Fanny Baxter

9 August 1829–11 August 1915
Market Overton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Fanny

When Fanny Baxter was christened on 9 August 1829, in Market Overton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Baxter, was 47 and her mother, Ann Leeson, was 42. She married John Joseph West on 17 May 1854, in Market Overton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Staunton Township, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 11 August 1915, in Staunton, Miami, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Raper Chapel Cemetery, Staunton Township, Miami, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Joseph West
Fanny Baxter
Marriage: 17 May 1854
Thomas Jefferson West
George B. West
Joseph Henry West

Spouse and Children

    John Joseph West



17 May 1854
Market Overton, Rutland, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Jefferson West


    George B. West



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, variant (originally a feminine form) of bæcere ( see Baker ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fannie West, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fany Baxter in household of Henry Lagonby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Fanny West in household of John J West, "United States Census, 1870"

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