Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn
b. 22 February 1895, d. 14 February 1964
- Father: John C. Cleghorn b. 29 September 1854, d. 2 May 1941
- Mother: Barbara Stahle b. 27 April 1868, d. 11 June 1962
- Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn was born on 22 February 1895 in Lewiston, Niagara County, New York.
- John C. Cleghorn and Barbara Stahle appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lewiston, New York. Other members of the household included Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn, Gertrude Millicent Cleghorn, Wallace J. Cleghorn, Ruth Cleghorn, Harold John Cleghorn and Oliver M. Cleghorn.
- John C. Cleghorn and Barbara Stahle appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in New Hudson, Allegany County, New York. Other members of the household included Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn, Wallace J. Cleghorn, Ruth Cleghorn, Harold John Cleghorn, Oliver M. Cleghorn, Walter Lloyd Cleghorn and Robert B. Cleghorn.
- John C. Cleghorn and Barbara Stahle appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1915 in New Hudson, New York. Other members of the household included Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn, Wallace J. Cleghorn, Harold John Cleghorn, Oliver M. Cleghorn, Walter Lloyd Cleghorn, Robert B. Cleghorn and Ida A. Cleghorn.
- He was working on the farm, according to the 1915 census.
- Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in New Hudson, New York, while living in Black Rock and farming in New Hudson.
- John C. Cleghorn and Barbara Stahle appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in New Hudson, New York. Other members of the household included Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn, Harold John Cleghorn, Oliver M. Cleghorn, Walter Lloyd Cleghorn, Robert B. Cleghorn and Ida A. Cleghorn. Also in the household was one boarder.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 8 May 1941 in The Patriot & Free Press: After an illness of a number of months John C. Cleghorn, a farmer who had resided in the vicinity of Black Creek for many years, died at his home on Jackson Hill last Friday. The funeral was held there Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Clarence B. Gilbert of Cuba Baptist Church with burial in Cuba Cemetery.
Mr. Cleghorn was born at Lewiston, Sept. 29, 1854, the son of Robert and Margaret Gow Cleghorn, who were natives of Scotland. On April 27, 1887, he was married at Lewiston to Barbara Stahle of Suspension Bridge. They lived at Lewiston and Lockport before removing to this county 35 years ago.
Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Cleghorn: Gertrude, Mrs. Frank Smith, Shinglehouse, Pa; Wallace, Black Creek; Ruth, wife of Dr. E. M. Fainer of Los Angeles, Cal; Harold J., Yorkshire; Laurence E., Rochester; Oliver M., at home; Walter L. (deceased); Robert B., Olean; Ida, Mrs. Hugh Barber, Black Creek. Mr. Cleghorn also leaves 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Five brothers and sisters survive, the eldest being Mrs. Ida Hewitt of Niagara Falls, 92, who attended the funeral; two of Mr. Cleghorn's family live in Iowa and two in California.
On April 27 Mr. and Mrs. Cleghorn observed their 54th wedding anniversary, when all their living children and families, except the daughter residing in California, were present.
- The following appeared on 13 June 1962 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Barbara Cleghorn, 94, an early resident of the Village of Suspension Bridge, and mother of a local woman, died Monday (June 11, 1962) at Cuba Memorial Hospital, Cuba, N.Y. Suspension Bridge became part of Niagara Falls in 1892.
The widow of John C. Cleghorn, she was the daughter of the late Conrad and Ursula Walters Stahle. Mrs. Cleghorn was born in the village, known then as Suspension Bridge, April 27, 1868.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Fainer, this city; Mrs. Gertrude Smith, Portville; and Mrs. Ida Barber, Black Creek; four sons, Harold Cleghorn, Delavan; Oliver Cleghorn, Cuba, N.Y; and Lawrence and Robert Cleghorn, both of Clarksburg, W. Va.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the family home in Cuba. Interment will be in Cuba Cemetery.
- The SSDI lists West Virginia as the last residence of record of Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn.
- Lawrence Edwin Cleghorn died on 14 February 1964 at age 68 in Barbour County, West Virginia.
- He was interred at Memorial Park, Pennsylvania.
- The following appeared on 26 February 1964 in The Patriot & Free Press: Lawrence E. Cleghorn, 68, a former resident of this are, lost his life in an automobile accident in Barbour County, near Clarksburg, W. Virginia, February 14, 1964. The well known Clarksburg man, owner of the Cleghorn Coal Company, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital after the truck he was driving crashed into a cement bridge.
Born at Lewiston, February 22, 1895, he was the son of John and Barbara Stahle Cleghorn. He will be remembered here for his work in building the spillway at Cuba Lake and sections of highway around the community.
Surviving Mr. Cleghorn are his widow, Mrs. Helen Cleghorn, who is at their winter home in Florida, and two step-children. Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Gertrude Smith, Portville; Mrs. Ruth Fainer, Niagara Falls; Mrs. Ida Barber, Black Creek; Harold Cleghorn, Delevanp; Oliver Cleghorn, Cuba; and Robert Cleghorn, Clarksburg, W. Va. Several nieces and nephews are surviving.
Mr. Cleghorn was a member of the Presbyterian church in Florida. He had lived in Clarksburg some 20 years, and had extensive coal operations throughout that area.
- The following appeared on 27 February 1964 in The Livonia Gazette: (Lakeville) Word has been received of the death of Lawrence Cleghorn, the victim of a vehicle accident in Clarksburg, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. Cleghorn were former summer residents of Pebble Beach, residing lately in Clarksburg and Florida.
- Last Edited: 13 Feb 2014