|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1848, England|
|Death: ||Feb. 3, 1924|
John Buxton, a retired farmer living at Driggs, was born in Sheffield, England,
in March, 1843. He has therefore passed the seventy-seventh milestone on life's
journey and his has been an active and useful career, in which his well directed
interests have brought him substantial success, enabling him now to rest from
further labor. He is a son of John and Elizabeth (Camel) Buxton, who were also
natives of England.
In 1847 the father passed away in England and in 1849 the mother with her family
crossed the Atlantic and settled in St Louis and where in 1849 she passed away,
a victim of the cholera epidemic. In 1853 the family came to Utah, crossing the
plains with ox teams and settling in Salt Lake City. John Buxton began herding
cattle and was employed on various ranches to the age of twenty-two years, when
he made his way to the Cache valley of Utah, becoming one of the pioneer
settlers of that district. In 1863 he went to Omaha, Nebraska, and the following
year returned to Utah with a party of immigrants and a large amount of freight.
He experienced all the hardships and privations incident to the settlement of
the frontier. He took up land near Smithfield and cultivated and improved the
place, continuing its further development until 1900, when he sold the property
and removed to Teton county, Idaho, then a part of Fremont county. He purchased
land near Driggs, about four and a half miles west of town, and at once began to
till the soil and plant his crops. Year after year he continued the work of
improving the farm until 1918, when he retired from active business life and
removed to Driggs, where he purchased a nice home that he has since occupied.
He and his son Stillman own together a thousand acres of good land and he is a
stockholder and director in the First National Bank of Driggs, in the Driggs
Light & Power Company, of which he is vice-president and one of the directors,
and a stockholder in the Palace Garage Company and in the Beet Growers Sugar
Company of Rigby.
On the 12th of March, 1865, Mr. Buxton was united in marriage to Miss Mary A.
Pond and to them were born eleven children: Alfred, Lewis, Elizabeth, Thaddeus,
Stillman, Laura, Florence, Verley W., Joseph, Sarah, and Camel, deceased. The
wife and mother passed away in August, 1919 after an illness of two years.
Mr. Buxton's political support is given to the republican party and he has
served as county commissioner but otherwise has not sought nor filled office.
Throughout his life he has found inspiration and courage for the labors of the
morrow through the faithful discharge of each day's duties and he is recognized
as a man of sound judgment
and enterprise whose business affairs have been wisely and carefully conducted
and whose industry and perseverance have been the basis of his growing success.
He has now largely put aside the more active labors of life and is enjoying in
well earned rest the fruits of his former toil.
Elizabeth Carnel Buxton (____ - 1849)
Mary Anner Pond Buxton (1850 - 1919)
John Alfred Buxton (1866 - 1904)*
Mary Elizabeth Buxton Toolson (1868 - 1947)*
Thaddeus Buxton (1870 - 1934)*
Joseph Buxton (1872 - 1900)*
Laura Abigail Buxton Toolson (1874 - 1951)*
Baby William Carnel Buxton (1876 - 1876)*
Sarah Buxton (1877 - 1893)*
Lewis Sumner Buxton (1879 - 1938)*
Stillman Buxton (1881 - 1929)*
Edgar Buxton (1884 - 1909)*
Florence Buxton Bowen (1887 - 1948)*
Verlie Buxton Wood (1894 - 1950)*
Note: Born in Sheffield England Died in Driggs ID
Plot: Block 6 lot 2
Created by: mj
Record added: May 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5453010
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