Charles S. Lawrence is a son of Samuel H. and Rachel W. Lawrence, the former being a contractor by occupation. He died in 1857. Mrs. Lawrence is still living, at Malone, New York, the home of Vice-President Wheeler. Charles was born at Malone February 17, 1855, and learned the printer's trade when seventeen years old. In 1875 he came to Atlantic, Iowa, where he was employed (excepting one year when he ran a paper at Dexter, Dallas County) until 1882. Early in that year he came to Manning and took charge of the Monitor.

He was married March 20, 1882, to Emma F. Walker, of Atlantic. They have one child, Glades. Mr. Lawrence is a member of the Odd Fellows order.

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