ALEXANDER LAWRENCE, farmer, section 28, Norwich Township, was born in Oxford Co., Can., July 22, 1836, and is the son of Samuel and Susanna (Kipp) Lawrence, both of whom were natives of the Dominion. Mr. Lawrence obtained his education at the common schools of his native county, and was trained by his father to the calling of farmer. At 20 years of age he found himself at liberty to engage in active life on his own account, and entered upon the pursuit of cooper, for 15 years.
He was married Aug. 9, 1865, to Charlotte Hoag, and of their union four children have been born: Myrtie E., Anna M., Nora I. and Harris A.
The family located in Newaygo County in 1867, settling in Norwich Township when it contained but three permanent resident householders. He entered a claim under the Homestead Act, consisting of 120 acres of land, of which he still retains possession. In political tendencies he is a Republican, and has held the office of Township Treasurer four years.