Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Vauxes in the News -- Mary Early Vaux (1874-1918) Dies in 1918 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.] Daily Post newspaper dated 2 November 1918:

The transcription of the article is:

"Mary Early Vaux

"Mary Early Vaux, wife of Dr. George H. Vaux, died Thursday in her home, Liberty avenue and Baum boulevard.  She was a member of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and leaves her husband, two sons, James Edward Vaux and George Henry Vaux, Jr.; two brothers, William A. Early and John N. Early, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas J. Fulmer and Mrs. Sadie E. Sorg."

The source citation is:

"Mary Early Vaux" Pittsburgh [Penn.] Daily Post newspaper, Saturday, 2 November 1918, page 7, column 5, Mary Early Vaux  obituary;   Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 4 April 2022). 

Mary Elizabeth Early (1874-1918) was born 9 February 1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William J. and Sarah (Shannon) Early.  She married George Henry Vaux (1867-1927) on 25 October 1898 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They had five children:

*  Letitia A. Vaux (190-1904).
*  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 Mary's husband, 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 family has four children who did not survive childhood.  I am glad that I can honor Mary Elizabeth (Early) 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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