List of days

Biographical Information

September 17, 1950
Louis and Rosamond Lawson have a son, born Charleston. S.C.
December 31, 1958
Riding my Christmas-new bike home from Jay Ball’s house, I’m hit by a car and break my left arm.

June 15, 1959
After buying a new home on South Battery in Charleston, my father is transferred by Westvaco to Richmond.

August 11, 1961
My parents, my sisters and I move from Moreland Farms to Roselawn Road.

June 12, 1968
I graduate 490th out of a class of 492 at Thomas Jefferson High School, a fine local public school.

May 24, 1974
I graduate in the top 10% of my class at The University of Richmond, with a Bachelors degree in Journalism.

July 20, 1974
I marry Katherine Walton Moore in the Pastor’s office at the First Unitarian Church near Byrd Park.

February 15, 1983
Sarah Waring Lawson is born at the Medical College of Virginia.

April 9, 1985
Benjamin Russell Lawson is born at Henrico Doctors Hospital.

April 2, 1990
Rosamond Salmons Lawson, my mother, dies of congestive heart failure.

May 9, 1994
Louis Russell Lawson, Jr., dies as a result of a traffic accident in Dillon, S.C.

January 24, 2009
Sarah Waring Lawson marries Eric Michael Breeden at the Friends Meeting House on Stuart Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.

March 9, 2009
Marian Averill Lawson dies as a result of a drug overdose on James Island in Charleston, S.C.

October 18, 2009
Benjamin Russell Lawson marries Kathryn Manthey at Virginia Beach, Virginia.