George Grant Paxton

2 March 1866–1931 (Age 64)
Chartiers Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Grant

When George Grant Paxton was born on 2 March 1866, in Chartiers Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John G Paxton, was 29 and his mother, Anna Knox Miller, was 28. He married Mary Ellen “Mamie” McNary on 20 January 1891. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1931, at the age of 65, and was buried in Oak Spring Cemetery, Chartiers Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Grant Paxton
Mary Ellen “Mamie” McNary
Marriage: 20 January 1891
James Clarence Paxton
Robert Knox Paxton
John Mcnary Paxton
Martha Aleta Paxton
George Reed Paxton
William S. Paxton
Anna Abigail Paxton

Spouse and Children

20 January 1891


    James Clarence Paxton


    John Mcnary Paxton


    Martha Aleta Paxton



    William S. Paxton


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John G Paxton


    Anna Knox Miller





    James Miller Paxton


    Lillian E. Paxton


    John Graham Paxton


World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 5

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 19

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from places in the former county of Berwickshire and in Cambridgeshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pæcc + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • George G Paxton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George G Paxton in household of J G Paxton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Grant Paxton in household of John Paxton, "United States Census, 1870"

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