Elizabeth and Thomas Waxham
- Thomas emigrated from England, and was married twice, both
times the bride was an Elizabeth. From this second family came
Alfred , Adelaide Victoria [1842
- 1909] Herbert O. [1844-1935] Wilbur  and
Melissa  all in Chautauqua County New York. The family
moved to LaPorte County Indiana in 1858.
Edith Belle [Cady] and Herbert O. Waxham
- In 1863, Herbert joined the Civil War as had older brother
Alfred and O.B. Foster when he was of age for enlistment in the
128th Indiana Infantry. After the war he left La Porte for Bloomfield
Iowa in 1870 where he was working as store clerk. Then in Des
Moines for the 1900/1905 census. Then on to homestead (one of
the last before the Denver Land office closed in 1908) and become
a resident of Grover, Weld County, Colorado for the 1910 census.
Edith [1858-1930] married Herb in 1882, she was born in Iowa
and parents were from Indiana. 3 boys,
- Harrison O. [1889-1936], married with child according to
- Earl Cashes [1888-], moved to Wyoming, married 3 children
- Herbert Homan [1885-1948].
- I did a geologic review for oil production potential of their
Grover homestead in 1968 when I was a student at Colorado School
Lillian Mae [Snyder] and Herbert H. Waxham
- Married in 1912 and together in the 1920 census for Denver
Colorado. Lillian's parents were born in Illinois and she was
born in Iowa, July 1889. Herbert was working as a sheet metal
mechanic at the Denver Omnibus and Cab Co. [Also in the house
was a boarder, Nettie L. Howard, age 27 from Iowa]. This marriage
produced Stewart Edwin Waxham [1921-1986] born in Denver Colorado.
- Lillian, Stewart and Herbert had a chicken farm from 1922-1938
in Van Nuys CA then moved to Grants Pass Oregon. Herbert died
at Grants Pass in June 1948. Stewart enlisted for WWII service
at Portland OR in July 1944, married Ann Jeanette Hood, and died
at Grants Pass in 1986.
- 1933 Advertisement in the Van Nuys (California)
- One of Herbert's accomplishments was being superintendent
of the Van Nuys Community Methodist Sunday School and led the
building drive for its church. In spring 1938 Mary Dean made
the trip out after graduation from University of Nebraska, much
as her older brother Ozro had done in 1933. No earthquake this
time but during her stay with the Waxhams, she met Marvin
Mayo at a Methodist youth camp. They were most likely
introduced by Frank Martin who was a friend of Herbert through
the church connection and an older brother (in-law) to Marvin.
- Later, Lillian moved to Broken Bow and married George
Leo Dean, second event for both. After Leo died in 1965
she returned to Grants Pass where she died in 1980.
Information on the Waxham family is provided courtesy of Bob
Waxham of Smithfield VA.