Joseph Simmons Saxton

Joseph Simmons Saxton

Male 1829 - 1903  (73 years)    Has 4 ancestors and 10 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Joseph Simmons Saxton 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 7 Oct 1829 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1903 
    Person ID I514616  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2007 

    Father John Saxton,   b. 29 Sep 1792, Huntington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Laird,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Aug 1815 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Family ID F210044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriett Anna Danner,   b. 15 Jul 1830,   d. 17 Mar 1901  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1851  Canton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Anna Laura Saxton,   b. 24 Sep 1852,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Madison Saxton,   b. 24 Jul 1857,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Charles Elmer Saxton,   b. 19 Jan 1860, Canton, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Goodman Saxton,   b. 7 Jun 1861,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Helen Buckingham Saxton,   b. 8 Apr 1862,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F210046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Simmons Saxton, one of Canton's oldest and most widely esteemed residents, died at 8:45 o'clock Monday morning at his home, 602 West Tuscarawas street. Death was caused by cerebral anaemia which is thought by the attending physician to have been the direct result of injuries received by Mr. Saxton in a street car accident about three years ago. Since November last he had been more or less ill, but only for the past week was he confined to his bed. Mr. Saxton was born in this city October 7, 1829, at the family residence on the site now occupied by the McKinley Hotel, and had resided here all his life. He received his education in the district schools in the private school of Rev. T.M. Hopkins, and in the old Canton academy, which then occupied the site of the present high school. Mr. Saxton was connected with the Canoton Repository, then owned by his father, John Saxton, who has founded the paper in 1815. During his service on the Repository he was married on his twenty-first brithday to Harriet A. Danner, the sister of John Danner of 430 South Market Street. Five children were born to them: Anna Saxton, who died in infancy; John M. Saxton of Pueblo, Co, who is connected with the Colorado Fuel and Iron Co; Charles E. Saxton , also of Pueblo, cashier of the Western National Bank; Mrs. H.S. Danforth, who has been living with Mr. Saxton in this city, and W.G. Saxton, cashier of the First National bank of Canton, who has made his residence with his father. Shortly after his marriage, Mr. Saxton, together with John F. Reynolds, engaged in the hardware business in a store formerly situtated on Market Street in the middle of the block now occupied by the court house. After twenty years had passed the partnership was disolved and Mr. Saxton entered the insurance business in which he was actively engaged for over twenty-five years. Mr. Saxton was the last of a family of six children. This brothers were John, George R., James A., and Thomas W. Saxton; his sister Mrs. Hannah Jane Goodman. For thirty years Mr. Saxton had lived at his late residence and for many years before that the family residence had been on the opposide side of what is now Wells street, on the southeast corner of Wells and Tuscarawas streets. Mr. Saxton's place in this city was one comprising many interests, business and social, built up during his lifelong residence here. He was almost universally known, and had the love of many friends. He had been for years a member of the First Presbyterina church. He never consented to join any secret society. The funeral arrangements have not been definitely made, except that the services will be held from the residence Thursday afternoon. Rev Milligan officiating, and he will be buried in the family lot beside the grave of his wife.

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