Biography of John C. Buxton
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JOHN C. BUXTON, deceased; was prominently identified with the interests of Springfield. He was born in New Boston, N. H., where he attended school and afterward became a clerk in a dry goods store in Nashua. In 1848, he came to Springfield, and was employed as clerk in the office of the general local management of the C., S. & C. R. R.; subsequently succeeded to the local management, and in 1869 was appointed Assistant Superintendent, and for a number of years filled that position creditably; he was elected Cashier of the Savings Bank, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Newlove, which position he held at the time of his decease, which occurred July 21, 1880. Mr. Buxton left behind him the record of an active, honorable life: keen, active, farseeing and wise in business, and affectionate with friends, he was held in high esteem in the business and social circles in which he moved, and he was not only one of the most active of business men in private affairs, but also connected with public enterprises. He was twice married; his first wife was a sister of Mr. John Norris whom Mr. Buxton succeeded in the local railroad management, and also a sister of Charles P. Norris, who was for a long time express agent here, she having deceased in 1860, Mr. Buxton subsequently married Miss Jennie Wiseman, who, with three children, survives him, and now resides on the property No. 394 East High street, which was purchased and improved by Mr. Buxton, and which is a handsome property, which, by its surroundings and furnishings, indicates culture and refined taste. Mrs. Buxton is the daughter of the Rev. John Wiseman, a well known and prominent minister of the Presbyterian Church, and is an accomplished lady.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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