Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Vauxes in the News -- Charles Vaux Dies in 1946 in Bloomer, Wisconsin

 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 Leader-Telegram [Eau Claire, Wis.] newspaper dated 15 November 1946:

The transcription of the article is:

"Charles Vaux, 76, Buried at Bloomer

"BLOOMER, Wis. {Special) -- The Rev. A. R. Boer officiated at funeral services Wednesday afternoon for Charles Vaux, 76, who died at his home of a heart attack Sunday at 8:45 p.m.  The services were held at the St. John's Lutheran church here.  burial was in the City cemetery.

"He is survived by wife wife, Augusta; a son Ernest, Bloomer; three daughters, Mrs. Helmuth Grossmann, Charles City, La., Mrs. Ray Fullard, Chicago, and Mrs. Ray Schumacher, Webster Grove; one great-grandchild.  A daughter, Mrs. Herman Dallman preceded him in death in 1944."

The source citation is:

"Charles Vaux, 76, Buried at Bloomer," Leader-Telegram [Eau Claire, Wis.] newspaper, Friday, 15 November 1946, page 3, column 1, Charles Vaux obituary;   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 16 May 2022). 

Charles A. Vaux was born 21 May 1870 in Dunn County, Wisconsin, the son of Josiah and Amelia (Mittlestadt) Vaux.  He married Augusta Dietsche (1870-1952) on 5 November 1892 in Dunn, Wisconsin.  Charles died 10 November 1946 in Bloomer, Wis.  They had five children:

*  Elsa C. Vaux (1893-1944), married 1924 Herman F. Dallman (1897-1953).
*  Ernest Louis Vaux (1896-1968), married 1936 Helene A. Boer (1912-????).
*  Dora Emilie Vaux (1898-1968), married 1921 Helmuth Wilhelm Grossmann (1900-1943).
*  Agnes Anna Vaux (1901-1984), married 1945 Ray Fulford (1902-1978)
*  Aimee Elizabeth Vaux (1904-1987), married 1835 Raymond Emil Schumacher (1898-1982).

I am a first cousin four times removed to Charles Vaux (1870-1946), 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 only family members listed in his obituary.  I am glad that I can honor Charles A. 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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