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2017 

    Father George Lasbury
              b. 25 Sep 1819, Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jan 1907, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Sarah Morgan
              b. Abt 1816, Hilperton, Wiltshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Sep 1866, East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1855  East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Nellie Pamelia Davenport
              b. 12 Apr 1858, Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Sep 1926, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage Notice 24 Oct 1858 
    Alternative Date 
    Married 27 Sep 1880  Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alma Louise Lasbury
              b. 31 Dec 1883, Rockville, Tolland, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1953, Volusia, Volusia County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Howard Alonzo Lasbury
              b. 24 Dec 1885, Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Dec 1929, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1857 - East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1880 - Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Broad Brook Fire Department - 13 Mar 1896 - Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1933 - Thompsonville, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Oct 1933 - East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lasbury home in Broad Brook, Connecticut, USA
    Lasbury home in Broad Brook, Connecticut, USA
    Lasbury Homestead built circa 1843 at Old Ellington Road, Broad Brook, Connecticut was destroyed by fire on Tuesday 27th April 1943, as reported by the Hartford Courant.


    Creation of the Broad Brook Fire Department
    Creation of the Broad Brook Fire Department
    Broad Brook Fire Department History
    On the evening of March 13, 1896, a meeting of the Broad Brook Company Woolen Mill was called to order by William Lasbury, Assistant Superintendent of the plant.The purpose of the meeting was to organize a fire department. A constitution was drafted and officers elected. Officially becoming the Broad Brook Company Fire Department.

  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM MORGAN LASBURY, manufacturer
      During the recent World War there were many American business men, who though practically retired from active business duties, came again to the front at their Country's time of need, and who were important factors in many phases of the work necessary to carry on that great struggle to a successful close.

      One of these men was William Morgan Lasbury, of Broad Brook, and Enfield, Connecticut. He possessed capabilities of great value, which he used untiringly, thereby receiving well-deserved merit.

      The name of Lasbury is derived from Lasborough, a parish in County of Gloucester, England, a section long famed for its citizens. George Lasbury the father of our subject was a son of Benjamin Lasbury and Sarah Easbury. The latter lived and died in England, and after his death, his widow, Sarah, came to America, where she resided with her son, George, until her death, which occurred in the early seventies.

      George Lasbury, above mentioned, was born in England, October 25, 1819, and died in 1906 at Broad Brook, Connecticut. At an early age he left home and school to help his parents, as he was the oldest of a large family of children. He was employed in the woolen mills of Bradford, England, his native town, and by his industry worked up until he became overseer of fulling. He learned the trade of finishing. He married (first) in 1840, in England, Fannie Sylcox, and came to this country alone the following year.

      Speaking the same language, feeling the brotherhood in our Common ancestry, he became an American in the best sense of the word. His wife and son arrived in America a year and a half later, and they located at Webster, Massachusetts. Mr. Lasbury worked first in the mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, then later removed from there to Broad Brook, Connecticut, where he resided for about fifty years.

      By industry and economy he saved enough from his modest income to buy a farm in the southern part of Broad Brook. Enjoying the respect and confidence of the people of all the vicinity, he spent his last years on this place, and his memory is still honored by all who knew him.

      By his first wife, who died in 1852, there were the following children: Edward G., married ____ , Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Morgan, of New York; Emma, married Oscar Willey, of Broad Brook; Addie T., wife of Gilbert Nabel.

      Mr. Lasbury married (second) in 1854, Sarah Morgan and their children were Mattie M., resides in Redding, Massachusetts; William Morgan, the subject of our sketch; and George B. of Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs. Sarah (Morgan) Lasbury died in September, 1865.

      George Lasbury married (third) Mrs. Esther Allen., and their children are: Charles, who lives in Cleveland, Ohio; Ralph C. of further mention; James N.; and Harry L.

      The family have long been members of the Congregational church of Broad Brook. William Morgan Lasbury was born November 15, 1857, in Broad Brook, and attended the schools of that town, and the Eastman Business College of Poughkeepsie, New York. Subsequently he entered a country store as a clerk and after gaining sufficient experience, he purchased a store in Hartford, which he conducted for two years. He was then in the employ of the Belding Brothers Company, silk manufacturers, for three years as a bookkeeper. Returning to his native town, he secured a position with the Broad Brook Woolen Company and this marked the beginning of a career in the manufacturing business that has been one of marked success. He rose through various grades as his abilities increased and became paymaster, then assistant superintendent, and eventually superintendent.

      From Broad Brook, Mr. Lasbury went to the American Woolen Company of Boston, and there he was in charge of the Fitchburg Worsted and the Beoli Mills of that company, both located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He was later transferred to the Assacet Mills at Maynard, Massachusetts. At the latter place there were twenty- eight hundred employees, being the largest mill in the world.

      In 1914 Mr. Lasbury retired from the cares of business, and purchased a farm on Enfield Street, in the town of Enfield, having decided to take a complete rest. His health had suffered severely through the ardous cares of his work and for a year led a quiet, peaceful life on his farm. In 1915 he was urged to return to the American Woolen Company, and assumed charge of the Worsted Division of the eighteen mills, of thirty five thousand employees.

      Then came the outbreak of the war and the great work of preparation began. One of the most important items was the clothing of the soldiers, and second to that was the having in charge of the selecting of this material, a man of high integrity, broad experience, and with a natural love of country and honor. Such a man is Mr. Lasbury, who during the war held this responsibility, being a member of the Fabric War Committee, and performed the duties involved in a manner that has brought him material success and a position of honor.

      Mr. Lasbury is now retired, living on his beautiful farm.

      He married, September 27, 1880, Nellie P. Davenport, daughter of Henry A. and Pamelia (Landon) Davenport. Their children are: Alma Louise, born December 30, 1883 and Howard A., December 24,1885.

      The latter married Ann While, and resides in Brookline, Massachusetts; he is in the employ of the America Woolen Company of Boston.

      Mr. Lasbury is a Republican, and fraternally is a member of Oriental Lodge, No. 11, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. With his family he attends the Congregational church of Enfield.
    • (Research):NOTES FOR WILLIAM MORGAN LASBURY:

      1880 CENSUS Hartford twp, Hartford, Connecticut 361A
      Lasbury, Edward G, head, 38, merchant, Eng, Eng, Eng
      Gennett G, wife, 36, CT, CT, CT
      Frederick T, son, 3, CT
      Francis S, son, 5, CT
      William M, brother, 22, retail grocer, CT, Eng , Eng

      1900 CENSUS East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut 302B
      Davenport, Amelia, head, May 1835, 65, widow, 2 births 2 living, VT, VT, NH

      Lasbury, William, head, Nov 1857, 42, married 19 yrs, CT, Eng, Eng, superintendant at wool mill
      Nellie, wife, Apr 1858, 42, married 19 yrs, 2 births 2 living, VT, VT, VT
      Alma L, dau, Dec 1883, 16, CT
      Howard, son, Dec 1885, 14, CT

      1910 CENSUS Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts 153A Lasbury, William M, head, 52, married 29 yrs, CT, Eng, Eng, agent for wool mill
      Nellie P, wife, 52, married 29 yrs, 2 births 2 living, VT, VT, VT
      Alma A, dau, 26, CT
      Howard A, son, 24, CT

      1920 CENSUS Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut
      Lasbury, William, head, 59, married, CT, Eng, Eng
      Nellie, wife 58, CT
      Alma, dau, 34, CT

      Davenport, Elmira, mother-in-law, 81, CT

      1930 CENSUS Enfiled, Hartford, Connecticut 262B
      Lasbury, William, head, 75, widower, CT, Eng, Eng
      Alma, dau, 46, single, CT

      DEATH NOTICE
      LASBURY-In Enfield Oct 13, 1933 William Morgan Lasbury at age 75, Funeral at the house 1236 Enfield St. at 2:30 p.m.. Buriel at Melrose, East Windsor

      OBITUARY
      Hartford Courant, October 15, 1933
      WILLIAM M. LASBURY, TEXTILE LEADER, DIES
      Thompsonville, Oct. 14
      William Morgan Lasbury, 75, for ,many years an executive of the American Woolen Company, died at his home in Enfield Street Friday after a short illness, He had been retired since 1918. Born in Broad Brook Mr Lasbury began his career in the textile field at the Bolding Brothers silk mills, Rockville. Later he worked in Broad Brook mills and in 1906 went to the American Woolen Company. He resigned in 1913 but returned to the company two years later to become the head of its worsted division

  • Sources 
    1. [S24] Encyclopaedia of Biography, Photocopied extract (Reliability: 3).