Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Vauxes in the News -- Edward Vaux Dies in 1941 in Santa Ana, California

 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 Santa Ana [Calif.] Register newspaper dated 28 July 1941:

The transcription of the article is:

"Edward Vaux Called By Death

"Death last night claimed Edward Oscar Vaux, 62, at his home, 506 West Fifth street, Santa Ana.

"A resident of Santa Ana for the past 10 years, Mr. Vaux was employed as a salesman for the Kelly Roofing company.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Estelle Vaux; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Lyons of Monrovia, Shirley, Bonnie and Florence Vaux, all of Santa Ana; three sons, Herbert L. Vaux of Maywood, Walter and Glenn Vaux, both of Seattle; one sister, Mrs. Maud Hoff, South Dakota; a brother, Harry Vaux, Wisconsin, and one grandson, Robert Vaux of Maywood.

"Services will be conducted tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. from Brown and Wagner Memorial Chapel under the direction of the Rev. W.J. Hatter.  Interment will be in Westminster Memorial Park."

The source citation is:

"Edward Vaux Called by Death," Santa Ana [Calif.] Register newspaper, Monday, 28 July 1941, page 8, column 1, Edward Oscar Vaux  obituary;   Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 25 April 2022). 

Edward Oscar Vaux (1878-1941) was born 12 September 1878 in Lima, Wisconsin, the son of Edward William and Esther Josephine (Melish) Vaux.  He married (1) about 1897 Bertha May Nogle (1880-1970) in South Dakota, and the had two children:

*  Glenn Clayton Vaux (1898-1978), married 1919 Georgia C. Meyers (1899-1985).
*  Harold Walter Vaux (1900-1942), married 1933 Kathryn Esther Thiessen (1907-2002).

Edward married (2) 16 December 1906 in Watertown, South Dakota to Frances "Fanny" Richardson (1884-1982).  They had five children:

*  Florence Estelle Vaux (1906-????), married 1929 Clarence Marvin Vaughan (1903-1974).
*  Alice Marie Vaux (1909-????), married 1934 Jack Donovan Lyons (1908-1965).
*  Herbert Leroy Vaux (1911-1983), married 1937 Doris G. Gurr (1912-1981).
*  Bonnie L. Vaux (1917-????).
*  Shirley L. Vaux (1922-????)

I am a second cousin three times removed to Edward Oscar Vaux (1878-1941), 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 has a large family. I am glad that I can honor Edward Oscar 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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