Genealogy of Lawrence Albert Stoneburner

Lawrence, son of Linzie Otis and Ella Stoneburner, continued the occupation of farming. On 26 February 1924 he married Goldie Ardath Spracklin in Christian Co., Ill. She was the daughter of Grace Belle Austin and George E. Spracklin, also residents of Shelby Co., Ill.

On Sunday, July 5, 1925, “Lawrence Stoneburner was given a birthday surprise by his wife. At the noon hour about 40 of his relatives and friends gathered with well-filled baskets and a big dinner was spread under the trees on the lawn. Among the good things to eat were five big cakes. Mr. Stoneburner received a number of nice presents. Those present were her. and Mrs. John 14 I. Stoneburner, his grandparents; Mr. and Firs. Tom McConnell and son Tony; Mr. and Mrs. George Spracklin and family; Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Stoneburner and family; Bert and Hazel McDaniels and son Richard of Springfield; Thomas, Richard and Lena Bennett; John Stoneburner’s family; Lyman Stoneburner and family; and Bill Stoneburner. The afternoon was spent in swimming and eating ice cream. All departed a late hour wishing Mr. Stoneburner many more happy birthdays.’

In later years their farm was situated in Cold Spring Township. In the fall of 1964 Lawrence and Goldie retired from the farm and moved to a home in Shelbyville, Illinois. Lawrence died that following spring.

“Lawrence A. Stoneburner of Shelbyville passed away at the Shelby County Memorial Hospital at 8:20 a.m. today.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Friday at the Lockart and Son Funeral Home, with burial in Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 Pm Thursday.

Mr. Stoneburner was born in Sheby County on July 8, 1902, the son of Linzie and Ella Miller Stoneburner. He was married to Goldie Spracklin on Feb. 26, 1924. Mr. Stoneburner had been a farmer in the Cowden area, retiring in 1964 and moving to Shelbyville.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie; one daughter, Mrs. Lena M. Cox of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Everett Stoneburner of Indianapolis and Franklin Stoneburner of Herrick; and one sister, Mrs. Sylvia Frost of Herrick.”

Goldie Stoneburner still resides in Shelbyville, Illinois.

701 Lawrence Albert Stoneburner born 8 July 1902 Shelby Co., Ill. married 26 Feb. 1924 Goldie Ardath Spracklin born 8 April 1904 Shelby Co., Ill. died 2 April 1983, Christian Co. Ill. died 14 April 1965 Shelby Co., Ill.

Children of Lawrence Albert Stoneburner and Goldie Ardath Spracklin:

  1. 810 Lena May Stoneburner born 13 Feb. 1925 Shelby Co., Ill. married 19 Sept. 1942 James Harvey Cox born 22 Nov. 1919 Piatt Co., Ill. died 7 June 1991, Shelby Co. IA died 23 Oct 1982, Shelby Co, IA
    1. 911 Helen Joyce Cox (author) married and divorced Harry R. Tregillis
      1. 1001 Nina Marie Cox married Ernie O. Smith
        Ch: Jeff, Erie, and Veronica
    2. 912 James Leverett Cox married Gloria Gayle Wakefield
      1. 1007 Timothy Cox
      2. 1008 Rachel Cox
    3. 913 Robert Lawrence Cox married Coleen Reed
      1. 1002 Tamara Marie Cox m. Jason Stivers
      2. 1003 Sara Diane Cox m. Todd Anderson
      3. 1004 Robert Mathew Cox
    4. 914 Valerie Sue Cox born Shelby Co., Ill. married Thomas A. Gaddis
      1. 1005 Thomas Ryan Gaddis
      2. 1006 Ross Gaddis

Sources for the Genealogy of Lawrence Albert Stoneburner:

  • 16 July 1925 Shelbyville Democrat
  • 14 April 19U5 Shelbyville
  • Daily Union
  • Family Records

Cox, Gaddis, Stoneburner,


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