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Horace CLAXTON
Charlotte STRAUB
Husband:  Horace CLAXTON
Birth:  1844, England
Death:  1918
Occupation:  watchman
Father:  Henry CLAXTON
Mother:  Adelia DAVEY
Marriage:  30 May 1872, DeKalb Co., IL
Wife:  Charlotte "Lottie" STRAUB/STROUB
Birth:  1850, English Canada
Death:  29 Sep 1929
Disposition:  buried Malta Cemetery, Malta, DeKalb Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. STRAUB
Mother:  Ms. __?__
Children born in De Kalb Co., IL:
1.  Alice CLAXTON, b. 1872/3
2.  John Roy CLAXTON, b. 1877/8
3.  Harry Louis CLAXTON, b. 5 May 1889; d. 12 Jun 1962


Sources:

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
Claxton, Horace Stroub, Charlotte 05/30/1872 Book D, p. 32 De Kalb Co.

2.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #9 of 32):  Malta P.O., Malta, [Malta Twp.,] DeKalb Co., IL, p. 451B, PN 9, enumerated 15 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 19
58 58 Tindall Thomas 30 M W Farmer 12080 3630 MI     /
    [Thomas's wife and child, et al.]
    Stroub Lottie 20 F W Domestic Servant     Canada / /  

3.  1880 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #6 of 26):  Malta, [Malta Twp.,] DeKalb Co., IL, Roll 202 (Book 1), p. 114D, PN 8, SD 2, ED 33, enumerated 10 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
77 77 Claxton Horace W M 36     / Watchman   Eng Eng Eng
    _______ Lottie W F 29 Wife   / Keeping House   Can Can Eng
    _______ Alice W F  7 Dau /   At School / Ill Eng Can
    _______ John R W M  2 Son /   "   Ill Eng Can
Listed next to Charlotte's sister, Annie (STRAUB) CLAXTON, who is listed next to Elizabeth (__?__) STRAUB

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #23 of 25):  Malta Village, Malta Twp., DeKalb Co., IL, Roll 296 (Book 2), p. 167A, PN 12A, SD 2, ED 10, enumerated 25 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
260 264 Claxton Horase Head W M Jun 1844 55 M 28     England England England 1855 45 Day laborer 0   Y Y Y O H
    _______ Charlett Wife W F Sep 1849 50 M 28 3 3 Canada Canada (Eng) England           Y Y Y    
    _______ Ray Son W M Jun 1873 26 S       Illinois England Canada     Salesman 0   Y Y Y    
    _______ Ray Son W M Apr 1878 22 S       Illinois England Canada     Day laborer 0   Y Y Y    
    _______ Harry Son W M May 1889 11 S       Illinois England Canada     At School   9 Y Y Y    
Surely the eldest child is Alice (see 1880) and the enumerator screwed up when transferring his field notes to the census forms.  Listed next to Horace's presumed brother, David CLAXTON, who is married to Charlotte's presumed sister, Anna STRAUB.
 

.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

.  Messages posted to the CLAXTON Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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