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Re: Looking for Info on Ontario, Canada Coxon's
Posted by: Angela Coxon (ID *****9216) Date: July 06, 2005 at 19:01:54
In Reply to: Looking for Info on Ontario, Canada Coxon's by Angela Coxon of 322

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My ancestors may have come from the Manchestor area to Ontario. But I've only been able to go as far back as a marriage in 1913. This is my father's side of the family, and unfortunately he is the oldest living generation of this line of Coxon remaining. When this line of Coxon came over, they first settled in Prince Edward County (near Picton), and then spread to nearby Hastings County (Trenton, Cannifton, Belleville). Most of the family information was never passed on, or was lost. Here is what I know (hope it's not too confusing - I'm new to this sort of thing):

My grandfather's name was Charles Roy Coxon (Sr.). My grandmother's name was Lorna (Weese) Coxon. They married on April 1, 1946. Charles Roy Coxon Sr was born January 4, 1923 in Belleville,
Ontario. He died August 24, 1972 and is buried in the Belleville Cemetary. He had two brothers, Thomas Coxon Jr (he died during WWII), and John Coxon Sr (he also served during WWII, and he just passed away several weeks ago, and had three children, John Coxon Jr., Martin Coxon and Dawn Coxon). His (Charles Roy Coxon Sr.) father's name was Thomas Cantrel Coxon. We are not sure, but we believe Thomas Cantrel Coxon was born in/near Manchester, England and married Edith Vitler in 1913. There is a chance that they were both born in Ontario though.... If I could just figure out who his parents were that would be a big help. This line of Coxons came over from Manchester England to build and run a farm in Prince Edward County, near Picton. I believe the name of the farm started with a "C" but was not Coxon. Maybe it was Cantrel Farm??? It's very sketchy, but a brother came over, started the farm, and more family followed to help him with it. Edith Vitler was born in Eastbourne, east Sussex in 1891. Daughter of Edwin Vitler (1855-1913) and his 3rd wife Charlotte Carpenter Message (1856-1920). Edith had one brother (William Vitler) and sisters. They grew up in Salford, near Manchester. And as I already said, Edith married Thomas Cantrel Coxon in 1913. Unfortunately, that is as far back as I can go.

Moving back towards the present, my grandparents (Charles Roy Coxon Sr and Lorna (Weese) Coxon) had 5 sons and one daughter (Daniel, Rick, David, Andrew, Charles Roy Jr, and Joanne). Charles Roy Jr is my father. Joanne Coxon died as an infant and is buried in the Belleville Cemetary, same plot as my grandparents. Lorna has at least the one sister that I know of (Dorothy Weese Cassidy) and I think is still living. They were the daughters of Winfred Weese and Myrtle Hodge. Lorna was born (Lorna Mae Weese) April 11, 1926 in Trenton, Ontario, and died July 15, 1987. She is also buried in the same plot of the Belleville Cemetary. I know absolutely nothing else about this lineage, unfortunately.

Please feel free to forward this to any other Geneologist who may be able to help, especially if they know the names Coxon, Vitler, Weese, or Hodge.

Please email me directly at: if you can help in any way. Thank you!

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