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Lawrence Myking was born on 6 December 1916 in Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota. He attended local schools, and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1936. Shortly thereafter Lawrence began working at Wood Conversion Plant (later Conwed and then USG) in Cloquet, first as an apprentice and then as machinist; he remained with the company for more than forty-two years. Two of Lawrence's brothers served in the armed forces during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Navy. As a skilled machinist, Lawrence received a deferment and remained a member of the civilian workforce. Lawrence met his future wife Georgia in 1937; they were married on New Year's Eve 1937. The couple lived briefly on a small farm on the outskirts of Cloquet before moving into town during the war years. Lawrence and Georgia continued to live in Cloquet after the end of the war, and they raised their four children there. Lawrence had a number of hobbies, enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and was a member of Bethany Covenant Church in Cloquet.
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Saylor, Thomas, "Oral History Project World War II Years, 1941-1946 - Lawrence Myking" (2001). Oral History Project: World War II Years, 1941-1946. 133.