January 26, 1909
Manx sportsman and Freemason
Innumerable friends in Liverpool, Birkenhead, and the Isle of Man will learn with sincere regret of the death of Mr. Lawrence Crosthwaite, of Ballasalla, Isle of Man, who, for the best period of his life, was a well-known property owner and resident in the North-end of this city.
He had at one time the management of the Orrell estates, and his keen business aptitude was recognised far and wide. As a Freemason he took quite a prominent position, joining the Rock Lodge, Birkenhead, nearly forty years ago, and rising step by step until he took provincial honours. In the higher branches of the craft he attained distinction, and is said to belong to quite thirty Degrees.
In recent years he has resided in the Isle of Man, where he was respected far and wide. In Volunteer circles in Liverpool, in the early days, he was recognised as a smart shot, while, as a sportsman, either with gun, rod or golf stick, in the island, he readily came to the top on all occasions.
The funeral is fixed to take place at Malew Churchyard to-morrow (Friday).
(Source: Liverpool Echo: January 28, 1909)