Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - May 17, 2016 - Roxy Swackhammer McLane

Roxy Swackhammer McLane

Roxy Swackhammer was born the daughter of Mary Jane Ryder and Danford Swackhammer in Esquesing Township, Halton County, Ontario on March 12, 1867. She was one of 5 children; Angelia (1867), Roxy(1869), Orpha (1871), Franklin (1874), William Danford (1878).

Close up of Marriage record for Halton County Ontario 1891
 Roxy Swackhammer married Noble Paget McLane on January 1, 1891 in Acton, Halton County, Ontario. Noble listed his occupation as a Blacksmith. Both were Methodist and they lived in Acton Ontario. Roxy's racial Origin is listed as Pennsylvania Dutch. Witnesses were Joseph Spreight and Susannah Sinclair and the minister was Rev. G A Gifford from the Methodist Church. 

They had five children; Noble Arthur (1898), Stella Jane (1900), Bertie (1892), Franklin, Cecil.

She died on May 17, 1935.  She is likely buried in the Church Hill Cemetery which was originally known as the Swackhammer Cemetery. It was established in 1827 when Julia Ann Swackhammer, daughter of Jacob Swackhammer, died a few years after the family received a land patent from the English government.  Roxy's parents are buried here. Her parents are listed as buried there. Her gave stone was not found.

Rest in peace,

Jan Smith

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