Saturday, July 16, 2011

William W. Baxter & Elizabeth R. Rodgers Family

  William W. Baxter was born 27 February 1868 in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, son of William Baxter [1830-1897] and Helen McNeil [1835-1878] and died 31 August 1958 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois. He married 7 September 1902 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, Elizabeth Russell Rodgers who was born 13 February 1881 in Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri, daughter of John R. Rodgers [1844-1925] & Grace Goldie Liddell [1858-1923] and who died 16 October 1964 in Havana, Mason County, Illinois.
  William and Elizabeth moved to Jerome in 1901 and lived in Jerome until 1921 when they moved to Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.  William was a miner. Elizabeth was still a member of the Believers Church in Jerome at the time of her death.
William W. & Elizabeth R. Baxter
  To this union thirteen children were born:
  (1) Helen "Ellen" Baxter was born 19 January 1901 in Seatonville, Bureau County, Illinois, died 11 January 1990 in Graytown, Missouri, and was buried in the Floral Hill Mauseleum, Kansas City, Missouri.  She married in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, in 1926, Carl Dewey Whitney who was born 31 March 1898 in Norborne, Carroll County, Missouri, son of Reason Oscar Whitney and Nettie Stouffer and died 26 August 1972 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  Their last residence was in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
  (2) Grace Baxter was born 3 September 1903 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, died 21 August 1916 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried 22 August 1916 in the Jerome Cemetery.  [Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990 on FamilySearch.org: Source Film Number: 1673930]
  (3) William Robert Baxter was born 3 August 1905 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, died 11 December 1960 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and was buried in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois.  He married 20 April 1925 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, Goldie Belle Lance who was born 11 January 1902 in Breeds, Fulton County, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Henry Lance [1871-1941] and Minnie Mae Anderson [1873-1962], and died 14 December 1967 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.  Three children were born to this union:  Joyce Baxter, Phillip Clair Baxter and William Charles Baxter.
  (4) Margaret Alice Baxter was born 8 February 1907 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, died 5 March 1974 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and was buried in Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois. She married Lloyd A. Wright [1901-1964]. [Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950 on FamilySearch.org: Source Film Number: 1007186 and Social Security Death Index on Ancestry.com]
  (5) John Robinson Baxter was for 25 November 1908 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, died 12 March 1952 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and was buried in the Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.  He married Goldie J. Bath who was born 8 February 1913 in Dunfermline, Fulton County, Illinois, daughter of William Bath and Myrtle Politt, and who died 20 November 2006 in East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois.  Three children were born of this union.
  (6) Ruth Evelyn Baxter was born 9 November 1910 in Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, married 19 December 1958 in Oklahoma J. D. "Blacky" McKinney who preceded her in death, died 21 December 1997 at the Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois, and was buried in White Chapel Memory Gardens [ORC Lot 125, Section C, Space1 ] in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.
  (7) Lucile Esabell Baxter was born 18 May 1916 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, died 7 February 1917 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried 7 February 1917 in the Jerome Cemetery. [Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990 on FamilySearch.org: Source Film Number: 1673930]
  (8) Neil Rodger Baxter was born 9 December 1917 in Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa; died 10 February 2004 at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton, Illinois; and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.  He married 5 January 1969 in Bryant, Fulton County, Illinois, Mary Ellen Lacefield who was born 28 August 1928, died 24 June 2000, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery
  (9) Ulah Maxine Baxter was born 20 March 1920 in Jerome, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, died 1 July 2011 in East Peoria, Tazewell County, Illinois, and was buried in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.  She married on 1 October 1938 in Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa, Stanko Matayo who was born 13 November 1914 in Illinois, died 9 October 2001 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, and was buried in White Chapel Memory Gardens.
Neil and Maxine Baxter as Children
  (10) Kenneth George Baxter was born 16 April 1922 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, died 20 April 1983 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and was buried in the Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois.  He married 28 December 1947 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, Margaret J. Collie who was born 25 February 1920 in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, daughter of John C. Collie and Allie Westerfield, died 16 September 2003 in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida.
  (11) Keith Malcomb Baxter was born 16 April 1922 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, died 29 February 1960 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, and was buried in the White Chapel Cemetery, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.  
  (12) Shirley Jeanette Baxter was born 11 November 1923 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois; died 13 March 1997 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, and was buried in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria, Illinois.  She married 18 May 1947 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, Earl A. Davis who was born 10 December 1917 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, son of Charles A. and Pearl Simpson Davis, and died 6 January 2001 at the Life Care Center in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.
  (13) Dorothy Jane Baxter was born 25 May 1925, in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, died 13 October 1925 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois, and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Canton, Fulton County, Illinois. 
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  The Baxter Family Tree on Ancestry.com, posted and owned by JeepGirl2010, and the Martin Family Tree on Ancestry.com, posted and owned by charlesmartin86, provided much of the above basic information and pictures on the Baxter-Rodgers Family, supplemented by information from obituaries, census records, the Social Security Death Index, vital records on FamilySearch.org and gravestones in the Jerome Cemetery.
  Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1868 - Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland [FamilySearch.org]:  William Baxter, male, born 27 Feb 1868, at Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, son of William Baxter and Hellen Mcneil, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11662-1, System Origin: Scotland-ODM, Source Film Number: 6035516.
  1871 Scotland Census on Ancestry.com: Wm Baxter, 4, son of Wm and Ellen Baxter, living at 2 Simpson's Land in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.
  1881 Scotland Census on Ancestry.com: William Baxter, 14, coal miner, son of William and Mary Baxter, living at 27 & 28 Balquhatson Rows, Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
  New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 on Ancestry.com: William Baxter, age 19, male, miner, Place of Origin: Scotland, arrived 12 May 1887 on State of Nebraska, departed Glasgow, Scotland and Larne, Ireland.
  Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992 [FamilySearch.org]:  William Baxter, 34, born 1868, married 7 Sept 1902, Appanoose County, Iowa, Elizabeth Rodgers, 22, born 1880, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02551-5, System Origin: Iowa-EASy, Source Film Number: 1007180.
  1900 US Federal Census, Illinois, Bureau County, Hall Township, District 12, Image 79 and Image 80 on Ancestry.com.  Elizabeth Rodgers, 18, born Feb 1882 in Illinois, single, listed with her parents.
  1910 US Federal Census, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, Roll: T624_390, Page 8B, Enumeration District 21:  William Baxter, 42; Elizabeth Baxter, 29; Ellen Baxter, 9; Grace Baxter, 6; William Baxter, 4; Alice Baxter, 3; John Baxter, 6/12.
  Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 on Ancestry.com.  1915 Iowa State Census, Appanoose County, Lincoln Township, Post Office Jerome, Roll: IA1915_16: Card 161: Wm Baxter, 47, Miner, born Scotland, in Iowa 14 years, in US 28 years; Card 162: Elizabeth Baxter, 33, born Missouri; Card 163: Ellen Baxter, 14, born Illinois; Card 164: Grace Baxter, 11, born Iowa; Card 165: Wm Baxter Jr, 9, born Iowa; Card 166: Alice Baxter, 8, born Iowa; Card 167: John Baxter, 6, born Iowa; and Card 168: Ruth Baxter, 4, born Iowa.
  1920 US Federal Census, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa, Roll: T625_477, Page 6B, Enumeration District 24:  William Baxter, 51; Elizabeth Baxter, 38; William Baxter, 14; Alice M. Baxter, 12; John R. Baxter, 11; Ruth E. Baxter, 9; Neil R. Baxter, 2. 
  1930 US Federal Census, Illinois, Fulton County, Canton, District 13, Image 18 on Ancestry.com: William and Elizabeth Rodgers Baxter family. 
  1930 US Federal Census, Missouri, Jackson County, Kansas City, District 227, Image 209 on Ancestry.com: Carl D. Whitney and Helen (Baxter) Whitney.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for putting all of this information online. William Baxter was my great grandfather. His son William Robert was my grandfather. I'm hoping to come visit the Jerome Cemetery and surrounding area sometime in the near future. Brenda Baxter

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  2. Brenda, I am going to the Jerome Cemetery next week to take pictures. Tell me any gravestones you would like me to photograph and I will attempt to get them for you. Bill Hawkins

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  3. Hello. If either of you were to see this post, could you please email me: Jennifer at BrownEyedGirls28@yahoo.com ... I am curious because my grandfather is related to Mildred Baxter (who's not listed on your family tree). My family has the photo of William & Elizabeth Baxter that you have here, and that is my grandfathers grandparents.
    We would really like to find out why you have 13 children listed, when we thought there might be a possibilty that there were 14 children born to William & Elizabeth.
    Thank you,
    Jennifer

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