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Ian Loxton
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The Canadian branch of the Loxton's

Information provided by Marcia Loxton Worley, USA

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ELIJAH JOHN HENRY LOXTON is my great-great grandfather (I have a picture of him taken when he was in his late 30's - early 40's). He was b. 1841 in England. Father's name was George, no mother's name yet. Married ELIZA CRIBB, July 14, 1861 in Bristol, England. Lived on Lead House Lane in Bristol. He was a blacksmith, she was a tailoress.  (I have their certified marriage license).

ELIJAH J.H. and ELIZA immigrated to Ontario, Canada abt. 1868-1870, with 3 children who had been born in England. They settled in Toronto and Stratford, Ontario until abt. 1878 when the family moved to Petrolia, Lambton Co, Ontario, CAN.
My great-grandfather, WILLIAM HENRY, was their 4th child and their first to be born in CAN. ELIJAH J.H. may have worked for the railroad while living in Toronto and Stratford (this is the portion of his life I am trying to find more information on - trying to fill this gap between 1866-1878). After moving to Petrolia he worked for Stevenson Boiler Works (located on Robert Street where the Fletcher Hotel now stands) until it went out of business. He built his house directly across the road from the company. After the closing of Stevenson's he opened his own boilermaking shop on Centre Street which was also the same location as his home...probably on the same parcel of land.
ELIJAH J.H. is claimed to be the first man to put a rivet patch on a boiler which saved many hours of labor in boiler repairing. Oil was discovered on his 5 acre parcel and after his retirement he supervised his own oil properties. He lived in Petrolia for the rest of his life and died Feb 15, 1933. He is buried at Hillsdale Cemetery, Lambton Co, Petrolia, ONT (92 years of age).

HIS CHILDREN:
#1: ELIJAH, b. May 15, 1862 in Bristol, England, m. EMILY CATHERINE McCARTHY in 1889 in Chicago, Illinois, d. 1949. They divorced abt. 1903.
His children: (1) JAMES EDWARD, b. 1891 in Petrolia, m. MYRTLE LILLIAN KLOCKSEIN;
(2) ELIJAH JOHN HENRY, b. 1893 in Petrolia; Had 3 wives, names unknown. May have settled in Illinois or Minnesota.
(3) IRENE, no information on her. This branch of the family spread from Illinois to Minnesota.

#2: ELIZA C. b. 1863 in Bristol, England, m. ARTHUR ENNIS & GEORGE MITCHELL, d. Aug 9, 1949. Lived in Sarnia, Lambton Co, ONT. Had one daughter MAYME MITCHELL who moved to Port Huron, Michigan.

#3: GEORGE A.J. b. 1865-66 in Bristol, England, m. IDA CLIFFORD in Port Huron, Michigan, d. Apr 1, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois.

#4: WILLIAM HENRY, (my great-grandfather) b. Oct 27, 1870 in Toronto, York Co, Ontario, CAN, m. RACHEL ANN GALLOWAY, Oct 24, 1891. She died in 1940. He m. SARAH HAWKINS abt. 1948 (he was 78 at the time). William Henry moved to Port Huron, Michigan, where he opened a boiler shop. His business was the first to own an intermittent arc welder in St. Clair County. Died March 1952 in Port Huron, MI.
His children: (1) WILLIAM HENRY, JR, b. 1893 in Petrolia, m. PEARL OPRAH BUNDY in 1914, d. July 1971 in Sarnia, ONT.
(2) BERTHA JANE, b. March 1895 in Petrolia, m. WILLIAM McCOOMBER, d. Sept 1944 in Detroit, MI.
(3) THOMAS LORNE, b. Aug 1897 in Petrolia, m. ELLEN MAUDE LEATHORN & ELSIE MAY HAWLEY, d. Jan 1951 in Port Huron, MI.
(4) LLOYD EDWARD VAUGHAN, b. July 1899 in Petrolia, m. BERTHA ELLEN HARRIS & LOTTIE DELORES THOMAS, d. March 1981 in Port Huron, MI.
(5) ROY, b. Jan 1903 in Petrolia, m. LAURA FLORENCE WERNER & VERNAL McCLEMMONS, d. March 1981 in Port Huron, MI.
(6) HAZEL MAE, b. Feb 1906 in Petrolia, m. ADAM RICHARD WIRTZ, d. Aug 1989 in Port Huron, MI

#5: SARAH ANN, b. 1873 in Bristol, England, d. 1880 of scarlet fever.

 #6: JAMES HENRY, b. 1876, birthplace unknown, m. ELIZA MUXLOW, d. Feb 1971 in Petrolia, CAN

#7: THOMAS EDWARD, b. Apr 20, 1878 in Petrolia, m. MARY ANN FORSYTHE, d. June 1952 in Enniskillen Township, Lambton Co, Ontario, CAN.

#8: MARY ANN, b. Dec 1881 in Petrolia, m. GEORGE HAWTHORNE MAITLAND, d. Nov 1977 in Forest, Lambton Co, Ontario. (I have been in touch with this branch of the family and have exchanged pictures and family records).

#9: CHARLES, b. 1885, m. ROSE SEYMOUR, d. June 1970 in Sarnia, Lambton Co, Ontario.


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