Saturday, April 15, 2006

Hartwood Timeline

Hello All,

I started compiling this timeline of events related to the Lawrence and Flinn families from Hartwood Acres.

More info. is forthcoming - enjoy !

Thanks,

Jeff L.

1851 – May 26 - William Flinn born in Manchester, England.
1851 – Nancy Galbraith born (Mary Flinn’s mother)
1875 – March 12 – George H. Flinn born (Mary Flinn’s brother)
1876 – Booth and Flinn Construction founded.
1881 – William Flinn elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
1885 – February 5 – A. Rex Flinn born (Mary’s brother).
1887 – February 20 – Mary Flinn born in Pittsburgh, Pa. (from birth certificate)
1891 – February 11 – John W. Lawrence born in Pittsburgh, Pa.
1895 – Good Roads Act written by William Flinn becomes law in Pa.
1898 - James Booth retires from Booth and Flinn and is succeeded by George H. Flinn
1914 – June 11 – John W. Lawrence (age 24) and Mary Flinn (age 27) married, reception at Senator Flinn's house at Braemar. (from marriage license)
1922 – Holland Tunnels built by Booth and Flinn.
1924 – February 19 - Senator William Flinn dies in St. Petersburg, Florida.
1924 – 1927 (app.) Hartwood Acres built.
1927 – April 27 - Nancy Galbraith passes
1929 - March 29 - George H. Flinn passes
1930 – George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge built by Booth and Flinn.
1934 - June 11 - John Frederick Scott born in England - adoptive son of Mary and John Lawrence - later changed to John W. Lawrence Jr. - lived in Grove City, Pa.
1937 - July 16 - William Lawrence born in France - adoptive son of Mary and John Lawrence.
1945 – January 26 – John W. Lawrence dies at age 54. (from death certificate)
1950 - A. Rex Flinn dies.
1960 – Booth and Flinn purchased by the last owner – New York Industrialist M. Edward Lipset.
1963 – Mary Flinn Lawrence in auto accident.
1967 – February 5 – Jeffrey S. Lawrence born (grandson of Mary Flinn Lawrence)
1968 – November 3 – Lee K. Lawrence born (grandson of Mary Flinn Lawrence)
1969 (?) Booth and Flinn out of business (per newspaper clipping – not dated)
1969 – Hartwood Acres purchased by Allegeny County from the Lawrence family.
1974 – October 29 – Mary Flinn Lawrence dies in Pittsburgh, Pa. (from death certificate)
1977 - October 27 – WQED films “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” at Hartwood Acres.
2003 - February 25 - William (Billy) Lawrence passes in Florida
2011 - December 21 - John W. Lawrence Jr. passes in Grove City, Pa.

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