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Mitchener Marchant Lasbury

Mitchener Marchant Lasbury

Male 1864 - 1943  (79 years)

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  • Name Mitchener Marchant Lasbury 
    Civil Registration 1864  Newington, Lambeth, Surrey, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth registered between April and June 
    Born 21 Apr 1864  Kensington, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1865  Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From UK 
    Immigration 1865  Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    To USA 
    Travel 5 Feb 1891  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sailed aboard the Teutonic 
    Also Known As Twin Lasbury 
    Occupation Mayor / Griggsville, Illinois 
    Findagrave Link http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18996001 
    Findagrave Memorial ID 18996001 
    FamilySearch ID LH3D-1X4 
    FamilySearch Link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LH3D-1X4 
    Research Group Lasbury 
    Died 15 Nov 1943  Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary of Mitchener Marchant Lasbury
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    Obituary of Mitchener Marchant Lasbury
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    Buried Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Griggsville Cemetery
    Griggsville
    Pike, Illinois
    USA 
    Griggsville Cemetery, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA
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    Mitchener Marchant 'Twin' Lasbury (1864 - 1943) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Mitchener Marchant "Twin" Lasbury (1864 - 1943) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Grave of Mitchener Marchant Lasbury
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    Person ID I426  Lasbury Family
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2017 

    Father Thomas Lasbury, I
              b. 8 Jun 1832, Kensington, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Mar 1911, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Emma E. White
              b. 30 Apr 1828, Whetstone, London, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Dec 1909, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Civil Registration 1858  Pancras, London, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage registered between October and December 
    Married 18 May 1858  Camden, Middlesex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St. Pancras Church
    Camden, Middlesex
    UK 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Lasbury celebrated t fiftieth anniversary of their marriage last Saturday by inviting a number of their relatives and friends in to partake of a fine supper.

      An informal reception was held during the day, and many friends called to extend congratulations to this worthy couple, who have been respected residents of this place for over forty years, and are held in the highest regard by all who know them. Their marriage took place in St. George Chapel, London, fifty years ago.

      Mr. Lasbury came to America and Griggsville in 1865, landing at Quebec the day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Mrs. Lasbury and the children landed here on Christmas day the following year.

      Mr. and Mrs. Lasbury are the parents of seven children, one of whom died in England, and two since coming to this country. Of the four remaining children, three were present with them on their anniversary, Mrs. M.H. Rodway, M.M. Lasbury of this city and Mrs. C.H. McConnell of Peoria. Another son, Thos. lives in St. Louis.

      Contributed by Colin Murphy
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Minnie Pratt
              b. 26 Jan 1865, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Mar 1930, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 8 Mar 1899  Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Last Wednesday evening at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Pratt of this city occurred the marriage of their daughter Miss Minnie to Mr. M. M. Lasbury.

      The friends were assembled early in the evening and at 8 o'clock Miss Grassley of Jacksonville, Ill. took her station at the piano and played Lohengrin's wedding march for the bridal party to enter and as the ceremony was taking place the tones of the wedding march ceased and the sweet notes of "O Promise Me" were played soft and low with a harmonizing effect. At the first notes of the wedding march all conversation ceased and all eyes were turned in the direction of the sitting room from the door of which proceeded four little tots, Master Ralph Farrand and Margaret Rodway and Master Baldwin Stead and Alice Parker dressed in pink and white suits looking like four little fairies heralding the coming of the bride and groom. The little escorts led the way through the back parlor into the front parlor and stepping to one side left of the bride and groom standing beneath a lovers knot of white satin trimmed with smilax, where Rev. N.L. Burton was waiting, who in clear tones and impressive manner, conducted the ceremony, using the beautiful ring service which joined together these two lives.

      The decorations were pink and white throughout the house

      After congratulations followed music consisted of vocal and instrumental solos. Excellent refreshments were served and at a late hour guests took their departure, leaving behind numerous useful and beautiful presents that are silent demonstrations of love and esteem of relatives, friends and associates of this worthy couple.

      The bride was gowned in white taffeta silk with an overdress of white organdie and carried Bride's roses.

      Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Lasbury are well known in this county, coming of noble families and worthy in themselves they need no further comment. They will reside in West Quincy avenue where they have a neat little cottage all fitted and will be "at home" to friends after April 1st.

      Those attending from a distance were Miss Grassly, Mr. A.J. Pratt of Jacksonville, Miss Minnie Chamberlain of Pittsfield, Mr. Thomas Lasbury, Jr. of Alton.
    Children 
     1. Margaret Louise Lasbury
              b. 1908
              d. 12 Jul 1926, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCivil Registration - Birth registered between April and June - 1864 - Newington, Lambeth, Surrey, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1864 - Kensington, Middlesex, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - From UK - 1865 - Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - To USA - 1865 - Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - Sailed aboard the Teutonic - 5 Feb 1891 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Mar 1899 - Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1943 - Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Griggsville Cemetery
    Griggsville
    Pike, Illinois
    USA - - Griggsville, Pike, Illinois, USA
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  • Notes 
    • (Research):MITCHENER MARCHAND LASBURY - Citizens of Griggsville, both young and old, were shocked and saddened Monday afternoon when the news reached them of the sudden death of M. M. [Mitchener Marchand] Lasbury, known to everyone as "Twin."

      Mr. Lasbury was in his usual health when he went to work in his garden Monday afternoon. Coming into the house a little later he had just sat down to play a game of rummie with Lew Hitch, his genial companion who lives in their home, when he was stricken with a heart attack and leaning back in his chair, died instantly.

      Mr. Lasbury was born in London, England, April 21, 1864, and was one of twins, his brother dying in infancy. He came to America with his parents Thomas and Emma Wall White Lasbury, when he was three years of age.

      The family located in the Griggsville community where Mr. Lasbury had always made his home. He was married to Miss Minnie Pratt on March 8, 1899. She passed away in March 1920. One son was born to them, who died in infancy.

      They took into their home , tiny six months' old Margaret Richards, a niece. To her was given all the love and care they would have given their own. It was a sad shock to them when she died at the age of 18.

      Another little girl, Katrina Williams, now Mrs. Russell Doake of Los Angles, Calif., was taken into their home, and was a great comfort and joy to them for several years.

      Mrs. Emma McConnell, a sister of Mr. Lasbury and the only remaining member of the Lasbury family, went to live with her brother several years ago. The brother and sister and Mr. Hitch have enjoyed a comfortable life in their pleasant home on South Stanford street in Griggsville.

      For many years Mr. Lasbury had taken great pride in his ability to make things grow. His truck gardens which he operated as a business a number of years ago, were to him a source of genuine pleasure as well as profit. Even after going into business with T.M. Yates, operating the Pike Mills, his garden was his chief source of relaxation. Few citizens, if any, have been better known in their community than was M.M. Lasbury.

      His wit, his hearty laugh and friendliness made him remembered by all who knew him. His greatest pleasure was in making children happy. It was this love of little folks which stimulated his interest in the Community Christmas tree which had been an annual custom the past twenty years. He served as chairman of this organization for the past 15 years, and seeing Mr. Lasbury lead the grand march to the Christmas tree was a traditional a treat to the children as the appearance of Santa Clause himself. Only Monday morning he was greatly concerned as to what they could get for the children at Christmas with the war time shortages.

      Another organization on which he served faithfully was the Red Cross. AS president of the chapter he was always on hand when there was an opportunity for the Red Cross to serve. He was a familiar figure to the soldiers who were stationed there during the last spring's flood, providing them with stationery, etc., and arranging for special food to add variety to the regular army fare.

      Mr. Lasbury had been a member of the Masonic order for 53 years and was presented a fifty year medal by the Griggsville lodge to which he belonged, and of which he was justly proud. He was also a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star.

      Serving as a member of the Library board had been another interest and pleasure. Several times Mayor of Griggsville, he has always been identified with the best interests of the city, and was always an active worker for anything that would benefit his home town.

      Mr. Lasbury occupied a unique place in the hearts of he people in his community and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

      Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Skinner Funeral Home. As was his wish, Griggsville lodge No. 45, A.F. and A.M. was in charge of the service. A prayer was offered by the Rev. Samuel J. Buck, pastor of the Methodist Church. Interment was in the Griggsville Cemetery.