|Fredrick William Foxton
was born in 1864 at Fettercairn, Kincardine,
and died in 1929 at Douglas, Wyoming. He married Clara Gertrude Richardson
of Lincoln, England, in 1891 in New York.
- From The Douglas Budget, February 14, 1929
FRED W FOXTON, PIONEER, IS DEAD
End Comes Suddenly to Douglas Man
Douglas people today were shocked to learn that Fred W
Foxton had died last evening. He
had been down town as late as Tuesday, though not feeling well, an old
complaint having returned to harass him.
Wednesday it was known that he was seriously ill, the end coming
about 7:30 at his home.
Fred Foxton was a pioneer of Wyoming, coming here in 1884.
He was a man of splendid character, genial
personality, broad in his views of life and charitable with his
fellow man. He had a part in
the making of Wyoming from the time he came here from his native Scotland.
He was born at Fettercairn, in that country, May 17, 1864.
In the spring of 1884 he came to Wyoming and was with the 76 outfit
in Johnson county for seven years. On
November 8, 1891, he was married in Grace church, New York City, to Miss
Clara Richardson who had come from England to meet her intended husband.
They came to this county, locating first on Mill creek, later
moving to the ranch on Elkhorn. Mr Foxton during his residence on the ranch being engaged in
the cattle business. About
twenty-one years ago they moved to Douglas and for a number of years Mr
Foxton was engaged in the mercantile business, being one of the owners of
the Metcalf Mercantile Company. Of
recent years he has been the appraiser for the State Farm Loan Bank, his
work in this line being of a high order.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Dorothy
(Mrs. Frank Messenger), of Hollywood, Calif., who is en route to Douglas
and will arrive Saturday night. Two
brothers, George and Harry, and a sister, Clara, also survive. A brother
Jack, died a little over a year ago.
services will be held at Christ Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, Rev. F.G. Harkness coming from Laramie to conduct them.
Burial will be in Douglas cemetery.