Lawrence, Ross G. (History - 1886)


Janet Schwarze




 ----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

ROSS G. LAWRENCE, cashier of the Peoples State Bank of Thorp, was born in Oshkosh, Wis., April 2, 1886. His parents, Frank and Cornelia (Bradley) Lawrence, were natives of Maine who, while still single, came west to Ohio, and later to Oshkosh, Wis., where they became man and wife. There Frank Lawrence died in 1892, after an industrial career in the mercantile and lumber industries. His widow now resides at Fairchild, Wis. Ross G. Lawrence, after acquiring the usual elementary knowledge in the common schools, attended the Fairchild High School, later the Shattuck School, a military academy at Faribault, Minn., and then the Eau Claire Business College. He then took up clerical work in Chicago, where he resided for two years. At the ei4d of that time he came to Owen, Clark County, as assistant cashier of the State Bank of Owen, in which position he remained until 1913, when he became bookkeeper in the Peoples State Bank of Thorp. In September, 1914, he was chosen cashier of the bank, in which position he is still serving, having performed his duties to the full satisfaction of the board of directors and the patrons of the institution. He is also one of the trustees of the village.


He is a member of several fraternal societies, being master of Thorp Lodge, No. 264, A. F. A. 91., and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.


Mr. Lawrence was married, Dec. 31, 1914, at Fairchild, Wis., to Estella Bradner. He and his wife have two children: Roger N., born Nov. 10, 1915 and Charles D., born April 15, 1917.



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