The Clarksburg Telegram., May 12, 1910
Former Resident Here Dies Suddenly of Paralysis at Morgantown Home
Mrs. Ida Lawson died suddenly at Morgantown at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Death came unexpectedly, although Mrs. Lawson had been in rather poor health for some time. The cause was paralysis.
The deceased woman was born about 50 years ago in Harrison county, near Clarksburg, and spent the greater part of her life in this vicinity although she had made Morgantown her residence the last ten years.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
The oldest son, Herschell, who was notified by telegram of the death of his mother, left Kansas City Tuesday night and will arrive at Morgantown Thursday, when the final arrangements will be made.
The other survivors are T. W. Lawson, father, of this city; two brothers, E. H. Lawson, of Kansas City, and J. C. Lawson, a doctor, of Auburn, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Cather, of Clarksburg, and Mrs. J. D. Marple, of Grafton; four children, Herschell, of Kansas City, a graduate of the university, of the class of ‘06; Mollie, Raymond and Morley, of Morgantown.
Mrs. Ida Lawson was a woman of many high qualities and was held in high esteem by all her neighbors and acquaintances. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and a devoted mother, and she lived the life of a Christian woman in all things.