Lorenzo D. Vaughn (1858-1934)

Photograph - Lorenzo D. VaughnSource: West Virginia Blue Book
West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1919
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate
Tribune Printing Company, Charleston, West Virginia
Page 814, Lorenzo D. Vaughn

VAUGHN, LORENZO D. (Republican.) Address: Grafton, West Va. Born March 30, 1858, near Etna, Tennessee; educated in the common schools of Logan county, Kentucky; came to West Virginia in 1895; took a correspondence course in the Scranton School of Mines; entered the mines when nine years old; rose in his occupation until he became a Mine Foreman, an Inspector of Mines in West Virginia for two terms, and a Mine Superintendent; is a member of the United Mine Workers of America; elected to the House from Taylor county in 1918; committee service, 1919: Mines and Mining, Counties, Districts and Municipal Corporation, Forestry and Conservation.

Source: Lighting Journal, Volume II; January to December, 1914
Lighting Journal Company; New York
Page 71; Record of Patents

1,084,872. Igniter for Miners' Lamps. Lorenzo D. Vaughn and Theodore Miller, Grafton, W.Va. Filed Dec 12, 1911. Issued Jan. 20, 1914. Igniting device for miners' safety lamps for the purpose of producing a spark within the lamp.

Additional Information

Lorenzo Dow Vaughn died 16-Nov-1934 in Morgantown, Monongalia Co. WV
at age 76y-7m-16d. He was the husband of Harriet E. Vaughn.
His residence at the time of his death was 55 Donley St. in Morgantown.
Cause of death was Bilary Toxemia.
He was buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery.

from his wife's DEATH CERTIFICATE, #8148
Harriett Elizabeth Walker Vaughn born 2-Dec-1860, Jenkins Co., KY
died 2-Jun-1948 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, WV.
Daughter of James Walker (born in England)
and Mary Walker (born in Georgia).
Harriett is buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery.


1930 Census, Monongalia County WV
ED: 18; Morgantown City, 2nd Ward
445 Linden Street
Dwelling 235; Family 241
VAUGHN, Lorensa D; head; 72; m-30; TN-TN-TN; Foreman; Mine-Coal
", Elizabeth; wife; 68; m-25; KY-ENG-NC
GRIMES, Frank; son-in-law; 29; m-25; WV-WV-WV; Agent; Tire-insurance
", Belle; dau; 25; m-21; WV-TN-KY; Bookkeeper; Road-construction

1920 Census, Taylor County WV
ED:126; Fetterman District; Sheet 2B
1003 West Main Street
Dwelling 43; Family 52
VAUHN, Lorenzo; head; 62; TN-TN-TN; Salesman; Mine-supplies
", Hattie; wife; 58; KY-KY-KY
", Mabel; dau; 16; WV-TN-KY

1910 Census, Taylor County WV
ED:135; Fetterman District; Sheet 5A
Grafton City; 503 West Washington Street
Dwelling 100; Family 102
VAUGHN, Lorenzo D; head; 30; m1-18; AL-AL-AL; Inspector; Mines
", Harriett; wife; 41; m1-18; 2-children/1-living; AL-AL-AL
", Mabel; dau; 6; WV-AL-AL

1900 Census, Mineral County WV
Elk District; ED:67; Sheet 13B
Dwelling 221; Family 238
VAUGHN, Lorensa; head; 42; m-11; TN-GA-TN; Coal-Miner
", Hattie E; wife; 38; m-11; 1-child/1-living; KY-ENG-KY
HOPKINS, Abner C; Boarder; 36; single; WV-VA-VA; Clergyman
note: Hattie's row has 1-child-living but no children are listed in the household.


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