Memorable Manitobans: Albert Byron Lawson (1868-1945)
Farmer and horseman.
Born at Kingston, Kent County, New Brunswick on 26 August 1868, he came to Manitoba in 1886. He settled on a farm near Darlingford where he bred Clydesdale horses that he showed at stock shows and fairs around Manitoba and at Toronto and Chicago, winning numerous prizes. He also worked as a grain buyer. In 1910, he was one of the founders of the short-lived Darlingford Brick and Tile Company. He was married twice, first on 14 September 1887 to Margaret Ledingham (1853-1915), and second on 20 March 1916 to Catherine C. Masson (1895-1951) with whom he had six children: Albert Edward Masson “Bert” Lawson (1916-1980), Ruth Lawson (1918-?, wife of Mel Hunt), Robert J. “Bob” Lawson (1920-?), Edward Lawson (?-?), Pearl Lawson (?-?, wife of Gray Searle), and Kenneth William “Ken” Lawson. He died at Darlingford on 7 August 1945 and was buried in the Darlingford Cemetery.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“To honor man who won prizes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 January 1923, page 2.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
“Albert B. Lawson, Darlingford, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 10 August 1945, page 3.
Obituary [Albert Edward Masson Lawson], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 1980, page 49.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 November 2019
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