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Cecil PaxtonAge: 67 years18951962

Name
Cecil Paxton
Birth September 1895 40 30
Note: Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: T623 465; Page: 10B
Birth of a brotherFrank L Paxton
December 1896 (Age 15 months)
Note: Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: T623 465; Page: 10B
Birth of a brotherJohn K Paxton
July 1898 (Age 2 years)
Note: Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: T623 465; Page: 10B
Birth of a brotherJames R Paxton
April 1900 (Age 4 years)
Note: Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: T623 465; Page: 10B
Death November 1962 (Age 67 years)
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Marriage: September 27, 1888, Keokuk, Iowa
11 months
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3 years
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Cecil Paxton
Birth: September 1895 40 30Iowa
Death: November 1962Barrington, Cook, Illinois
16 months
younger brother
20 months
younger brother
22 months
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Birth1900 United States Federal Census
Note: Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: T623 465; Page: 10B
Birth
Forest City, Winnebago, Iowa; Roll: T623 465; Page: 10B
Note
In the Spring of 1933 Cecil Paxton, Chairman, with the rest of the American Legion committee, Ed. J. Langendorf, Roy E. Wilmering and William Kessler scoured the records of the country and communities around, gathered the names and received financial aid from many in Barrington, Dundee and Elgin, and others interested. On the afternoon of Decoration Day, May 30, 1933, the marker was dedicated by very impressive and fitting ceremonies. Three living veterans of the Civil War who enlisted at that church were there that day: Charles F. Helm of Helm Road, W.D. Ellis and Frank B. Perkins of Elgin. Men of the First World War in uniform were the hosts. Probate Court Judge Charles C. Cutting was the speaker at the dedication ceremony. Memories stepped back more than seventy years. Mail delivery in the village was commenced October 1, 1928. Hobart Berghorn was carrier for the south side of the village and Walter L. Nightingale was carrier for the north side. Cecil Paxton delivered the parcel post. The Barrington office in 1963 has 13 regular and three substitute carriers serving 10 full routes, a parcel post route and an auxiliary route. Before this time of mail delivery, patrons had to call at the post office for their mail. They would peek in the glass window of their box and, if there were any, they stepped to the service window and asked for the mail to be handed to them. A few lock boxes came into later use for a few of the busiest persons who, unlike the majority, did not have the time to wait their turn in line at the window, or till the window was opened after the mail was distributed. The post office in those days was a real meeting place for people by date or otherwise. On January 1, 1949, Hobart Berghorn was made Assistant Postmaster, and was promoted to Postmaster on July 1, 1954. In 1952 Cecil Paxton was made superintendent of mails, and William Wilson was made foreman of mails. In 1953 Harry Wilkes said this office did over $585,000.00 business and in 1954 did three quarters of a million dollars of business; in 1955 over $808,000.00 business, maintaining over three quarters of a million average ever since. Cecil Paxton retired September 30, 1956, after twenty-eight years of service, because of ill health.