Edith May Paxton

Brief Life History of Edith May

When Edith May Paxton was born on 16 May 1881, in Kinlough, Bruce, Ontario, Canada, her father, Robert Paxton, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Dreany, was 25. She married Lon Barber about 1900, in Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in La Verne, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Grants Pass Election Precinct 2, Josephine, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died in August 1967, in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Lon Barber
Edith May Paxton
Marriage: about 1900
Jessie Margaret Barber
Wellington Oxley Barber
Russell Lon Barber
Harold Percy Barber
Donald Paxton Barber
William Lockwood Barber

Sources (23)

  • Edith Barber in household of Lon Barber, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith May Payton Barber, "Oregon, Center for Health Statistics, Birth Records, 1903-1918"
  • Edith May Paxton, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland (Paston in Kirknewton) or Huntingdonshire (Paxton). The former probably derives from an Old English personal name Pælloc + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename Paxton in Huntingdonshire is probably from Old English pearroc ‘enclosure, paddock’, or perhaps from an Old English personal name Pæcc + tūn.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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