Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Vauxes in the News -- Dr. George Henry Vaux Dies in 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 It's time for another edition of "Vauxes in the News" - a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Vaux (my 2nd great-grandmother's maiden surname) that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Pittsburgh [Penn.] Press newspaper dated 27 December 1927:

The transcription of the article is:

"Dr. George Henry Vaux

"Dr. George Henry Vaux, aged 61, a practicing physician in the Pittsburgh district, died today in his home, 5200 Liberty ave.  Dr. Vaux was born on the Southside and attended the old Humboldt school.  He graduated from the Western University of Pennsylvania in 1895.  He was on the staff of the Passavant hospital.  Dr. Vaux was a member of the Shadyside Presbyterian church.  He was a former councilman.  He is survived by one son, James Edward Vaux; a brother, Dr. David W. Vaux, and a sister, Mrs. Ella Plummer.  He was a cousin of the late Dr. C.F. Vaux, former director of the department of public health of Pittsburgh."

The source citation is:

"Dr. George Henry Vaux," Pittsburgh [Penn.] Press newspaper, Tuesday, 27 December 1918, page 8, column 4, George Henry Vaux  obituary;   Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 11 April 2022). 

George Henry Vaux (1867-1927) was born 27 March 1867 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of James Edward and Letitia (Jones) Vaux.  He married Mary Elizabeth Early (1874-1918) on 25 October 1898 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They had five children:

*  Letitia A. Vaux (1901-1904).
*  James Edward Vaux (1909-1953), married 1931 Emma Mary Brant (1908-1991).
*  Elizabeth Vaux (1910-1918).
*  David W. Vaux (1912-1918).
*  George Henry Vaux (1914-1927).

I am a second cousin three times removed to George Henry Vaux (1874-1927), with common ancestors of James Vaux (1787-1839) and Mary Palmer (1790-1845), who migrated from South Petherton, Somerset, England to Erie County, New York in the early 1830s.

There are hundreds of Vaux "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them. Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person becomes a doctor and serves their community. I am glad that I can honor Dr. George Henry Vaux today.

You never know when a descendant, relative or friend will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors or relatives, or will provide more information about them to me.


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