Gazlay Family History

FamilyEsther May Gazlay


FatherLeo Cornwall Gazlay (7 October 1892 - 18 May 1956)
MotherMaude Gertrude Bush (26 October 1893 - 19 June 1983)

Personal Information

Record Created: 15 November 2009; Last Edited: 13 March 2014 
NameEsther May Gazlay
Born 13 May 1917 in New Jersey1, 2
Married 10 July 1943 in Kerhonkson, New York to Stanley Lewis Lawrence3
Died 23 January 1994 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York1
Buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York4


Spouse 1FamilyStanley Lewis Lawrence (son of Lewis Minor Lawrence and Ruby May Stader)
Born 27 May 1908 in Remsen, New York
Married 10 July 1943 in Kerhonkson, New York to Esther May Gazlay
Died 24 March 1975 in Kerhonkson, New York
Children of Esther May Gazlay and Stanley Lewis Lawrence:
1.FamilySusan Lynn Lawrence
Born 24 October 1954 in Accord, New York
Adopted(child of unidentified parents, adopted by Stanley Lewis Lawrence and Esther May Gazlay)
Married 17 January 1993 in Broward County, Florida to William Frank ‘Billy’ Pitcock


  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Esther M. Lawrence, no. 058-03-8318
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, New York, Ulster County, Wawarsing, Enumeration District 56-90, Sheet No. 8A, family of Kelly Christian (50, New York, prison guard); wife Sara Christian (47, New York); son Ralph Christian (15, New York); border Esther Gazlay (22, New Jersey, secretary, lumber yard).
  3. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  4. Find a Grave (website).