Acton Memorial Library
Death has once more created a large vacancy in our community by the removal from earth of Samuel A. Lawrence at the age of 59 years.
A native of Ashby, Mr. Lawrence came to this town when quite young and has lived here ever since though working for many years in Maynard where he had charge of the carpenter work in connection with the Assabet mills. He was respected by all and in this community he held an exalted position of influence.
For 40 years or more, he has been a member of the First Parish choir-its leader for many years and rarely absent form his place.
For a quarter of a century or longer he has served as a member of the parish committee and treasurer for the society. His hand was always liberal and his heart and his service always freely given to every good cause.
As a citizen he was loyal to his town, took an active part in its politics and was interested in its highest good. His place will not be easily filled but his fidelity and earnest spirit are an inspiration to others to do as well.
He leaves a widow and two children, both of whom are successful teachers occupying responsible positions.
Mr. Lawrence was a member of Isaac Davis Post, G.A.R., and some other orders.
The last service was from the Unitarian church at 2 o’clock on Sunday. A large attendance testified to the regard in which he was held.
The funeral of Samuel A. Lawrence which took place from his late residence in Stow on Sunday, was largely attended by Maynard people. For 21 years he held the position of boss carpenter in Assabet mills, and also attended to the building of many of the houses in this town, owned by that corporation. By means of his genial nature and manly character, he was as highly respected in this town as in Stow and many there are who will miss him. Nashoba tribe of Red Men of Maynard, as well as Isaac Davis post G.A.R., turned out to pay their last tribute of affection to their late comrade.
Isaac Davis post, G.A.R., attended the funeral services of their comrade Sam’l Lawrence in Stow Sunday.