Happy Birthday Harry Fawcett




In the first in what will become a regular series of birthday remembrances, I’m taking time to remember Harry Fawcett. Harry Allen Lawrence Fawcett was born 144 years ago today.

He was born 4 February 1872 in Jasper county, Iowa to Hugh and Helen (Baldwin) Fawcett. He was the second child. He had an older brother, Ralph C. Fawcett (1870-1885), and three younger siblings:

  • Franklin A. Fawcett (1876-1951)
  • George Emerson Fawcett (1877-1959)
  • Mary Lorena “Rena” Fawcett Hill (1881-1951)

As a young child, the family moved from Jasper County to Harrison, Adair County, Iowa. His dad was a farmer.

On 3 August 1899, Harry married to Miss Barbara Meyer at Sac City, Sac, Iowa. They had one child, Lona Iona Fawcett. They farmed in Jackson, Sac, Iowa for many years, but in 1921 decided to move to Minnesota. They lived near and then in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota for many years and finally retired to Austin, Mower, Minnesota.

Harry died 5 February 1956 at Austin, Mower, Minnesota, one day after his eighty-fourth birthday.

Harry Allen Lawrence Fawcett (1872-1956)
Harry Allen Lawrence Fawcett (1872-1956)

Where is he in the tree?

Where can I learn more?

The Fawcett Family

  • Publication date: March 2020
  • Pages: 716
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  • We can trace our Fawcett ancestry back to Thomas Fawcett who was born around 1683 in Ireland. This book starts with him and then traces his descendants. Detailed biographies are provided for our direct line from Thomas Fawcett to Harry Allen Lawrence Fawcett. Our Fawcett heritage is an interesting heritage of Early American Quakers, soldiers, homesteaders, and farmers. In the records, the name is found spelled many ways including Faucett, Faucit, Fawcitt, Fewcatt, Fawcatt, and Fawcet, but we know the name as Fawcett.

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