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Article Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Walter Bowue Lawrence, a descendant of the old Lawrence family which came from England and settled on Long Island In 1643. died yesterday afternoon at 5:30. at his homo. Willow Bank, on Lawrence street. Flushing. He had been confined to his home with illness for the past two weeks. Kidney troublo was the cause of his death. Mr. Lawrence was the head of the brokerage firm nf W. B. Lawrence 20 Broad street. Manhattan, and was one of the oldest members of tbo Stock Ex change. His father, John W. Lawrence, was elected to Congress in 1845, and was also a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York State. J.Ir. Lawrence was torn in Willow Bank, which Is one of the finest homes in Kl us lilt-g. It was built in and stands on a high hill near the Flushing Creek. Mr. Lawrence traced his ancestors back tc the ancient Romans, claiming that seme of the Laurentii of that noblo race descended through English ancestry of whom the first name in the Doomsday Book was that of Sir Robert Lawrence of Ashton Hall, who in Ilia planted the banner of Ihe Cross on the battlefield of St. Jean d'Acre and received for bis gallantry the honor knighthood and a coat-of-a'-ros from Richard. Three Lawrence brothers came to America, and In 1G43 ihey settled on Long Island. Two of these Lawrences were among the pat-intees of Flushing, recognized by Governor Kieft In 1(345. Lawrence was a graduate of Columbia University, with the class of '59, and while he was admitted to the bar, he never practiced law. Ho engaged in the brokerage business shortly after leaving college, and it is said that ho made a fortune. His estate at Flushing is regarded as the most valuable tract of land In the village. Mr. Lawrence was a member of tho University, Knickerbocker, Wlss and Oak-lund Golf clubs. Ho was fond of horses, and always had a number of valuable horses on his estate. His wife, who was Anna Townsend. died In 1905. Ho is survived by one brother, Robert B. Lawrence of Flushing, who several years ago ran for Borough President of Queens; two Bisters, one son, Townsend, and one daughter, Miss Anita Lawrence. Tho funeral will be held Mondav afternoon at. 2:13 o'clock, from his late home.