Vada Barnes

F, #23, d. October 1980
Last Edited12 Nov 2017

Life Events

     Vada Barnes married William Littleton Lawrence, son of Asa Lawrence and Harriett Balentine, on 26 January 1913; Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name     Vada Barnes
Gender     Female
Age     18
Birth Year     abt 1895
Residence     May, Stone, Arkansas
Spouse’s Name     William L Lawrence
Spouse’s Gender     Male
Spouse’s Age     18
Spouse’s Residence     May, Stone, Arkansas
Marriage Date     26 Jan 1913
Marriage License Date     22 Jan 1913
Marriage County     Searcy
Event Type     Marriage
FHL Film Number     1031122
Household Members     
Name     Age
Vada Barnes
William L Lawrence.
This photo is one that I have the digital image of from scanning photos after my grandmother’s death in 1990.

I remember Great-Grandma Lawrence. She died in 1980 when I was in Junior High School. This photo shows her as I remember her. She is sitting in her rocking chair in her home. Not in the picture but in the middle of the room was a wood burning stove that provided both heat for the home and a cooking surface for her. The home did have running water and there was an outhouse at the back of the home.

Great Grandma was a quilter and Mom has one of her quilts that she got after Great Grandma’s death in 1980.
Vada (Barnes) Lawrence in her home in Big Flat, Arkansas
Vada Barnes died in October 1980.
Vada (Barnes) Lawrence Social Security Death Index Entry
She was buried in October 1980 at Freeman Cemetery, Stone, Arkansas.
Vada (Barnes) Lawrence FindaGrave Memorial Page

Timeline

  • Vada Barnes married William Littleton Lawrence, son of Asa Lawrence and Harriett Balentine, on 26 January 1913; Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Name     Vada Barnes
    Gender     Female
    Age     18
    Birth Year     abt 1895
    Residence     May, Stone, Arkansas
    Spouse’s Name     William L Lawrence
    Spouse’s Gender     Male
    Spouse’s Age     18
    Spouse’s Residence     May, Stone, Arkansas
    Marriage Date     26 Jan 1913
    Marriage License Date     22 Jan 1913
    Marriage County     Searcy
    Event Type     Marriage
    FHL Film Number     1031122
    Household Members     
    Name     Age
    Vada Barnes
    William L Lawrence.
  • Vada Barnes's daughter Gertrude was born 22 February 1914.
  • Vada Barnes's son Orville was born 1924.
  • Vada Barnes's son Paul was born 20 August 1926.
  • Vada Barnes's son James was born 1928.
  • Vada Barnes's son Orville died on 12 April 1938.
  • Vada Barnes's spouse William Littleton died on 19 May 1950 at Independence, Arkansas, at age 55; The US Social Security Application and Claims Index for Asa Bennett Lawrence lists his wife Harriett and son William.  I don't yet have the actual Social Security Application but that is on the research list.

    W L Lawrence
    in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Name:     W L Lawrence
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birth Date:     21 Jun 1894
    Birth Place:     Bigflat Ston, Arkansas
    Father:     Asa B Lawrence
    Mother:     Harriet Balentine
    SSN:     431283186
    Notes:     Mar 1941: Name listed as W L LAWRENCE
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
    The Arkansas Death Index lists William's death as occurring on May 19, 1950.
    NameWilliam L Lawerence
    Estimated Birth Year     1885
    Age     65
    Death Day     19
    Death Month     May
    Death Year     1950
    County     Independence
    Volume Number     45
    Roll number     1950
    Certificate Number     8859
    The US Social Security Application and Claims Index for Asa Bennett Lawrence lists his wife Harriett and son William.  I don't yet have the actual Social Security Application but that is on the research list.

    W L Lawrence
    in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Name:     W L Lawrence
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birth Date:     21 Jun 1894
    Birth Place:     Bigflat Ston, Arkansas
    Father:     Asa B Lawrence
    Mother:     Harriet Balentine
    SSN:     431283186
    Notes:     Mar 1941: Name listed as W L LAWRENCE
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
  • Vada Barnes died in October 1980.
    Vada (Barnes) Lawrence Social Security Death Index Entry
  • She was buried in October 1980 at Freeman Cemetery, Stone, Arkansas.
    Vada (Barnes) Lawrence FindaGrave Memorial Page

Family

William Littleton Lawrence b. 21 Jun 1894, d. 19 May 1950
Children