You will note that Charles, as many men during that time period had more than one job. He is mentioned in the article about “Hacks” as one of the drivers. His obituary tells of his diverse interests and businesses.
Excerpts from his obituary
Charles B Lawton, aged seventy-one years died at his home on the corner of Second and Center Streets. He had been confined for two days with the influenza, though he had been in poor health for several years.
When a young man, Mr. Lawton ventured forth in the world. He was a great lover of the horses and he handled them for a number of years and in fact till his last days. Years ago when the large menageries and circuses used to travel on the roads drawn by the horses, he being handy with the reins used to drive 10 and 12 pair on the leading wagons, and he often time entertained his friends relating his experiences.
After he left this work he came to this village and started a livery and sales stable with G. E. Van Arnam.
With his father D. S. Lawton, he carried the mail from this place to Hadley. When he gave this up he established a transfer line in the village and a general carting business.
Later ran a general truck-man and jobbing business. (note the receipt as “Dealer in Coal, Hay and Straw Trucking and Furniture moving a specialty”) For years he was the manager of the Standard Oil Co in this
Probably no person will be more missed than “Charlie” Lawton for his heart was as large as his means and many persons were the receivers of his noble generosity.
Survivors are his wife Eva Roberts Lawton, one sister; Mrs. Hugh Barker, two brothers, Harry Lawton and Ivory C. Lawton.