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Rev. George Fredrick Hardman Foxton 

(father) b.1825


Notices regarding John "Jack" Foxton


  • From Casper Star Tribune, 63rd Annual Wyoming Chronicle:

On the Esterbrook mine, 4 mining claims were established General B. "Ginny" Johnston, Tommy Barnes, Lyman B. Cooper, John "Jack" Foxton, and M.B.O. Rutherford. Sold to Esterbrook Mining Company on 7/1/1897 for $10,000 and incorporated 8/31/1900 with a capital stock of $100,000.  Foxton was appointed mine superintendent.  Foxton with A.R. Kelly of Queens County NY created the Esterbrook Post Office and were the first 2 postmasters.  In September 1907 the Esterbrook Mining Company was sold to Kelly and 2 New England partners for $39,000 and was resold a month later to the Boston-Wyoming Copper Company of Tie Siding, Wyoming, for reported $1,199,850.  John Beverly Foxton liked to relate this story to show the business acumen of the Foxton Gentlemen.

  • From  The Douglas Budge December 1, 1927:


Peacefully the end came to Jack Foxton Monday noon and with his passing Converse county lost a splendid citizen. Death followed a long period of illness, it having been six and a half years since he was stricken with the malady that made him an invalid all that time.

Jack Foxton was a real pioneer.  Not only in length of residence here, but because he possessed that enterprising spirit that ever sought new fields in the development of the country.  He had faith in the mineral resources of this section and was one of the organizers and officers of the Douglas Oil Fields Company, the pioneer organization that operated in Brenning Basin.  He was greatly interested in copper mining in the Esterbrook district and was one of the organizers of the company and manager of the Esterbrook mine, which is the most pretentious effort yet made to develop our copper deposits. For nearly a quarter of a century he was United States commissioner.  Not until illness caused a slackening of his activity did he halt in his efforts to further the interests of his community.  He was of that most desirable type, a good citizen and a valuable one.

Jack Foxton was born at Fettercairn, Kincardinshire, in the Scottish Highlands, November 30, 1866, the son of Rev. G.F.H. Foxton, an Episcopal clergyman.  He was educated at Trinity College, Stratford-on-Avon, England.  Upon leaving school he served an apprenticeship at Napier's in Glasgow, the largest ship building plant in the world.  In 1889 he came to America and to Wyoming.  In 1892 he purchased the ranch on Mill creek, which has grown into one of the best cattle ranches in this section.  Mr Foxton, in addition to his other activities, has continued in the cattle business, in which he was associated with his brother, Harry.  Miss Clara Foxton, a sister lived with them on the Mill creek ranch. Two other brothers survive, George L. of Glendo and Fred W. of Douglas.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Christ Episcopal church, conducted by the rector, Rev. E.P. Baker.  Pallbearers were T.C. Rowley, W.H. Bollin, C.W. Nylen, A.W. Kenyon, Charles Reid and Ross Norcross. Burial was in the Douglas cemetery.