Roxa Jane Clinton

ID # 3129, (1850-1936)
BirthRoxa Jane Clinton was born on 5 December 1850 at Wentworth County. 
MarriageShe married George Lawrason, son of Lawrence Purvis Lawrason and Maria Thomas, on 4 January 1869 at Wentworth County.
MS248 reel 17, Vol. 82, page 200
Wentworth County Marriage Register

George Lawrason, 25, born Brant, residing Beverly. Parents Lawrence P & Maria R. Lawrason
Roxa Jane Clinton, 18, born Wentworth, residing Beverly. Parents Jno. & Elizabeth A. Clinton.
Witnesses George Bigger and P. Draper
Marriage date 4 January, 1869.
Clergyman J. Draper, Methodist Episcopal Church.
MarriageShe married George Kells on 6 April 1915 at Petrolia, Lambton Co..
Mrge reg. 007460-15 Petrolia, Lambton Co.
George Kells, 59, widower, Methodist. Born Inniskillen Twp., residing Petrolia. Parents Wm. Kells and Elizabeth Hodgins.
Roxa Jane Lawrason, 60, widow, Methodist. Born Wentworth Co., residing Petrolia. Parents John Clinton and Elizabeth A. Misener.
Witnesses Mrs. M. A. Scarsbrook and Mrs. M. Kirkpatrick, both of Petrolia.
On 6 April, 1915, at Petrolia, by H. D. Miner, Petrolia.
DeathShe died on 2 October 1936 at London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, at age 85. 
BurialShe was buried on 4 October 1936 at Hillsdale Cemetery, Enniskillen Twp. 
NoteRoxie's birth date as shown in the 1901 census taken at Town of Petrolia is 5 December 1856. The year is likely rather later than actual.
Her age in the 1891 census would indicate her birth years was 1853 and her age as of the 1881 census would indicate her birth year was 1851. This later date is likely the more reasonable.

On 6 April 1915 at Petrolia, Roxie married again to George Kells, age 59 of Petrolia, son of Wm. Kells and Elizabeth Hodgins. He was a widower. Roxie gives her age as 60 and her birth place as Wentworth County, Ontario. She names her parents as John Clinton and Elizabeth A. Misener. George Kells died in 1923.

Death reg. 024711-36 London, Middlesex Co.
Roxy Jane Kells died Oct 2, 1936, at 272 Talbot Street. Also residence. Widowed. Born Ontario. Date of birth Dec 5,1850. Age 85 years, 9 months, 27 days. Husband George Kells (deceased). Parents John Clinton, born Scotland, and Elizabeth Ann Misener, born Canada. Physician Dr. A. Cameron. Informant Miss Luella Misener, 272 Talbot St., London, Ont., cousin. Burial Oct. 4, 1936, at Petrolia Cemetery.

Note that the birth registration for son Henry shows his mother as a Blasdale. At first glance, we may document her mother as a Misener and this is probably correct. Roxa, however, in the 1861 census is shown as age 11 with her father John Clinton and mother Elizabeth. There is another child, son George, age 1. This has at least the look that John's wife Elizabeth may have been a second marriage. Conclusive evidence that this is the case has not been found. 

Children of Roxa Jane Clinton and George Lawrason

Last Edited13 Jan 2019