Charles Francis Laseron
LASERON, CHARLES FRANCIS (1887-1959), naturalist and connoisseur, was born on 6 December 1887 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States of America, third and youngest child of English parents the Rev. David Laseron, Episcopalian clergyman, and his wife Frances, née Bradley. The Laserons were of eastern German origin and Moravian in religion. Late in 1888 the family returned to London but again migrated, reaching Sydney in January 1891. In June 1892 David Laseron was shot while travelling in a train near Redfern. His injuries led to severe nervous disorders and bouts of acute depression. In 1896 he was given charge of a parish at Lithgow, where Charles (or Carl as he was then known) received early schooling before his mother brought him to Sydney to attend St Andrew's Cathedral Choir School as scholar and chorister.
Self-reliance was forced on Charles by the difficult circumstances of his boyhood. He attended evening classes ...Read more at the source website