William Lawrence was one of Hugh French’s sources for his exhibit on the history of the Eastport, Maine. Born in 1889, Lawrence worked in the cannery as a young man, then in a local pharmacy and even studied to be pharmacist in Massachusetts but wasn’t able to finish due to health problems. French was not certain, but he thought Lawrence worked as a carpenter in Eastport after that.
Date of Birth
Hugh French, “Herring and Pollock”, Eastport, Maine, cannery, storyteller, carpenter
Folklore | Oral History
Lawrence, William, "William Lawrence" (1889). Maine Song and Story Sampler Artists. 47.