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James Franklin Baxter

Male 1876 - 1957


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  • Name  James Franklin Baxter  [1, 2, 3
    Born  20 Aug 1876  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Northfield, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  1880  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • F. James Baxter, son, single, male, white, age 3, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Ohio
    Iowa State Census  1885  Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • James F. Baxter, age 8, male, single, born in Louisa County, living with James and Catherine Davis in Kossuth (town)
    Iowa State Census  1885  Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Apparently counted twice in 1885:) James F. Baxter, age 8, male, single, born in Louisa County, Iowa
    Iowa State Census  1895  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • James Baxter, age 18, male, born in Louisa County, Methodist Protestant religion
    Research  Bef 1906  [4
    • He was widowed at the time of his marriage to Elsie.
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Married to Elsie, living with her and daughters: Alberta, Velma, and Alfrieda Baxter:) Line number 89: farm, dwelling number: 65, family number: 69: James Baxter, head of household, rented home, male, white, age 44, married, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry general farm, own account, number of farm in schedule: 46
    Census  1930  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • (Married to Elsie M., living with her and daughters: Alberta V., Velma M., and Alfreda L. Baxter:) Line number 75: Pleasant Street, dwelling number: 23, family number: 23: James F. Baxter, head of household, rented home, value of house or monthly rental $12, did not live on a farm, male, white, age 46, married, age at first marriage 23, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Virginia, mother's birthplace Iowa, state code: 65, could speak English, occupation proprietor, nature of industry restaurant, occupation code 889V, own account, actively employed at time of census, was not a veteran
    Residence  May 1931  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence  Nov 1936  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [12
    • Name: James F. Baxter; Sex: M; Born: 1876; Died or Buried: 1957; Age: 81; Buried: Edwards (township = Eliot); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page E-4; Notes: born 1876; died 11 August 1957
    Died  11 Aug 1957  [13
    Buried  Edwards Cemetery, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID  I10004  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Peter Jacob "Jacob" Baxter,   b. 2 May 1854, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1901 
    Mother  Sarah Matilda "Sadie" Davis,   b. 28 Oct 1858, Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1936, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Nov 1875  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 14
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Jacob F.(sic) Baxter; Spouse: Sarah M. Davis; Marriage Date: 9 November 1875; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Family ID  F3590  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Anna Ada Bridges,   b. Abt 1884,   d. Bef 1906 
    Married  18 Oct 1899  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: James Baxter; Event: Marriage; Event Date: 18 October 1899; Event Place: Louisa County, Iowa, United States; Age: 24; Estimated Birth Year: 1875; Father: P. G. Baxter; Mother: Sadie Davis; Spouse: Anna Ada Bridges; Spouse's Age: 15; Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1884; Spouse's Father: Jackson Bridges; Spouse's Mother: Mary Ann Mcneal; Reference Number: cn739 p101; Film Number: 1006649; Digital Folder Number: 004309899; Image Number: 80
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F23239  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elsie Mae Loper,   b. 29 Oct 1889, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1988, Wapello Nursing and Care Center, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Aug 1906  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 13
    Alt. Marriage  29 Aug 1906  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: James Franklin Baxter; Groom's Birth Date: 1877; Groom's Birthplace: Northfield, Iowa; Groom's Age: 29; Bride's Name: Elsie May Loper; Bride's Birth Date: 1887; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis, Iowa; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 29 August 1906; Marriage Place: Mediapolis, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: P. J. Baxter; Groom's Mother's Name: Sadie Davis; Bride's Father's Name: William Henry Loper; Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Peck; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Widowed; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02685-8; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1675729
    Residence  Sep 1919  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Alberta Verlea Baxter,   b. 28 Sep 1910, Elrick Junction, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1986
     2. Velma Marie Baxter,   b. 5 May 1913, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 2007, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alfrieda Louise Baxter,   b. 22 Jul 1916, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 2011, Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7285  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Wapello Township; Sutro Library, San Francisco, California; Sutro Microfilm Roll #553, Reel 67 of 121

    2. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S226] Baxter, Benjamin Franklin "B. F." - 90th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in an unknown Louisa County, Iowa, newspaper, probably the Wapello Republican, September 1919; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Source Information:

      Source Information:
      Census Place:
      Family History Library Film: Wapello, Louisa, Iowa
      NA Film Number: 1254350
      Page Number: T9-0350 451D

    6. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Yellow Spring Township, Sutro Library, San Francisco, California, Microfilm #552, reel 29 of 95.

    7. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Louisa County; Eliot Township. Sutro Microfilm 552, Reel 58 of 95.

    8. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 3B, page number: 266; enumeration date: January 20 and 21, 1920

    9. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Oakville town, Eliot Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-7, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 1B, page number: 33; enumeration date: April 4, 1930

    10. [S8371] Baxter, David Elgin - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 2, May 21, 1931; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1799] Baxter, Sarah Matilda "Sadie" (Davis) - Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 2, November 25, 1936; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S2940] Baxter, Elsie Mae (Loper) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9B, March 20, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).