|Henry "Harry" Foxton was born in 1869 at
Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1938 in Douglas, Wyoming.
- Notice from The Douglas Budget, September 1, 1938
FOXTON, PIONEER RESIDENT, DIES FRIDAY
Rancher of LaBonte Country Fifty Years
Foxton, well known and well loved rancher and stockman of the LaBonte
section south of Douglas for the past fifty years, died last Friday
afternoon at the Smith hospital in Douglas.
He had been in ill health for several months and only recently was
admitted to the hospital.
Hardman Foxton was born at Fettercairn, Kincardinshire, Scotland, April
He crossed to America in 1888 and joined his brothers, Fred and
George, who had made the trip from Scotland several years prior.
About a year later another brother, John and a sister, Clara,
arrived in Wyoming.
(or Harry as he was better known to his friends) and John established a
ranch on Mill creek, south of Douglas and were successful in both the
cattle and sheep business. John passed away in 1937. Death took another
brother, Fred, two years later. The third brother, George, lives on a
ranch near Glendo.
The sister, Clara, had been living with her brother, Harry on the
Mill creek ranch up to the time illness of her brother compelled them to
move to Douglas.
services were held at Christ Episcopal church with the Rev. H.T. Shay of
Torrington officiating in the absence of the Douglas Rector, Rev.W.Hewton
A quartet composed of Mesdames C.E. Clark and John Slonaker and
Messrs. S.E. Layton and W.D. Trethewey sang.
Pallbearers were Charles Reid, T.C. Rowley, William Delahoyd,Archie
Hamner, William Morton and George Ullman. Interment was in the Douglas