Oregon City Enterprise, December 18, 1896 (published date on newspaper)
LAWTON – At his home in Mt. Pleasant, 1 ½ miles south of this city, on Sunday, Dec. 20 1896, after a lingering illness, Asa S. Lawton, aged 53 years, 5 months and 12 days.
Deceased was born at Collins, Erie county, New York, July 7, 1843. Enlisted in the volunteer service August 4, 1862 to serve three years; was discharged June 8, 1865 and came to Oregon in June 1875. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Mr. Lawton served this county very acceptably in the legislature of 1892-93. His health was broken during his service for his country in the civil war, and two years ago he had an attack of la grippe, from which he never fully recovered, though paralysis was the immediate cause of his death. He was a descendant of the Quakers and exemplified in his life the purity of thought and motive so characteristic of that people.
His wife and son survive him.
The funeral took place at the residence Monday afternoon, conducted at the house by Rev. M. L. Rugg and at the grave by the Masons. The interment was in the Masonic cemetery.
Oregon City Enterprise, January 1, 1897
Whereas, the Great Master having called our Brother A. S. Lawton to that higher degree, which all must attain, it becomes our mournful duty to pay our last tribute of respect to his memory;
Therefore be it
Resolved, That in his death or Order sustains a most regretful loss, his faithfulness in health, his fortitude in sickness and his beauty of character at all times, made him a shining mark for death, and he has removed from hence to our infinite sorrow.
Resolved his family receive the aid and sympathy of the Grange in this their bereavement.
Resolved, That a page of our minutes be set apart to the memory of our departed brother, and that our charter be draped in mourning for the period of 30 days, and a copy be transmitted to the family of the deceased, also a copy to Northwest Pacific Farmer and the leading papers of the county.
J. Casto, Mrs. Mary Lazelle, D. McArthur
Warner Grange, No. 117, New Era
Name: Ambrose S Lawton
Residence: Evans, New York
Age at Enlistment: 19
Enlistment Date: 4 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Evans, New York
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, New York 116th Infantry Regiment on 20 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 08 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
Birth Date: abt 1843
Death Date: 20 Dec 1896
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General, Research by Harold Slavik
Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
Name: Ambrose S Lawton
State of Cemetery: Oregon
Date of Death: 20 Dec 1896