Little is known of Lawrence at this time. He supposedly went to Alaska during the gold rust with another local man. They returned and denied any success. However, both built large homes and Lawrence started a store in Austinville. His will was probated in Wythe County, Will Book 30, page 479. He left everything to his daughter Hazel Grove.
Nothing is currently known about Louise at this time. Anyone with knowledge - please contact me.
Lawrence and Louise's known children are:
1. Infant daughter that died 21-Jul-1908 and is buried in Oak Grove Christian Church Cemetary, and
2. Hazel Grove (17-Apr-1913 to 30-Mar-2002 ) SSAN: 229-60-2146
The Webmaster once located Hazel in Pulaski but she would not answer questions over the telephone. Anyone with knowledge - please contact the Webmaster. Since then Hazel died and left substantial legacies to Radford University from which she graduated in 1938 and the school district where she taught in the Florida panhandle.
Hazel bequeathed $820,000 to McConnel Liabrary at Radford University. She also left funds for a school district in the Florida panhandle where she had taught school. Hazel graduated from then Radford State Teachers College in 1938 with a B.S. in home economics with minors in English and science.
Hazel appears to have been a noteworthy lady and the Webmaster is really sorry that never had the opportunity to meet her. Those with personal knowledge are encouraged to provide more information about this wonderful teacher.