Johnson Harry Johnson, 82, of Columbus, passed away Sept. He was born in Shaws Bend community, Oct. He is survived by friend, Aubry Carter. Funeral services were conducted Sept.
James Asbaugh Saxton, born 1 MayCanton Ohio hardware store owner, banker, businessman, real estate developer, investor, property owner ; died 16 MarchCanton, Ohio.
Ida McKinley and the inter-generational members of her extended paternal family were unusually close and formed networks which established the early businesses and industries in Canton in diverse enterprises.
Through this alliance of Saxton family branches, several individuals among them emerged as extremely wealthy and powerful figures who guided the destiny of Canton.
One of these was James Saxton. Educated by private tutors, at eighteen years old he began a hardware business and then a dry-goods store, both of which thrived until he sold it by That same year he became founder and president of the Stark County Bank. It was located at the end of a city block known locally as the "Saxton Block," across the street from the Saxton House and among the businesses located there was a hotel and a mixed-use building which included residential apartments and offices.
He also invested in properties with potential for mineral and natural resource extraction, such as silver mines in Nevada. James Saxton, like his own father, was a rabid abolitionist and as a result was an early supporter of the newly-formed Republican Party in the s.
There is also indication that he was part of Canton Ohio's Underground Railroad, those citizens who aided African-Americans Sister education and mrs flowers their northward escape from slavery in the southern states. Among his three children, he found the greatest promise in first-born Ida and gave meticulous attention to the quality and breadth of her education and then her professional training in his bank.
Following his second marriage inJames Saxton spent an increasing amount of time in New York State at the home of his new wife and began pursuing new business partnerships in New York City.
Along with his son-in-law William McKinley, James Saxton also sought out expert medical advice on the epilepsy and neurological problems which beset his daughter Ida after Kate Dewalt was highly educated for a girl of her era and attended two boarding schools in succession, the Emmetsburg Female Seminary in Emmetsburg, Pennsylvania and then Linden Hall Seminary in Lilitz, Pennyslvania.
Saxton and her daughter Ida developed an unusually close relationship and as the latter matured it became her closest friendship. Mother and daughter were often mistaken for sisters.
This followed the pattern of Kate Saxton and her own mother Christiana Dewalt. During the Civil War, Kate Saxton became a local leader of women who volunteered to sew uniforms and gather necessary provisions for the Union Army, assisted by her then-teenage daughter Ida during her breaks at home from boarding school.
Like her husband, Kate Saxton was a fervent advocate for the full and equal higher education of women and the abolition of slavery. She was born in Potsdam, New York. Both of Ida McKinley's maternal great-grandfathers were leading figures in the development of Canton, Ohio as businessmen and civic leaders.
McKinley's maternal grandmother Christiana Harter Dewalt, established one of the town's first banks. Philip DeWaltthe father of Mrs. McKinley's grandfather George Dewalt, established the Spread Eagle Tavern, a thriving place which not only provided accommodations to travelers through town and served meals of beer and baked goods brewed and made in-house, but also served as a town meeting hall and house of worship.
The maternal grandparents of Ida McKinley's paternal grandfather John Saxton were Palatine German immigrants It is unclear who was Ida McKinley's immigrant Saxton ancestor, or where he originated from in Europe, though he is believed to have come from England.
It is known that one of her paternal ancestors, James Harlan, was born in England in and immigrated to the colony of Delaware. Birth Order and Siblings: For a period of time the part of the time both Saxton sisters were boarding school students at Brooke Hall Seminary in Media, Pennsylvania.
Inthey together spent six months on a grand tour of Europe and Mary's letters home provide much detail about Ida McKinley's life during that period.
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