When Elizabeth Waln Vaux was born in 1854, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Hon. Richard D. Vaux Esq., was 38 and her mother, Mary Morris Waln, was 40. She married Horace Greely Backenstoe Artman on 8 June 1880, in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and New Jersey, United States in 1914. She died in 1943, at the age of 89, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’. Compare English Vause and French Devaux .
History: Richard Vaux (1749–90) emigrated from Sussex, England, to Philadelphia, PA, in early youth. Calvert Vaux, landscape architect, emigrated from London, England, to America in 1850 and designed several major US parks, including Central Park in New York City (with Frederick Olmstead). — This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (along with its variant Veaux and altered form Devoe ) and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America.