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Lavinia Williams Baxter
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1847
Mackinac Island
Mackinac County
Michigan, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1887
Fish Creek
Door County
Wisconsin, USA

Additions and corrections are welcome for this memorial.
Birth information and parent links were provided by Caroline #47637929 on March 16, 2013.
The pictures at the right, labeled "Baxterhut" and "Baxter Family", were most likely taken after Lavinia's death. They may show her husband Samuel and some of her children as well as her home. More information is included in the caption area for the pictures.
"Levina Williams" married Samuel Baxter on Jan. 3, 1867 by JP F.G. Blakefield in Fish Creek, Door, WI.
Fish Creek
"Mrs. Samuel Baxter was confined on Saturday and died from the effects thereof on Sunday. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the remains being deposited in the Fish Creek cemetery. Mrs. Baxter leaves a husband and several young children to mourn her loss."
Door County Advocate: Saturday; April 16, 1887; pg 2, col 3; Sturgeon Bay, Door, Wisconsin
Children of Samuel and Lavinia:
-Robert Baxter
-Mary M. Baxter b. 1873 m. Herman August Roggendorf; age 13 yrs, 10 mos when her mother died.
-Hattie (Etta or Ettie) b. bef June 1875; about 12 yrs old when her mother died.
-Gustine Baxter, b. Apr 1876 m. Gertrude Helgason; age 10 yrs, 11 mos when his mother died.
-Samuel Baxter, b. 1878 m. Delia Williams; age 9 when his mother died.
-Jennie Evelyn Baxter b. Oct. 1879 (7 months in early June 1880) m. Frank Mortimer Stevens; age 7 1/2 years old when her mother died. (her obit & stone give two different birth years)
-Richard Dee Baxter b. Sept 1880 m. 1) Theresa Klaus Baxter; 2) Sophia (Glassburn) Allen Sheldon; Richard was 6 1/2 years old when his mother died.
-Child Baxter
-Delia Maude E. Baxter b. Sept. 1884/1885 adopted by Alex and Dora (Lechler) Wilson m. Charles F. Burns; age 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 years old when her mother died.
-Benjamin Eben Gage, b. 1887 - adopted by Joseph B. and Sarah (Sanborn) Gage m. Louise Alice Constance Carey; about 1 day old when his mother died.
After Lavinia's death, some of the children were adopted or raised by other families.
A certified court document establishing age, place of birth and parentage, dated Aug. 12, 1952, states that Gustav Baxter was born April 20, 1877 in Fish Creek, WI. His father was Sam Baxter born in Ireland, British Isles and his mother, Alvena Baxter, nee Alvena Williams was born at Cedar River, Michigan.
First name spelling variations: Lavina, Lavinia, Levina, Alvena 
Family links: 
  John R Williams (1823 - 1910)
  Mariette Slocum Williams (1829 - 1915)
  Samuel E Baxter (1843 - 1897)
  Mary Baxter Roggendorf (1873 - 1924)*
  Samuel Baxter (1875 - 1957)*
  Gustine Baxter (1876 - 1958)*
  Jennie Evelyn Baxter Stevens (1877 - 1914)*
  Richard Dee Baxter (1880 - ____)*
  Delia Maude E. Baxter Burns (1885 - 1961)*
  Benjamin Eben Gage (1887 - 1972)*
  Esther C Williams Hayward (1845 - 1889)*
  Lavinia Williams Baxter (1847 - 1887)
  Schuyler Williams (1850 - 1936)*
  Homer Williams (1853 - 1933)*
  Edward J. Williams (1854 - 1934)*
  Henry Williams (1855 - 1912)*
  Adelaide Williams Anguilm (1857 - 1890)*
  Leonard Williams (1861 - 1929)*
  Marietta Williams Oatman (1862 - 1889)*
  John R Williams (1862 - 1929)*
  Eli Williams (1865 - 1949)*
  Delia Williams (1868 - 1892)*
  Hiram Williams (1871 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Wife of S. BAXTER
Dec. 15, 1847 (note: this is different than date listed above)
Apr. (uncut)
BAXTER (at the base on Samuel's side of stone)
Note: On the same stone with Samuel Baxter. Very difficult to read.
Blossomberg Cemetery
Fish Creek
Door County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Dee
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106252315
Lavinia <i>Williams</i> Baxter
Added by: Dee
Lavinia <i>Williams</i> Baxter
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Lavinia <i>Williams</i> Baxter
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- Dee
 Added: Aug. 14, 2015
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- Caroline
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015

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