Lucy Buxton

Brief Life History of Lucy

When Lucy Buxton was born on 16 November 1877, in Louisiana, United States, her father, William Harmon Buxton, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Evelyn Howard, was 23. She had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with William F Honeycutt. She lived in Ward Five, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States for about 20 years and Orange, Orange, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 24 April 1956, in Louisiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Starks, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William F Honeycutt
Lucy Buxton
Dessie H. Honeycutt
Althea Honeycutt
Samuel Honeycutt
Nellie Honeycutt
Susie E. Honeycutt
Caggie Inez Honeycutt
Wilson Lynn Honeycutt

Sources (9)

  • Lucy Buxton in household of William H Buxton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lucy Honeycutt, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Lucy Honeycutt in entry for Willie Buxton and Dessie Honeycutt, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning


habitational name from Buxton in Derbyshire, which in Middle English was called Buchestanes, Bucstones (i.e. ‘bowing stones’, from Middle English b(o)ugen, Old English būgan ‘to bow’ + stanes ‘stones’). It is probably named for logan stones in the vicinity. (Logan stones are boulders so poised that they rock at a touch.)

less commonly, a habitational name from Buxton in Norfolk, which is named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Bucc (see Buck 1) + Old English tūn ‘settlement, enclosure’.

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

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