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Edwin Ruthven Lamson, 1642

Birthplace: New York,New York,New York
Death: 1932 (64-65)
Summit, Union County, NJ, USA
Place of Burial: Village Cemetery, Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Sawyer Lamson, 1208 and Mary Hart Lamson
Brother of Harriet Newell Lamson, 1640; John Sawyer Lamson, 1641; Horace Holden Lamson; Dr. William Judson Lamson, M.D. and Mary Judson Musgrave

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About Edwin Ruthven Lamson, 1642

Full text https://archive.org/details/descendantsofwil00lams/page/355 "Descendants of William Lamson of Ipswich, Mass 1634-1917" by Dr. William J. Lamson pp 355-356


Edwin Ruthaven /9 Lamson, (John S. /8, Samuel /7, Samuel /6, Paul /5,Thomas /4, Thomas /3, John /2, William /1), was born at New York City, N. Y., March 12, 1867.

Edwin Ruthven Lamson was educated at the Pingry School, Elizabeth, N. J. He entered the Third National Bank of New York City, but after being there a few years, he decided to go to college, and entered the preparatory department of Oberlin College, Oberlin, O., where he studied two years (1887-1889), and then entered Yale University, in the Class of 1893. During his college course at Yale he was interested in athletics, football, bicycling and track work — and was Deacon of his class, and a member of the Yale Debating Club.

After leaving Yale in 1893, he went to Boston, and was with Carter, Dinsmore and Co., manufacturers of inks, for a year. In 1895 he founded the firm of Lamson, Wolfe and Co., publishers, of No. 6 Beacon St., Boston, of which he was senior member. In 1899 he removed to New York, and was with the Guardian Trust Co., and later with Schwartz, Dupee & Co., Stock Brokers. From 1901 to 1903 he was manager of the New Haven branch office of the American Finance and Securities Co., of New York City. He then went back to New York, and was with the firm of Catlin and Powell, brokers, of 35 Wall St., for several years.

After the death of his brother, John S. Lamson, he became President of the Dustoline-For-Roads Co., of Summit, N. J., and resides there with his brother, Dr. William J. Lamson, at 120 Summit Ave. He is unmarried and a member of The Union League Club of New York City. He owns a summer home, "Waveland," at Belle Terre, Long Island.

Note: Following is the preface to William Judson Lamson's "Descendants of William Lamson of Ipswich, Mass.,1634-1917" Edwin is credited for having assembled the original data of this genealogical opus.


This book represents the genealogical gleanings of thirty years. The first steps were made by Edwin Lamson, of Summit, N. J., in 1888, and the collection of further data was later taken up by the author and compiler, who has worked at it ever since with varying degrees of genealogical enthusiasm and intensity. The demands of a busy professional life have retarded the work to a large extent. Much help has been given to him by Miss Flora M. Lamson, of Cottage City, Mass., who died in 1916, and by Albert H. Lamson, of Elkins, N. H.

The author begs to apologize in advance for any errors or inaccuracies, which may appear in the book. The difficulties in the way of gathering accurate statistics are very great. Not only do the Town Records and Vital Statistics at times show conflicting data, but personal letters, abstracts from old documents, family bibles, deeds, etc., from which a work like this is largely made up, present a surprising variation in their statistical information. Then, too, awkward gaps occur in certain lines of descent, which must be bridged by painstaking analysis of the facts available, and the most logical inferences and hypotheses have been selected as the probably correct solution of the problem.

The difficulties above mentioned and an unwillingness to record on the printed page any possible inaccuracies which might impair the value of a genealogical work, have led to a diffidence in having this work published. But there is so much that is of interest to William Lamson's descendants, and the author has been requested so many times, by so many people, to have the results of his investigations published, that he offers this book as a record of his gleanings.

https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofwil00lams/descendantsofwil00lams_djvu.txt ibid digital text

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Edwin Ruthven Lamson, 1642's Timeline

March 12, 1867
New York,New York,New York
Age 64
Summit, Union County, NJ, USA
Age 64
Village Cemetery, Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA