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Rae, Herbert Lawson
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Dates of existence
June 15, 1894 - December 17, 1958
Herbert Lawson was born in the North Yards area of Squamish to Allen and Kate Rae. He was a student in the first school. Around 1819, he joined the army and was assigned to Siberia. He later married Clara Lillian Nicholls, a teacher and the neice of Emily Carr. Clara was born on March 7, 1891 in England to Richard Nicholls and Clara Carr. They would have 6 children. The five that were alive in 1983 were Louise Riis, Herbert, Donny, David, and Betty Lorenz.
In the 1920's, Lawson was Government Road foreman when the road to Britannia was built. At one time he was Public Works Foreman. He was also a Dairy Farmer.
When Lawson died in December 1958, he had the only farm in active use in the Squamish Valley. His wife Clara died in 1976
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Mandates/sources of authority
Squamish Public Library, Squamish Files: Prominent Names.