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Nash, Norman William (I55916)
Dando, John (I6922)
Burge, Thomas Richard (I53308)
4 1939 Register Macey, Hannah (I4913)

Emma Wall White Lasbury was born at Whetstone, near London, England, April 30, 1828. After a long life, characterized by sunshine, happiness, and good cheer, she passed into the Paradise of God, on Sunday, December 5, 1909, at 1:30A.M.

Miss Emma Wall White was united in marriage with Mr. Thomas Lasbury, May 18, 1858. After spending seven and one half years of their married life in England, Mr. and Mrs. Lasbury came to the United States of America, December 1865. For 44 years they made their home in Griggsville, Illinois. Mrs. Lasbury enjoyed the very best of health until July 1909, when she was stricken with the disease which never loosened grip until she had passed beyond the bounds of mortal ailments. Kind and faithful friends and her beloved physician did all within human power to alleviate her sufferings. During these trying months she was exceedingly patient and always, endeavoring to speak words of kindness to cheer the hearts of anxious friends. Mrs. Lasbury was a devoted communicant member of St. James Church, Griggsville, Ill. She found her prayer book a source of great comfort and consolation, even to the end of the journey she prized the leaves of the well worn comforter, when too weak to hold the entire book. Because of age the book was in leaves and she used the book as long as she could see.

Mrs. Lasbury was best known in her home. She quietly but truly lived her religion there. It is a thing of beauty and a joy forever to exemplify true character in the home. In this respect, Mrs. Lasbury will bear the closest scrutiny. In her death a loving couple have been separated, but it is only for a little while. The fidelity of that noble husband and wife is an example in this age that is worthy of limitation. May the strong arm of the Lord be around the living husband and may the sweet remembrance of true love comfort him. Such home life has large meaning in this world. May the Church of Christ be instrumental in building up and sending forth many persons with good strong pure lives. People of good character are held in everlasting remembrance. To such person death is but a sleep as Christ has taken away the sting of death and the power of the grave. In death the Christian simply chooses the ties to the things of this world, and opens them to nobler--and inexperencable and full of delight. The grass becomes a place of sweet rest for peacemakers in the sight of the Lord in the death of a saint. The wife, mother, grandmother and friend has passed on but, the memory of her best practical virtues live and will still live. She fell asleep in the faith of Christ and the body of the blessed resurrection.

To mourn the loss very deeply, Mrs. Lasbury leaves a beloved husband, four children, Thomas Lasbury Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. C.H. McConnell of Peoria, Ill., Mrs. M.H. Rodway, and Mrs. M.M. Lasbury of Griggsville, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, also two sisters, Mrs. Eggar and Miss White of Wimbledon, England. Dear Friends fix your hopes in the Christ she loved and trusted.

The funeral services were held in the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.H. Rodway, Griggsville, Tuesday, December 7, 1909, 2 P.M. The Rev. George E. Young, rector of St. James Church, Griggsville, Ill. read the comforting burial service of the church. The remains were interred in Griggsville cemetery to await the resurrection morn. May she rest in peace. 
White, Emma E. (I423)
6 Apprentice to James Carter Lear, Joshua (I23064)
7 Baptised privately & received Shearn, Job (I46484)
8 Iwerne Minster, Dorset Family F579
9 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. 
Family F197
10 Paralysis (12 hours) Harris, Elizabeth (I5715)
11 Privately received into the church Milsom, Phoebe Maria (I45948)
12 Ralph C. Lasbury, Jr. Collection:
The Shade Tobacco Growers Agricultural Association

Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095

© 2005 Windsor Historical Society

Full document at http://windsorhistoricalsociety.org/fa_lasbury.html

Ralph C. Lasbury, Jr. was born September 4, 1906, in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, Connecticut. He was the second child of Ralph C. Lasbury and Eloise Thrall. Lasbury Senior was one of Connecticut's important broadleaf tobacco growers. At one point, he had 500 acres of broadleaf growing.

As a young boy, Ralph C. Lasbury, Jr. worked tobacco every summer. After high school, he went to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He then worked for his father at the South Windsor Tobacco Company.

In the early 1930's, Mr. Lasbury worked for Henry Trumbull in Plainville, Connecticut. He developed a type of humus for tobacco beds and received much praise from the shade tobacco growers.

In 1939, he was appointed as the first Chairman of the Connecticut Marketing Authority in Hartford. He held that position until 1978. The Connecticut Regional Market in Hartford was one of his major accomplishments.

Mr. Lasbury was appointed to the Farm Labor Committee of the State Defense Council in 1941. He and a number of tobacco men, including William S. Fuller, Albert Newfield, Lamarr Monroe, and Charles Huntington, developed a code of standards for tobacco workers. Hours, housing, and sanitary conditions were included in the unprecedented code.

On November 30, 1942, Mr. Lasbury was hired as Executive Director of the Shade Tobacco Growers Agricultural Association. The first offices were established at 148 State Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

One of his first duties was to develop a workable labor program. His program included the establishment of attractive youth camps, adult guidance proposals, and a "day-haul" system so that local teachers and students could earn extra money. Also, many corrective regulations were drawn up. These became the basis for the Farm Labor Law of 1947.

Mr. Lasbury's job as spokesman for the tobacco growers brought him to the State Legislature. He also went to Washington to participate in Congressional hearings on tobacco labor and production problems.

One of Mr. Lasbury's proficiencies was his public relations work. He and the Association produced a documentary film on shade tobacco. The film served as a teaching tool for the public and the sales people of the cigar industry.

The 1960's saw more contributions by Mr. Lasbury to the industry. He established the first state licensed hospital in the United States for migrant agricultural workers. In 1968, Senator Harrison Williams of New Jersey inspected the Windsor Labor Camp and said that the association's operation was the "most enlightened" of any employer group he had seen in the country.

In 1968, Mr. Lasbury retired. Upon Lasbury's retirement, Gerrit Krot, president of the Shade Tobacco Growers Agricultural Association, said that "no man in contemporary American agriculture contributed more to the industry's welfare."

Besides his work in the Association, he had many other interests. Lasbury was the first president of the Connecticut Morgan Horse Club. He served as a director of the Connecticut Antiquarian and Landmarks Society. He was an avid trout fisherman and fox hunter and collected antique duck decoys.

Ralph C. Lasbury, Jr. died of a heart attack on March 18, 1979, in Winter Park, Florida. He was 72. When he died, he left his wife, Cecilia Chase Lasbury; two sons, Ralph C. Lasbury and Joshua C. Lasbury; and two daughters, Cecilia Johnson and Abigail Fitzgerald.

Scope and Contents

The collection documents a significant portion of the professional activities of Ralph C. Lasbury, Jr. over a period of fifty years as the head of Connecticut regional agricultural marketing and employer groups. Minutes, correspondence, reports, leases, fiscal reports, copies of state legislative activities, and newspaper articles document the establishment, opening, and operation of the Connecticut Regional Market, a venue for the sale of Connecticut agricultural commodities. It also contains minutes, correspondence, membership lists, reports, and negotiations on behalf of the British West Indies Employers' Association. Lasbury represented the interests of tobacco growers, traveled extensively for the Association's executive committee, and met regularly with Caribbean governmental officials. 
Lasbury, Ralph Chesick Jnr. (I305)
13 Received into the church Berryman, Emily (I9400)
14 Received into the church Berryman, Mary Jane (I9401)
15 Received into the church Parfitt, James (I10838)
16 Sailed aboard the Ranchi Violet Gladys (I36338)

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Lasbury McConnell, the last of a prominent Griggsville family, passed away on July 10 in Detroit, Michigan, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxendale. The remains were brought to Griggsville, and funeral services were held at the Skinner Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday Afternoon, The Rev. J.K. Putt officiating. Interment was in the Griggsville Cemetery.

The daughter of Thomas and Emma White Lasbury, she was born in Griggsville, January 8, 1869. She was married to C.H. McConnell who preceded her in death in 1932. She was one of five children all of whom have preceded her in death. Namely, Thomas, Mrs. Mary H. Rodway, M.M. (Twin) and Marmaduke.

After living most of her married life in Peoria, she moved to Griggsville after her husbands death to live with her brother Twin. In 1948 she went to Detroit to live with her niece. She has been bedfast for the past two yeas.

Mrs. McConnell was a member of the Easter Star, The Cree Missionary Society, and the Griggsville Congregational Church.
Lasbury, Emma E. (I427)
18 "Liza" or Lize as she was known by her friends and family or "Liz" was the eighth child of Alfred and Selina Pester. She was born Resolven South Wales after her parents moved there from Aberaman, Aberdare.

Liza was a toddler, a little over two years old when her family emigrated to Fernie, British Columbia, Canada in 1904. The Pester family travelled on board the H.M.S Manitoba on a trip that took them a week. According to Liza's niece, Nellie Rogers Gusewelle, the family made their first stop in Pennsylvania to visit family who were living there. It is possible this was the Seymour family in Girardville Pennsylvania. The family have a picture dated in the late 1890's of Liza's Uncle Aquilla Seymour and his family. Eliza's parents Alfred and Selina had married in Girardville in 1882 and had their eldest child Jack there in 1884 before returning to England to live.

After their stay in Pennsylvania, along with her family Eliza went to Fernie, Canada travelling westwards from Quebec. While living with Fernie, Liza's older sister, Lizzie got married. Later the entire family moved to Coal Creek, Canada where the men in Eliza's family worked in the coal mines.

In 1908 Eliza along with her parents and brother and sisters, with the exception of Lizzie and Tillie (who had recently married) and possibly Jack, emigrated to Thurber Texas. They entered the U.S.A. at Rexford, Montana and continued travelling by rail through Idaho and on to Texas. A legal document of entry into the United States Of America kept by Liza's brother Jim verifies this route.

Thurber, Texas was a booming coal mining town at the time the Pester family moved there. They again engaged in coal mining. Eliza's father possessed his competency as a coal miner from Coal Creek, BC, Canada.

Many of Liza's childhood years were spent in Thurber. Her mother died when she was around nine years old. Her baby brother William died soon after he was born in 1908. Those children who were not of legal age continued to live with their father in Thurber. In 1919 when Eliza was around 18 years old, her father Alfred died of the Flu epidemic that was raging through Texas at the time. After her father's death, Eliza and her brother Jim went to live with her sister Lizzie and her family on main street in Edwardsville Illinois.

Lizzie and Frank had moved to Illinois early as the Thurber coal mines began to decline. Liza got a job at the shirt factory and worked there for a number of years. Later around 1925 Liza met and married William Rex Hacker who lived in the Collinsville, Illinois area Bill was a world war one veteran and his health wasn't too good. Eliza suffered from a hearing condition brought on from a severe case of measles as a child. Although the couple had no children they were very close to their brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews.

The author remembers both Liza and Bill being "full of fun" and loving to "cut up". Many parties and much dancing was held at their house with friends of the family coming in to play the fiddle and accordion. The author remembers that on New Years after the stroke of midnight everyone went out doors clanging on pots lids and beating on pans with a spoon. Delicious foods brought by everyone were eaten. Later the children were stretched out on Eliza and Bill's bed to sleep until the wee hours of the morning when the older folks decided it was time to go home.

Bill who died on 8/12/1950 preceded Liza by more than 40 years. Eliza, a very independent woman, made her way on her own with the help of her sisters Florrie and Lizzie and their children. Prior to Liza's death her helpers were her sisters

Florrie's children Ronald and his wife Clarice Mary and Jackie. All of Liza's family, parents, brothers and sisters had preceded her death when she died at the advanced age of 90. Eliza and Bill are buried beside one another at Sunset Hill Cemeteries in Edwardsville Illinois.

Pester, Eliza (I18962)
19 (Medical):Admitted to Gloucester Lunatic Asylum on 11th September 1895 Gleed, Sarah Ann (I198)
20 (Medical):She died from cardiac failure and carcinoma of the liver. Her death was
notified by Eva M Hawkey grand-daughter who was present at her death. 
Norman, Eva Phoebe (I35685)
21 (Research):. Vranch, Arthur (I9856)
22 (Research):1850 CENSUS East Windsor twp, Hartford, Connecticut
Lasbury, George, 31, faller in factory, England
Fanny, 34, England
Edward, 8, England
Elizabeth, 4, Connecticut
Mary, 17, England (Mary is George's sister)

1860 CENSUS East Windsor twp, Hartford, Connecticut 107B
Lasbury, George, 40, faller, England
Sarah, 40, England
Edward, 17, clerk, England
Elizabeth, 14, Massachusetts
Emma, 12, CT
Adeline, 8, CT
Martha, 4, CT
William, 2, CT
George, 2/12, CT

1870 CENSUS Broad Brook PO, East Windsor twp, Hartford, Connecticut 247B
Lasbury, George, 50, farmer, England
Esther, 34, NY
William M, 12, CT
George B, 10, CT
Joseph, 1, CT

Allen, Clara, 10, CT (step daughter)
John D, 7, CT (step son)

1880 CENSUS Broad Brook, East Windsor twp, Hartford, Connecticut 484B
Lasbury, George, head, 60, married, farmer, Eng, Eng, Eng
Esther, wife, 40, married, NY, NY, NY
Emma, dau, 32, married, works in post office, CT, Eng, Eng
Martha, dau, 24, single, dress maker, CT, Eng, Eng
Charles, son, 8, CT, Eng, NY
Ralph, son, 6, CT, Eng, NY
James, son, 3, CT, Eng, NY
George B, son, 20, CT, Eng, Eng

Allen, John D, step son, 17, CT, CT, NY
Willey, Fanny, 6, grand daughter, CT, CT, CT (Emma's dau)

1900 CENSUS East Windsor twp, Hartford, Connecticut 312B
Lasbury, George, head, Sept 1819, 80, married 30 yrs, immigrated 1841, Eng, Eng, Eng
Esther, wife, Aug 1839, 60, married 30 yrs, 5 births 4 living, NY, NY, NY
Ralph, son, Feb 1876, 24, single, CT, Eng, NY, farmer
James, son, March 1878, 22, single, CT, Eng, NY
Harry, son, Jan 1880, 20, CT, Eng, NY

Lasbury, Martha, head, Jan 1856, 44, single, CT, Eng, NY (mother actually born Eng)

1910 CENSUS East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut 156A
Lasbury, Esther, head, 70, widow, CT, CT, CT, tobacco farmer
Harry, son, 30, single, CT, Eng, CT, farm labor
Lasbury, George (I280)
23 (Research):A Legacy Continues

James Elwood Bartlett was the patriarch of the Lasbury-Tracy family, one of the early pioneers of Englewood.

J.E. and his wife Nellie took the daring step of moving to Englewood from Michigan in 1915 after selling his successful tackle and feed stores. J.E's adventure south lead him through several Florida communities of interest where he purchased land but it was Englewood and Venice that finally settled him down. No one is really sure what the final attraction to Englewood was. The people? Lemon Bay? Or was it simply the price and availability of land that hooked J.E.

Family stories totaled J.E.'s land purchases as well over forty thousand acres that included large tracts of Venice and Englewood. Manasota Key was purchased but quickly resold because of the limited access and the rugged environment. Venice airport military bunkers were purchased and moved into Englewood for housing. Subdivisions were platted, lots were sold while family members grew up and moved away to pursue higher education, marriage and raise families. J.E. had five children, two boys, James and Alan and three girls, Leah Lois and Ruth. Leah B. Lasbury, Ruth Kuykendall and Lois B. Tracy returned to Englewood years later.

Leah Lasbury founded Englewood's first Real Estate office in 1951 called Lee Lasbury Realty later purchased by Red Branning then Nathan B. Tracy III and renamed to Lasbury Tracy Realty Inc. Leah was a very active supporter of the Englewood community: she served as the president of the Chamber of Commerce, was one of the founders of the Elsie Quirk Community Library, the Englewood Water District and was actively involved in many organizations, including the Business and Professional Women's Organization and many other community and art organizations. Ruth Kuykendall, the youngest of the family settle into Venice working with her father J.E. as his personal secretary and married Kirk. Lois B. Tracy became a renowned abstract painter. Her artwork and her musings made her one of Englewood's most celebrated citizens. Some of Lois' works inducted into the Smithsonian and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read more about Lois Bartlett Tracy.

Blood lines may thin but in print, photos and canvas, the Bartlett's, Lasbury's and Tracy's will always be part of Englewood past, present and future. 
Bartlett, James Ellwood Snr. (I3606)
24 (Research):ALICE LASBURY - Miss Elsie Cree received a letter from a friend in Chicago this week telling of the death of Mrs. Alice Lasbury, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E.R. Stoner, formerly of this city, who passed away Saturday morning at her home in Chicago after an illness of three months.

Mrs. Lasbury is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emma Douglas, now living with a daughter in California, and a brother, Stanley Stoner, of St. Louis.

Funeral services were held at a funeral home in Chicago Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment following Oakwood cemetery, where her remains repose beside those of her daughter Carolyn, who died three years ago.
Contributed by Sandi Donaldson 
Stoner, Alice Mabel (I635)
25 (Research):Architect, Medical Pioneer.
He is considered the foremost American landscape artist of the 19th Century, and was largely responsible for the creation and present formation of New York City, New York's Central Park, of which he was Superintendent and chief architect. His landscape architectural work included Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Riverside Park in Manhattan, Chicago's South Side Park, and the grounds of the United States Capitol building. In 1892 he took over the project of laying out the grounds of the 1893 World Fair in Chicago when its first architect died. Olmstead completed the grounds in time for the Fair, which is now known as Jackson Park. During the Civil War, he resigned his post of Central Park superintendent to accept the post of Secretary General of the United States Sanitary Commission. In that capacity, he helped facilitate the Commission's work, which involved the distribution of tons of food and medical supplies to wounded soldiers and war refugees, evacuating wounded from battle areas, inspecting and maintaining standards in military hospitals, stocking and supplying hospital kitchens, and recruiting and maintaining thousands of nurses. The work he and the many workers under him saved thousands of soldiers' lives. He headed the Commission until 1863, when the exertions of his service caused him ill health, and he was forced to resign. Despite all his architectural accomplishments, Frederick Law Olmstead considered his Sanitary Commission position work the most important work of his life. 
Olmsted, Frederick Law (I53682)
26 (Research):Birth Record
Greenhall, Colin William (I98)
27 (Research):CAROLYN LASBURY , daughter of Dr Vincent Lasbury and Alice Stoner Lasbury, was born in Chicago, Ill. November 2, 1903, and departed this life in the same city, April 28, 1931 after a short illness, aged 27 years 5 months and 26 days.

She was buried in Oakwood cemetery, Chicago, Thursday afternoon April 30, according to the rites of the Episcopal church, of which she was a member. She was a charming young woman and much loved by all who knew her.

Contributed by Sandi Donaldson 
Lasbury, Carolyn Alice (I1311)
28 (Research):Details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 03/02/1917
Service No: R/382
Additional information: Son of Arthur Ernest Hamilton; husband of Kate Ellen Gould (formerly Hamilton), of "Ivycot," Horns Rd., Stroud.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. L. 2.
Hamilton, Robert (I116)
29 (Research):Edward O'Connor Terry (10th March 1844 - 2nd April 1912) was a British actor and comedian. A versatile and recognisable figure of the Victorian stage, he toured widely, visiting the Americas, Australia, India, and South Africa. In 1887, he opened Terry's Theatre on the Strand, and in 1904, brought four plays to New York.

Terry, Edward O'Connor (I6137)
30 (Research):EMMA (LASBURY) McCONNELL - Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Lasbury McConnell, the last of a prominent Griggsville family, passed away on July 10 in Detroit, Michigan, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Elizabeth Baxendale.

The remains were brought to Griggsville, and funeral services were held at the Skinner Funeral Home at 2 o'clock Saturday Afternoon, The Rev. J.K. Putt officiating. Interment was in the Griggsville Cemetery.

The daughter of Thomas and Emma White Lasbury, she was born in Griggsville, January 8, 1869.

She was married to C.H. McConnell who preceded her in death in 1932.

She was one of five children all of whom have preceded her in death. Namely, Thomas, Mrs. Mary H. Rodway, M.M. (Twin) and Marmaduke. After living most of her married life in Peoria, she moved to Griggsville after her husbands death to live with her brother Twin.

In 1948 she went to Detroit to live with her niece. She has been bedfast for the past two yeas.

Mrs. McConnell was a member of the Easter Star, The Cree Missionary Society, and the Griggsville Congregational Church. 
Lasbury, Emma E. (I427)
31 (Research):EZRA DOANE, SR. The Township of Fairmount contains no citizen who is better known or who has won a warmer place in the hearts of the residents in this part of Pike County than Ezra Doane, Sr. He and his wife are now living in quiet retirement on the homestead on section 11, at which place Mr. Doane has improved and built up a comfortable home. Mr. Doane is now quite aged, having been born September 9, 1810, and the years have dispossessed him of some of his mental activity, but have taken away not one jot of the characteristics of an exceptionally lovable nature. He is still as genial, good-natured and kind as ever, and displays as much consideration for those about him. The spirit which animates his life is that which makes old age beautiful and leads all who witness his acts to wish that they too may ripen with years into sweetness rather than to become crabbed and sour as do many.

Mr. Doane is a native of Cape Cod, Mass., and having had the misfortune to lose his father before he can remember, but little of the paternal history is known. His parents' names were William and Hulda Doane. The elder Mr. Doane was a seafaring man and was drowned while on duty during a storm. He is believed to have been born in Maine, and the family is an old and respected one of the New England States. The mother of our subject came of Puritan stock, her ancestors having settled in the old Bay State during Colonial times and having been prominent in the region of Cape Cod. The men were generally seafarers, and Samuel Rider, the maternal grandfather of our subject, was a Revolutionary soldier. He and his wife, formerly Miss Cobb, lived to be quite old. After the death of Mr. Doane they took their daughter and her infant son, our subject, to their home, and from them the lad received loving care until he was twelve years old. He then went to sea, serving a regular apprenticeship before the mast and afterward performing a seaman's duties on coasting vessels.

Our subject made several trips to the West India Islands and served as first mate for a time. He was offered the command of a vessel, but had thoroughly made up his mind to abandon the sea and refused. About 1835 he came to this State, making his first settlement in Brown County. Some two years later he came to Pike County, and in Pittsfield was married to Miss June H. Mace, a native of Maine, whose parents came of the old New England stock. Miss Mace was the eldest child of her parents, who removed to this State when she was a young woman and settled in Pike County.

After his marriage Mr. Doane and his young bride made their home in Brown County, where for some years the husband was engaged in saw-milling. His mill was located on McGee's Creek and during a heavy freshet was swept away, entailing a serious loss. Mr. Doane then sold his rights and established himself on a small farm in Fairmount Township, Pike County, where he afterward accumulated upwards of one thousand acres of land in the best part of the township. He made his home here from early in the '40s until the spring of 1868, when he removed to New Salem Village, living there some twenty years, He then returned to his former home in Fairmount Township. Through the efforts of a life time as a farmer and stock-raiser Mr. Doane has made a large fortune.

In 1863 Mr. Doane met with the loss of his faithful companion, who died when about forty-five years of age; she left eight children, all still living and all married but one. The second marriage of Mr. Doane occurred in the town of Perry, his bride on this occasion being Miss Emily Carter, a lady of education and refinement, true-hearted and noble. She was born in New Canaan, Conn., on Long Island Sound, December 17, 1827, but was quite young when her parents came West. After receiving some fundamental instruction she entered the Female Academy at Jacksonville, Ill., afterward continuing her studies in the State Normal School at Normal. She entered the pedagogical field and taught until her marriage, a period of fourteen years, during which she won the goodwill of pupils and patrons and did efficient work in the cause of education. She is the mother of one living child - Levi S. - who is still at home, but expects in a short time to begin the scientific course of study at Illinois College in Jacksonville.

The parents of Mrs. Doane were Zalama and Harriet (Ayers) Carter, both of whom were born in Connecticut and were descended from the old New England stock of the Puritans. They began their wedded life on a farm in their native State, but emigrated to Illinois in the spring of 1832, settling in Winchester, Scott County. There they remained until 1844, then, buying a farm in Fairmount Township, Pike County, removed hither. Some years later they went to Jacksonville, where Mrs. Carter died in January, 1856, at the age of fifty-five years. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Some time after her death Mr. Carter returned to Pike County and spent the remainder of his days on a farm which he had purchased near Perry. He passed away in April, 1863, at the age of sixty-four years. He was a prominent and worthy citizen and a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. His early political adherence was given to the Whig party, and he afterward voted with the Free-Soilers and Republicans.

Mr. Doane has filled every township office which is in the gift of the people and has zealously labored to advance their interests in each and every position to which he has been called. He is a stanch Republican and has voted that ticket since the party was organized. He and his wife belong to the Presbyterian Church.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois, 1891; Page 699 - 700 
Doane, Ezra (I3749)
32 (Research):Harriett lived with her aunt and uncle most of her life. Her marriage certificate mentions her father, but it does not show him as deceased

Finning, Harriet (I1379)
33 (Research):He was known as the man who made the Thames so clean the salmon came back. Fish, Sir Hugh OBE CBE (I54773)
34 (Research):http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NENZC18580609.2.14 Lasbury, Olive (I3824)
35 (Research):http://www.antarctic-monument.org/index.php?page=roger-filer Filer, Roger (I55315)
36 (Research):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy_Fisher Fisher, Daisy Gertrude (I44350)
37 (Research):https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Mason Mason, Samuel George Herbert (I44349)
38 (Research):I Mary Lasbury of the parish of Dundry in the County of Somerset
widow do make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say first I will and direct that all my just debts, funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my will shall be paid by my executors as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto Thomas York of the City of Bristol butcher, and John Burge of the same city Butcher, all and singular my goods chattels money and securities for money property and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind so ever to hold the same until the said Thomas York and John Burge, their executors, administrators and assigns upon trust to place out and invest the ? monies ? arise there from at interest in ? stocks or funds or upon such other security or securities as they or their survivor of them shall think proper and to pay the annual interest on dividends arising there from until and for or towards the maintenance and education or otherwise for the use and benefit of my 3 youngest children by my late husband James Lasbury deceased , Benjamin Lasbury, Sarah Lasbury and Joseph Lasbury during their respective minorities and upon their respectively attaining the age of 21 years in trust to pay or transfer an equal 3rd part of the monies so to be placed out or invested as
aforesaid unto each of my said children as and when he or she shall attain the said age of 21 years and for his her and their own proper use and benefit and my will is that in case any or either of my said children shall happen to die under the said age of 21 years then I direct my said trustees to pay and apply the share or shares of such of them so dying of and in the said interest and dividends for the use and benefit of the survivors or survivor of my said 3 youngest children during his or her minorities or minority and pay or transfer the share or shares of such of my said 3 children so dying ? in the principal monies unto the survivor or survivors of them as the case may be to and for their his or her own proper use and benefit as and when they he or she shall attain the said age of 21 years and in case my said 3 youngest children shall all depart this life under the age of 21 years then I will and direct my said trustees to pay and divide or transfer the whole of my said effects or the ? monies arising there from unto and equally between my three other children by my said late husband James Lasbury deceased viz Mary Lasbury, James Lasbury and Elizabeth Lasbury to and for his her and their own proper use and benefit and to for or upon no other trust or purpose whatsoever and I hereby nominate and appoint the said Thomas York and John Burge joint executors of this my will and revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made declare this to be
my last will and testament in witness I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 7 day of ? the year of our Lord 1809

The Mark of Mary Lasbury signed sealed published and declared by the above named Mary Lasbury the testator in the presence of us who in the presence of each other Orton Smith Attorney at Law Bristol. Bredribb King his ?

Proved at London 23 May 1833 before the judge by the oath of Thomas York one of the executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Common Duty to admin power...? the like grant to John Burge the other executor named in the will when he shall apply for the same. 
Burge, Mary (I3536)
39 (Research):In Memorium notice from Sydney Morning Herald - 1st February 1932

LASBURY - Treasured memories of our darling son and brother Ronald Thomas who fell asleep February 1st 1928.

Loved dear Ron and longed for always
As It dawns four years 'o day

inserted bv his loving mother, father, and Edna LASBURY

Ronald Thomas Lasbury called home Februarv 1st 1928 
Lasbury, Ronald Thomas (I2818)
40 (Research):Inscription Reads:

Sacred to the memory of JOHN TURNBULL of this place, who departed this life the 8th Day of May 1842, aged 73 years. Also ELIZABETH TURNBULL, Widow of the Above who departed this life on the 2nd Day of September 1859, aged 90 years. Also of THOMAS TURNBULL Land Agent, Son of the above who departed this life on the 13th Day of June 1861, Aged 49 years. 
Turnbull, John I (I3079)
41 (Research):Inscription Reads:

Sacred to the memory of JOHN TURNBULL of this place, who departed this life the 8th Day of May 1842, aged 73 years. Also ELIZABETH TURNBULL, Widow of the Above who departed this life on the 2nd Day of September 1859, aged 90 years. Also of THOMAS TURNBULL Land Agent, Son of the above who departed this life on the 13th Day of June 1861, Aged 49 years. 
Layfield, Elizabeth (I3080)
42 (Research):Inscription Reads:

Sacred to the memory of JOHN TURNBULL of this place, who departed this life the 8th Day of May 1842, aged 73 years. Also ELIZABETH TURNBULL, Widow of the Above who departed this life on the 2nd Day of September 1859, aged 90 years. Also of THOMAS TURNBULL Land Agent, Son of the above who departed this life on the 13th Day of June 1861, Aged 49 years. 
Turnbull, Thomas (I3974)
43 (Research):Inscription:
To the memory of JAMES LASBURY who died 4th day of December 1800 aged 58 years

Also MARY wife of the above who died 12th April 1833 aged 72 years

Also MARY LASBURY the beloved wife of Benjamin Lasbury Jnr died August 6th 1867 aged 61 years 
Turnbull, Mary (I418)
44 (Research):JOHN LASBURY Snr. - The deceased John Lasbury, who passed to rest Sunday, Nov. 17, 1907, was born in Kensington, England, Nov. 11, 1830. He was a son of Benjamin and Mary Lasbury, being the second child born to the union.

He came to America in 1851, living for a time with his uncle in Flint township, Pike county, Illinois. He Afterwards moved to Griggsville, where he has resided continuously to the time of his death.

He was united in marriage Sarah Simpkin in Griggsville, Ill., on March 20, 1858. Had he lived until March 20 next, he would have celebrated his golden wedding anniversary.

There were born to this union five children three daughters and two sons: Mary (Mrs. John Stead), Anne (Mrs. Charles Hatch), Elizabeth (Mrs. Louis Parker) John, all of Griggsville; and Vincent, of Chicago, all of whom survive the deceased. Two brothers, Thomas, resid-ing in Griggsville, Benjamin G., residing in London, England; and two sisters Mrs. Hearn, of Bristol, England, and Mrs. Norman, of Hammersmith, England, survive him.

He passed nearly all of a long life in and near Griggsvllle, pursuing the occupation of farming.

He leaves a large circle of friends and acquaintances, who will long cherish the many sterling qualities of character which so endeared him to all who had the pleasure of his intimate acquaintance and friendship.

May he rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon him.

The funeral service was held at St. James church Tuesday afternoon, Nov 19, at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. James Maxon, of Galesburg.

The interment was in beautiful Walnut Grove cemetery south of the city.

The pall bearers were Dr. T. S. and Rufus Hitch Thos. Simpkin, Jr., T. M. Yates, Page Hatch and Robert Hopkins, all nephews of the deceased except one.

Contributed by Sandi Donaldson 
Lasbury, John Snr. (I420)
45 (Research):John Lasbury, son of John and Sarah Simpkin Lasbury, was born at the farm home near Griggsville on September 29th, 1866, and passed away at his residence in Griggsville November 1st, 1946. He was one of a family of five children, Mrs. John Stead, Mrs. Chas. P. Hatch, and Dr. Vincent Lasbury, who preceded him in death, and Mrs. L.W. Parker, of Griggsville, who survives him.

Mr. Lasbury received his education in teh Walnut Grove School and the Grigggsville high school. On November 16th, 1898, he was united in marriage with Miss Essie Thornberry, who passed away on December 26th, 1926. to this union were born two children, Miss Vayden Lasbury, of this city, and Mary, wife of Mr. John Meaux, of Joliet, Illinois.

Mr. Lasbury lived on the farm home until two years ago when he moved to town where he resided until his death. For several years, he has been in failing health and for a number of months, he had been confined to his home where he was cared for by his daughter, Miss Vayden. For the last several months, Mrs. Meaux has also been with him. Mr. Lasbury was a member of St. James' church and of Grigggsville Lodge No 45, A.F. & A.M.

Besides his daughters, he is survived by one grandson, Berry L. Meaux, a cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn., a number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives. Mr. Lasbury was quiet, unassuming, a good neighbor, friend and citizen, and will be greatly missed by his many relatives and friends. "Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord."

Funeral services were held at the Skinner Funeral Home November 5th at 10:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. J.K. Putt, of St. James' church. Interment was in the Brown-Simpkins Cemetery. 
Lasbury, John Jnr. (I623)
46 (Research):Joseph is shown only in the 1870 CENSUS census.

He is missing from all future census reports and most likely died after the 1870 CENSUS census.
Lasbury, Joseph Henry (I293)
47 (Research):Joshua Chase Johnson

April, 03, 1958 - September, 08, 2008

Lemon Bay Funeral Home
Date: September 10, 2008
Charlotte County

Joshua Chase Johnson, 50, of Cape Haze, FL and Camden, ME died suddenly at home on the morning of September 8, 2008. Josh was a well known local builder who established Johnson Builder, Inc. and Johnson Real Estate, Inc. He was also a General Partner in Lasbury Family Ltd. He was born in Salem, MA on April 3, 1958. Josh was the son of Cecilia L. Johnson and Richard A. Johnson. In addition he was the great grandson of Florida citrus pioneer, Joshua C. Chase. Josh graduated from Crescent City High School in 1976 and attended the University of Florida at Gainesville.

Josh loved scuba diving, boating, fishing and spending time with his son, Chase. He was a gifted raconteur who will always be appreciated for his great wit and contagious sense of humor. Josh was a loving and loyal friend whose presence was larger than life. He will be missed dearly.

Josh is survived by his son Joshua Chase Johnson, Jr. of Cape Haze, FL; his father Richard A. Johnson of Merritt Island, FL; his twin sister Neall Johnson and her husband, Stephen Johnson of Wilmot, NH; and brother Dan Johnson of Merritt Island, FL. He was the favorite uncle of Matt Gorevan, Cory Johnson, Hannah Johnson and Sam Johnson. He was predeceased by his beloved mother Cecilia L. Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, Special Collections, Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 12, 2008 at Englewood United Methodist Church at 10:00 AM. Lemon Bay Funeral Home Englewood Chapel is in charge of Arrangements. You may express your condolences to the family at lemonbayfh.com 
Johnson, Joshua Chase (I354)
48 (Research):Killed in action - World War 1 Babb, Jack (I1863)
49 (Research):Left Plymouth 10/7/1879 arrived Sydney, Australia 9/10/1879 on the ship CORONA. Settled in Joadja Creek near Mittagong, New South Wales
Lasbury, Benjamin Thomas (I732)
50 (Research):Lois Bartlett Tracy

Lois Bartlett Tracy was born was born on December 9, 1901 and died on April 8, 2008 at the age of 106. Hers is an artist's legacy. Her work hangs in some of the worlds finest art museums. She left the world a more colorful, richer place. Rather than tell you her story, we thought that she could do a better job. This section of the site introduces you to the woman who was called a visionary by many... we called her "Granny".

I was born in Jackson, Michigan on December 9, 1901. By age three my favorite activity was picking up gravel and stones and watching their colors and shapes when placed in jars of water. I spent hours admiring how beautiful they looked. Even now I love rocks. They talk to me. Trees have always talked to me too. I believe my paintings came into being from my feeling one with nature.

Because Mother's health was poor, we could not spend winters in the North. When I was young, we often traveled to Florida by train with a change in Chicago. I remember when I was about six or seven, jumping off the train and running towards the Chicago Museum. There was one particular painting on the first floor to the right that was painted with very thick layers of paint. I fell in love with that thick texture. It left me with a glow of satisfaction. I decided right then and there I was going to be a painter.

For the most part, we children were taught at home but we learned History by traveling to Civil War battlefields where my father paid old men to tell local stories. We learned Geography by learning the names of rivers and cities as we explored them. We had an art teacher once when I was about six, but there was no color. The only material we had was sepia, and that did not inspire me.

College in the 1920's

I didn't have another art teacher until I was a freshman at Florida State College for Women in 1920- '21. Since the College was for women only, all subjects were simply branches of Home Economics. Painting was not taught. We were not allowed to speak to any male, not even the father of a roommate. They would line us up to go to the picture show and count us off as we came out. I often felt like I was in prison. I rebelled against these attitudes towards the education of women by cutting my long wavy golden hair to a short bob. I left and entered Michigan State College soon after women were first admitted there.

At Michigan, my painting teacher just let me go ahead on my own. I started using oil paints and would paint everything I saw. We were both startled by my work. To the amazement of us both, he soon informed me that I was painting just the way those wild men in Paris (Van Gogh, Cezanne, etc.) were painting.

Selling Art in the Early Days

By the time the Depression came along, I was married and living in Winter Park, Florida, attending Rollins College. To help with our support, I sold pictures of palm trees, five dollars a tree. If there were three trees in the painting, it was fifteen dollars. Then I painted the buildings on Rollins campus for my 1929 yearbook.

In the 30's, in Venice, Florida, certain scenes would just cry out to be painted. When a field of cabbages asked me to paint it, I realized that cabbage leaves are just as beautiful as a field of flowers. Mostly, I painted the Florida jungles. In the morning I used to ride out to a Florida ranch on a cow pony (a rather small, tough, horse used to drive the cattle - Florida used to have the second largest number of cattle of all the States). The cowboys would leave me in a hammock and continue on to their day's work. I would paint there all day until they would pick me up on their way back in the afternoon. I would usually have enough done on two 30x 36 or 36x 40 canvases that I could finish them up at home. 
Bartlett, Lois Rachel (I5288)

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