OBITUARY - DAVID ELDER LAWHEAD
David Elder LAWHEAD, son of Robert Jackson and
Margaretta (ELDER) LAWHEAD, was born in Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, on September 26, 1853. He died
in September, 1928, at Saint Joseph.
The family changed their surname from LOUGHEAD to LAWHEAD when they moved
to Illinois from Ohio before David was born.
On September 26, 1876, Mounmouth, Illinois, David married Margaretta
"Rettie" WRIGHT, the daughter of James and Eliza (McCLEAN) WRIGHT. They lived at Mount Ayr, Iowa, then Tarkio, Missouri,
and the back to Saint Joseph, Missouri. They had three children: Robert, who died in early childhood around the age of
two or three; William T., born in Ringgold County, Iowa; and
Minta Elizabeth (LAWHEAD) FITZPATRICK, born at Tarkio, Missouri; four grandchildren: Maxine, William, and James LAWHEAD, and _____ FITZPATRICK.
was interred at Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Margaretta "Rettie" (WRIGHT) LAWHEAD was born August 24, 1852, Adams County, Ohio, and died the day after
May Day, two months before her daughter Minta's wedding day.
Maxine Vienna LAWHEAD, daughter of
William T. and Helen E. (COPPOCK) LAWHEAD was born in Buchanan County, Missouri, July 25, 1913, and died in
Buchanan County, Missouri, on December 24, 1917. She was interred at Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri.
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