Robertson, Tate MacEwen (1878-1948)

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 555.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 555.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 329.

Henderson’s City of Vancouver Directory, 1906, page 329.

Tate MacEwen Robertson was a bookkeeper for the shipping and commission merchant firm of Evans, Coleman and Evans. He lived at 746 Gilford Street in 1906.

Tate MacEwen Robertson was born on December 24, 1878, in Victoria, British Columbia. His father was Alexander Rocke Robertson (1841-1881), who was a lawyer and judge. Tate’s mother was Margaret Bruce Eberts (1844-1912).

In 1881, Tate was living with his parents in Victoria.

In 1891, he was living with his mother in Chatham, Ontario.

It appears that he was in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1900.

By 1905 he was working in New Orleans, Louisiana. On July 9, 1905, he married Mabel Nixon. She was born in Bridgeton, New Jersey, on March 3, 1875. Her parents were James Boyd Nixon (1847-1896) and Elenore Scull (1851-1922). Mabel had been married before, to James Oscar Nixon (1874-1902); he had died of typhoid fever.

In 1906, Tate was in Vancouver, working as a bookkeeper for Evans, Coleman and Evans. He lived at the following addresses in Vancouver:

1906 746 Gilford Street
1907 to 1912 1127 Beach Avenue
1913 to 1917 1563 Matthews Avenue (unnumbered from 1913 to 1915)
1918 and 1919 3290 Granville Street

In 1908 and 1914, Tate and Mabel appeared in the Vancouver society directories.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 75.

Elite Directory of Vancouver, 1908, page 75.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 58.

Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory, 1914, page 58.

In 1913, the Robertsons moved to 1563 Matthews Avenue in Shaughnessy Heights. In 1914, they applied for a permit to build a garage on the property.

District: Point Grey
Permit: 1453
Owner: Robertson, T. L.
Architect: Robertson, T. L.
Builder: Allan & Son
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 37 Sub: Resub: Lot: 10
Date (Y-M-D): 1914-05-29
Street Number: 1563
Street Name: Matthews Avenue
Value: $200.00
Remarks: Factory/warehouse; (g) garage
Reference ID: PG-5792-5793-17

Vancouver Building Permits, Heritage Vancouver, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?cID=1 [searched July 18, 2017].

In 1920, Mabel published a book called “The Other Side God’s Door,” which was a series of “automatic writing” communications that she had received from several famous people who had died.

The Other Side God’s Door, by Mabel Nixon Robertson, London, England, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, 1920; https://archive.org/stream/theothersidegods00robe#page/n6/mode/1up.

The Other Side God’s Door, by Mabel Nixon Robertson, London, England, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, 1920; https://archive.org/stream/theothersidegods00robe#page/n6/mode/1up.

Mabel’s book received a review in Azoth, The Occult Magazine of America:

Azoth, The Occult Magazine of America, volume 8, number 3, March 1921, page iii; http://www.iapsop.com/archive/materials/azoth/azoth_v8_n3_mar_1921.pdf.

Azoth, The Occult Magazine of America, volume 8, number 3, March 1921, page iii; http://www.iapsop.com/archive/materials/azoth/azoth_v8_n3_mar_1921.pdf.

In 1921 the Robertson family travelled to Europe. They sailed from Southampton to New York in January 1922.

By 1930, the family was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tate was a securities broker.

In 1934, Mabel received a United States patent for her invention of a food server.

Food server, US 1969580 A; http://www.google.mk/patents/US1969580; Publication number: US1969580 A; Publication type: Grant; Publication date: 7 Aug 1934; Filing date: 31 Dec 1932; Priority date: 31 Dec 1932: Inventors: Nixon Robertson Mabel; Original Assignee: Nixon Robertson Mabel.

Food server, US 1969580 A; http://www.google.mk/patents/US1969580; Publication number: US1969580 A; Publication type: Grant; Publication date: 7 Aug 1934; Filing date: 31 Dec 1932; Priority date: 31 Dec 1932: Inventors: Nixon Robertson Mabel; Original Assignee: Nixon Robertson Mabel.

Mabel’s marriage to Tate in 1905 had removed her United States citizenship. In 1935 she successfully applied to become a United States citizen again. In 1936, Tate became a naturalized United States citizen.

In 1942 Tate was with the Philadelphia investment banking firm of Walter Stokes and Company.

Tate and Mabel lived in Philadelphia until about 1947, when Tate became ill, and they moved to Vancouver.

Tate died in Vancouver on May 10, 1948. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Mabel died on November 22, 1950. She was buried in Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

Tate and Mabel had the following children.

 

Tate MacEwen (“Mack”) Robertson

Tate MacEwen (“Mack”) Robertson was born in Vancouver on January 5, 1910.

In 1934 he married Janet Lord Galey.

He died in Pennsylvania (either in 1963 or 1968). He was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

 

Madeleine Nixon Robertson

Madeleine Nixon Robertson was born about 1913.

In 1941 she became a naturalized United States citizen.

On July 29, 1947, in Philadelphia, she married David Quail Ewing II, who was a medical doctor.

David died in November 3, 1960. He was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Madeleine died on June 11, 1976. She was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd.

 

James Mabel Nixon (sometimes Robertson)

James Mabel Nixon was the daughter of James Oscar Nixon and Mabel Nixon. She was born about 1903.

On May 4, 1929, she married Edward Cooke Willcox. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Jan. 21, 1902.

It appears that James (Mabel) died in Connecticut on February 12, 1955.

In 1958, Edward married Anne Palms, who was the niece of the author Ring Lardner.

Edward died in Washington, D.C. on August 14, 1975.

Anne later married Carroll Perry Jr. Anne died on November 9, 2009, in Bethesda, Maryland. Carroll died on February 10, 2010.

 

Sources

Alexander Rocke Robertson (father of Tate MacEwen Robertson)

T. M. Eastwood and Paul Williamson, “ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER ROCKE,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 11, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed July 17, 2017, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/robertson_alexander_rocke_11E.html.

Hon. Alexander R. Robertson, in A History; British Columbia, by R. Edward Gosnell, R. E., Compiled by the Lewis Publishing Co. 1906, pages 320-321; https://archive.org/stream/historybritishco00gosnrich#page/320/mode/1up.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-8ZM : 30 June 2017), A. Roche Robertson, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 29; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG2-GJC : 13 April 2017), Alexander Roche Robertson, 1881.

 

Margaret Bruce Eberts (mother of Tate MacEwen Robertson)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-8Z9 : 30 June 2017), Margaret B Robertson in household of A. Roche Robertson, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 29; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGN-V2Q : 13 April 2017), Margaret Bruce Robertson, 1912.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QSV5 : 28 February 2017), Margaret Bruce Robertson, Death 08 Jan 1912, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 08 Jan 1912; FHL microfilm 2,218,871.

“British Columbia, Victoria Times Birth, Marriage and Death Notices, 1901-1939,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DS-QSBS : 28 February 2017), Margaret Bruce Robertson, Death 08 Jan 1912, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; from Victoria Daily Times news clippings, City of Victoria Archives, British Columbia, Canada; citing Victoria Daily Times, 09 Jan 1912; FHL microfilm 2,218,871.

“Mrs. Robertson Passes Away,” Victoria Daily Colonist, Janaury 9, 1912, page 1 [includes photograph of “The Late Mrs. Rocke Robertson.]; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist5723uvic#page/n0/mode/1up.

 

Tate MacEwen Robertson

Tate McEwen Robertson; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jht456-2010&id=I31540: “Name: Tate McEwen Robertson; Suffix: Sr. ; Sex: M; Birth: 24 DEC 1878 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Death: 11 MAY 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia; Burial: Ross Bay cemetery, Victoria, B.C.; Note: cremated; Occupation: insurance broker. Married: 9 JUL 1905.”

British Columbia Baptisms; BC Archives Microfilm Number: B16241 – not available at BC Archives; Event Date (YYYY-MM-DD): 1879-06-15; Event Place: VICTORIA; Person: Tate Macewen Robertson; Person’s Father: Alexander Rock; Person’s Mother: Margaret Bruce; Denomination: Church of England; Church Name: St John’s Church; Other Location: Victoria; Birth Date (YYYY-MM-DD): 1878-12-24; Birth Location: VICTORIA; Comments: Father Barrister at Law.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6S-JPJ : 30 June 2017), Tate M Robertson in household of A. Roche Robertson, Yates Street Ward, Victoria (City), British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13285, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,921.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWLH-H87 : 13 November 2014), Tate Mckeown Robertson, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148148; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=pdf&id=30953_148148-00050.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3XS-56B : accessed 18 July 2017), Tate Roberson in household of Harry F Everts, Big Rock Township Little Rock city Ward 2, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 73, sheet 17B, family 401, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,073.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, July 11, 1908, page 11: “Mrs. A. Rocke Robertson, of Victoria, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tate McEwen Robertson, 1127 Beach avenue.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99CN : 2 March 2015), Mcewell Robertson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63879&highlight=11&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+McEwen+Robertson.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, March 29, 1918, page 6: “Mrs. Tate McEwen Robertson and family are expected home on Saturday from Coronado where they have been spending the winter.”

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68M-TZD : 6 December 2014), Tate Robertson, 03 Oct 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3X-55S : 6 December 2014), Tate Robertson, 17 Jan 1922; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saxonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHZS-3TD : accessed 18 July 2017), Tate Robertson, Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 24A, line 16, family 394, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2082; FHL microfilm 2,341,816.

“Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXFW-C5F : 8 December 2014), Tate Macewen Robertson, 1936; citing Naturalization, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1248 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,412,471.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQJ7-1KS : accessed 17 July 2017), Tate M Robertson, Ward 7, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-138, sheet 1B, line 80, family 33, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3691.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQNW-RSG : 7 April 2016), Tate M Robertson, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5R-RQH : 13 April 2017), Tate Macewen Robertson, 1948; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/186d173b-cce2-4c77-85ca-b10702db6610.

“Son of Pioneer BC Jurist Dies Here, Vancouver Province, May 12, 1948, page 5:

“Tate McEwen Robertson, son of the late Hon. Alexander Rocke Robertson, pioneer jurist of British Columbia, died Tuesday after a long illness.

Born in Victoria he lived for many years in Philadelphia, returning to Vancouver last fall.

Surviving are his widow here, a son, T.M. of St. Louis, a daughter, Mrs. David Ewing, Philadelphia, and three brothers—Mr. Justice Harold B. Robertson of the B.C. Court of Appeal, Dr. Herman Robertson, Victoria, and Dr. A. Rocke Robertson, Soap Lake, Wash.”

“T. Robertson Dies Here,” Vancouver Sun, May 12, 1948, page 16:

“Tate McEwen Roberson, 69, son of the late Hon. Alexander Rocke Robertson, pioneer jurist of B.C., died Monday after a long illness.

A private funeral service was held this morning in Center and Hanna’s Georgia Chapel, Very Rev. Cecil Swanson officiating.

Mr. Robertson was born in Victoria, but had lived many years in Philadelphia, returning here only last fall.

He is survived by his wife, here, a son, T.M., St. Louis, two daughters, Mrs. David Ewing, Philadelphia, and Mrs. E.C. Wilcox; and three brothers, Mr. Justice Harold B. Robertson of B.C. Court of Appeal, Dr. Herman Robertson, Victoria, and Dr. A. Rocke Robertson, Soap Lake, Wash.”

Tate MacEwen Robertson, death notice, Vancouver Province, May 13, 1948, page 23; Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1948, page 23: “Robertson—Tate MacEwen—Passed away at his residence, 1966 Haro St., May 10, 1948, Tate McEwen Robertson in his 70th year. Mr. Robertson is survived by his wife, Mable; one son, Mr. T.M. Roberson, St. Louis, Missouri; two daughters, Mrs. David Ewing, Philadelphia, and Mrs. E.C. Wilcox; three brothers, Justice H.B. Robertson, city; Dr. H. Hm. Robertson, Victoria; Dr. A. Rocke Robertson, Soap Lake, Wash. Funeral services were held in the Georgia Chapel of Center & Hanna Ltd., 1049 W. Georgia St., on Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., the Very Rev. Dean Cecil Swanson, D.D., officiating. Private service. Cremation.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-2H24 : 13 December 2015), Tate MacEwen Robertson, 1948; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121314216, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121314216.

 

James Boyd Nixon (father of Mabel Nixon)

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6MD-TDQ : 9 November 2014), James B Nixon in household of William G Nixon, Cohansey, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States; citing family 208, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFCC-NM6 : 30 December 2015), James B Nixon in entry for William G Nixon, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MND8-V6F : 17 October 2014), J Boyed Nixon in household of William Nixon, New Jersey, United States; citing p. 45, family 376, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,358.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNZT-92X : 14 July 2016), John B Nixon, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district ED 76, sheet 179D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0775; FHL microfilm 1,254,775.

“New Jersey State Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:65DH-6W2 : 18 November 2014), J Boyd Nixen, Bridgeton, Ward 03, Cumberland, New Jersey; citing p. 82, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,607.

James Boyd Nixon, obituary, The New Jersey Law Journal, Volume 19, number 12, December 1896, pages 380-381; https://books.google.ca/books?id=pdk_AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA380&lpg=RA1-PA380&dq=%22James+Boyd+Nixon%22#v=onepage&q=%22James%20Boyd%20Nixon%22&f=false.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGL-Z5SQ : 13 December 2015), James Boyd Nixon, 1896; Burial, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States of America, Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery; citing record ID 125822231, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125822231

 

Eleanore (“Ellen”) Madeleine Scull (mother of Mabel Nixon)

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNZT-92F : 14 July 2016), Ellen M Nixon in household of John B Nixon, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district ED 76, sheet 179D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0775; FHL microfilm 1,254,775.

“New Jersey State Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:65DH-KPZ : 18 November 2014), Ellen M Nixen, Bridgeton, Ward 03, Cumberland, New Jersey; citing p. 82, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,607.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF63-84H : 6 December 2014), Ellen M. Nixon, 27 Nov 1906; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Vaderland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). (possible connection)

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH4N-B8J : accessed 18 July 2017), Ellen M Nixon, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States; citing  ED 97, sheet 10A, line 20, family 191, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 146; FHL microfilm 1,820,146.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVZ-VK9K : 11 July 2016), Ellen Madaleine Scull Nixon, 1922; Burial, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Santa Barbara Cemetery; citing record ID 13957519, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13957519.

 

Mabel Nixon (wife of Tate MacEwen Robertson)

Mabel Nixon; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jht456-2010&id=I31506: “Name: Mabel Nixon; Sex: F; Birth: 3 MAR 1875 in Bridgeton, Cumberland county, New Jersey ; Death: 22 NOV 1950; Burial: Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church cemetery, Bridgeton, Cumberland county, New Jersey.” “Father: James Boyd Nixon b: 1 AUG 1847 in Bridgeton, Cumberland county, New Jersey; Mother: Eleanore Madeleine ?Ellen? Scull b: 31 JUL 1851 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.”

“New Jersey, Births, 1670-1980,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZMV-T61 : 8 April 2016), Nixon, 03 Mar 1875; citing Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States,  Division of Archives and Record Management, New Jersey Department of State, Trenton.; FHL microfilm 494,177.

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNZT-92V : 14 July 2016), Mabel Nixon in household of John B Nixon, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district ED 76, sheet 179D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0775; FHL microfilm 1,254,775.

“New Jersey State Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:65DC-36Z : 18 November 2014), Mabel Nixen, Bridgeton, Ward 03, Cumberland, New Jersey; citing p. 82, Department of State, Trenton; FHL microfilm 888,607.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9NT-L83 : accessed 18 July 2017), Mabel Nixon, Bridgeton city Ward 3, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 120, sheet 15B, family 377, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,960.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99CJ : 2 March 2015), Mabel Robertson in entry for Mcewell Robertson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63879&highlight=12&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Mabel+Robertson.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, January 24, 1918, page 5: “Mr. Tate McEwen Robertson is expected home next week from California. Mrs. Robertson expects to spend the remainder of the winter in the South visiting Berkeley and Santa Barbara.”

“The other side God’s door”; by Mabel Nixon Robertson, London, England, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Company, 1920; https://archive.org/details/theothersidegods00robe.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHZS-3T6 : accessed 18 July 2017), Mabel Robertson in household of Tate Robertson, Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 24A, line 17, family 394, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2082; FHL microfilm 2,341,816.

“Regains Citizenship Lost 30 Years Ago,” Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, December 10, 1935, page 9: “Mrs. Mabel Nixon Robertson, descendant of Alexander Hamilton and John Nixon, Revolutionary War hero who fought with Washington at Trenton, today has regained the American citizenship she lost thirty years ago when she married a Canadian.”

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQJ7-1K3 : accessed 17 July 2017), Mabel N Robertson in household of Tate M Robertson, Ward 7, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-138, sheet 2A, line 1, family 33, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3691.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGL-Z5SG : 11 July 2016), Mabel Nixon Robertson, 1950; Burial, Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States of America, Old Broad Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery; citing record ID 125823940, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125823940.

 

James Oscar Nixon (husband of Mabel Nixon)

James Oscar Nixon; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jht456-2010&id=I31564: “Name: James Oscar Nixon; Suffix: III; Sex: M; Birth: 1874 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; Death: 27 DEC 1902 in Germantown, Philadelphia county , Pennsylvania; Note: typhoid; Burial: Cypress Grove cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana; Note: “NIXON-NIXON: Special to The Philadelphia Times. BRIDGETON, N.J., April 29,-Miss Mabel Nixon was married to-day to James Oscar Nixon at the residence of her grandfather, William G. Nixon.”

“United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDXD-9RR : 13 July 2016), James Nixon in household of Judge Nixon, 3rd Ward, Richland, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 70, sheet 132D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0467; FHL microfilm 1,254,467.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VK88-V98 : 9 December 2014), James O. Nixon, 27 Dec 1902; citing v 2 p 313, Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,011,831.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK33-JR3 : 9 December 2014), James O. Nixon, 27 Dec 1902; citing cn 13109, Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,853,860.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLH-NPSJ : 13 December 2015), James O Nixon, ; Burial, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States of America, Cypress Grove Cemetery; citing record ID 90174382, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90174382.

 

Tate MacEwen (“Mack”) Robertson (son of Tate MacEwen Robertson)

Tate McEwen Robertson; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jht456-2010&id=I31571: “Name: Tate McEwen Robertson; Suffix: Jr.; Sex: M; Birth: 5 JAN 1910; Married: 10 NOV 1934 in Rectory, St. Madeleine Sophie R. C. Church.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99CK : 2 March 2015), Jake Robertson in entry for Mcewell Robertson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63879&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Tate+Robertson.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHZS-3TX : accessed 18 July 2017), Mack Robertson in household of Tate Robertson, Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 24A, line 18, family 394, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2082; FHL microfilm 2,341,816.

Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 35, October 12, 1934, page 73; https://books.google.ca/books?id=0hJbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=tate+robertson#v=onepage&q=tate%20robertson&f=false: “Cupid played his part this summer: First, let us mention that Ray Firestone announced his engagement early last spring, and then on September 25 married Laurie Ann Lisk of Beverly Hills, Calif. Tate Robertson is next. On November 10, Tata and Janet Lord Galey of Philadelphia will be joined in holy matrimony.”

Society, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 4, 1934, page 63: “Buffet Supper Mr. and Mr. Arthur C. Colahan, of “Own Cites” Chestnut Hill, in honor of Miss Janet Lord Galey and Mr. Tate MacEwen Robertson, Jr.”

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV9V-N82 : 7 December 2014), Tate Mace Jr Robertson and Galey, 1934; citing license number 643286, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. City Hall.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV9V-N8K : 7 December 2014), Tate Mace Jr Robertson and Galey, 1934; citing license number 643286, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. City Hall.

“Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXFW-C5N : 8 December 2014), Take Mac Ewen Or Mcewan Robertson, 1936; citing Naturalization, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1248 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,412,471.

Daily Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 11, 1956, page 4: Tate McEwen Robertson, Phila delphia, Pa.

Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey; July 17, 1960, page 18: “Mr. and Mrs. Edward Naylor King, 3 West Main St., announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Elizabeth to William Galey Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tate McEwen Robertson of Germantown, Pa. and Bay Head. The bride-elect attended th e Beard School, Orange, and graduated from Garland Junior College, Boston. Her parents are Bay Head summer residents and are members of the Bay Head Yacht Club. Mr. Robertson graduated from the Episcopal Academy in Overbrook, Pa., and is a senior at Princeton University.”

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J2JP-QMG : 20 May 2014), Mack  Robertson, Dec 1968; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing). (possible connection)

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVL8-5RX8 : 13 December 2015), Tate M. Robertson, ; Burial, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America, West Laurel Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 91227657, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91227657.

 

Willliam Thomas Galey (father of Janet Lord Galey)

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3WL-LW2 : accessed 19 July 2017), Wm T Galey Jr. in household of Wm T Galey, Philadelphia Orphan’s Asylum Philadelphia city Ward 34, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 904, sheet 7A, family 105, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,476.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6KH-NHB : 12 December 2014), William Thomas Galey, 1917-1918; citing Philadelphia City no 32, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,907,726.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2426-1MG : 2 October 2015), William Thomas Galey, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQF2-MG6 : 7 April 2016), William Thomas Galey, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J23T-86Y : 20 May 2014), William  Galey, Sep 1963; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVL3-PT8D : 13 December 2015), William Thomas Galey, 1963; Burial, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America, West Laurel Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 80799104, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80799104.

 

Janet Lord Galey (wife of Tate MacEwen (“Mack”) Robertson)

Janet Lord Galey; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jht456-2010&id=I31572: “Name: Janet Lord Galey; Sex: F; Birth: 1914 in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania.”

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHZ3-M6Y : accessed 19 July 2017), Janet L Galey in household of William T Galey, Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 80, sheet 12B, line 71, family 285, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2082; FHL microfilm 2,341,816.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24VS-B8G : 2 October 2015), Janet Lord Galey, 1933; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV9V-N8K : 7 December 2014), Tate Mace Jr Robertson and Galey, 1934; citing license number 643286, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. City Hall.

 

Madeleine Nixon Robertson (daughter of Tate MacEwen Robertson)

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHZS-3TF : accessed 18 July 2017), Madelin Robertson in household of Tate Robertson, Lower Merion, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 71, sheet 24A, line 19, family 394, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2082; FHL microfilm 2,341,816.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQJ7-1KQ : accessed 17 July 2017), Madeline N Robertson in household of Tate M Robertson, Ward 7, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-138, sheet 2A, line 2, family 33, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3691.

“Pennsylvania, Eastern District Naturalization Indexes, 1795-1952,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KXFW-C5S : 8 December 2014), Madeleine Nixon Robertson, 1795-1952; citing Naturalization, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1248 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,412,471.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV4C-LM1 : 7 December 2014), Ewing and Madeleine N Robertson, 1948; citing license number 837873, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. City Hall.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV4C-L9M : 7 December 2014), Ewing and Madeleine N Robertson, 1948; citing license number 837873, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. City Hall.

Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 48, September 26, 1947, page 24; https://books.google.ca/books?id=3Q9bAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA24&lpg=PA24&dq=Tate+MacEwen+Robertson#v=onepage&q=Tate%20MacEwen%20Robertson&f=false: Dr. Dave Ewing was married in Philadelphia on July 29, to Madeleine Nixon Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tate MacEwen Robertson.”

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JBK7-6XS : 19 May 2014), Madeleine  Ewing, Jun 1976; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVL8-PH5J : 13 December 2015), Madeleine R. Ewing, 1976; Burial, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America, West Laurel Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 91490607, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=ewing&GSiman=1&GScid=46602&GRid=91490607&.

 

David Quail Ewing (husband of Madeleine Nixon Robertson)

“Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23NW-PW5 : 4 December 2014), David Q Ewing, 1940; citing Immigration, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication T843 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,715,704.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JV4C-L9M : 7 December 2014), Ewing and Madeleine N Robertson, 1948; citing license number 837873, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. City Hall.

“Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JVQD-48X : 7 December 2014), David Q Ewing and Robertson, 1947; citing license number 837873, Clerk of the Orphan’s Court. City Hall.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVL8-PHPS : 13 December 2015), David Q. Ewing, 1960; Burial, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America, West Laurel Hill Cemetery; citing record ID 91490584, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91490584.

David Quail Ewing II, ’25, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 61, January 13, 1961, page 35; https://books.google.ca/books?id=8hJbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22david+q+ewing#v=onepage&q=%22david%20q%20ewing&f=false: “Dave Ewing didn’t get to our 35th His active medical practice over the years had kept him from most class gatherings, and nine years ago a heart attack warned him that all his activities, including his practice, must be limited. However, he kept in touch with many of his old friends in the Class, personally and by correspondence, until his sudden death in Philadelphia on Nov. 3 as he was returning to his home from a call on a patient. [Includes description of medical training and World War II service.] . . . The Class is very proud of Dave. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his wife, Madeleine Robertson Ewing, his daughter Madeleine Q. Ewing, 12, his son David Q. Ewing II, 19, and his brother Blaine ’27, Professor of English at Lehigh University.”

 

James Mabel Nixon (daughter of Mabel Nixon; step-daughter of Tate MacEwen Robertson)

Mabel Nixon; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jht456-2010&id=I31612: “Father: James Oscar Nixon b: 1874 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana ; Mother: Mabel Nixon b: 3 MAR 1875 in Bridgeton, Cumberland county, New Jersey. Marriage 1 Edward Cook Wilcox; Married: 4 MAY 1929 in Valley Forge Memorial Chapel.”

Society, Times-Democrat, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 27, 1904, page 18: “A. Cleveland Sessums celebrated his second birthday with a Japanese party on Thanksgiving day at two o’clock. There were about fifty of his little friends present. The table was decorated with parasols, lanterns and Japanese toys. An organ played delightfully during the afternoon. Among those present were: Miss James Mabel Nixon . . .”

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYPY-BXN : accessed 18 July 2017), A. Cleveland Sessums in household of Amalie Roussel, Ward 14, New Orleans, New Orleans City, Orleans, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-390, sheet 5A, line 8, family 90, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1433.

“United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKP4-TMP5 : 26 October 2016), Mr. Alexander Cleveland Sessums, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 11 Feb 1989; from “Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 – Today),” database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Times-Picayune, The, born-digital text.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-99CV : 2 March 2015), Mabel Robertson in entry for Mcewell Robertson, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63879&highlight=13&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Mabel+Robertson.

“Debs Will Represent States In Making Gifts to Independence Hall – Banners of Commonwealths Are Tribute to Work of Women of Nation,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 31, 1926, page 2: “The fifty-year-old Centennial flag will be presented by Miss James Mabel Nixon, great-granddaughter of James Nixon, who read the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Statehouse in Revolutionary times.”

Society, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, August 6, 1928, page 9: “Miss James Nixon Engaged to Edward Cook Willcox. Mrs. Tate MacEwen Robertson of Philadelphia, Pa., announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss James Mabel Nixon, to Edward Cooke WIllcox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando B. Willcox of Englewood, N. J. Miss Nixon is the daughter of the late James Oscar Nixon 3d of New Orleans, Louisiana. Miss Nixon Is a direct descendant of Capt. William Lawrence, who was the presiding Magistrate in Council in Flushing when Long Island was settled. She was Introduced to society four years ago and received her education in Canada and Bentley Priory, near London. Mr. Willcox is a grandson of Maj. Gen. Orlando B. Willcox, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished services in the Civil War. He was graduated from Princeton with the class of 1923. No date has been set for the wedding.”

Society, News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware, March 25, 1929, page 10: “The marriage of Miss James Mabel Nixon, daughter of Mrs. Tate MacEwen Robertson, of Wynnewood, to Edward Cooke Willcox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlando B. Willcox. of Englewood, N. J and New York, will take place in the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, on Monday, May 6. Miss Nixon has many friends in this city, being a frequent visitor of Miss Lillian Crichton.”

Society, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 3, 1929, page 18: “Dinner Mr. and Mrs. Morris Llewellyn Cooke, of Chestnut Hill, in honor of Miss James Mabel Nixon and Mr. Edward Cooke Willcox.”

Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 29, number 3, October 12, 1928, page 92; https://books.google.ca/books?id=QBJbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=%22mabel+nixon%22#v=onepage&q=%22mabel%20nixon%22&f=false: “Old Dud Wilcox says, “Mrs. Tate M. Robertson, of Philadelphia, has announced the engagement of her daughter, J. Mabel Nixon, to me. (I knew it before she told anybody so don’t think I’m fooled.)” Dud, who is in the textile and drying machinery business, offers a perfectly good tobacco toasting machine to any member of the tobacco industry. This may be news to Bob Jordan, our pipe and seegar member from Memphis.”

Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 29, number 34, June 7, 1929, pages 1072-1073; https://books.google.ca/books?id=QBJbAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1072&lpg=PA1072&dq=%22james+mabel+nixon%22#v=onepage&q=%22james%20mabel%20nixon%22&f=false: “Old Dudley Willcox was married on May 4 to Miss James Mabel Nixon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tate MacEwen Robertson of Wynnewood, Pa. The wedding took place at the picturesque Valley Forge chapel, Mud Archer and Jim Hardin ushering. Others in evidence were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garside (Attorney Garside, you know) and Bill Herrlich. Dud and his bride are living in Wichita, Kansas, where Dud represents the Curtiss Flying Service.”

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X42F-YVK : accessed 18 July 2017), James N Willcox in household of Edward C Willcox, Manhattan (Districts 0501-0750), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 653, sheet 1B, line 96, family 33, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1564; FHL microfilm 2,341,299.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRBD-XRQ : accessed 18 July 2017), Mat Nixon Willcox in household of Edward Cook Willcox, Leesburg Magisterial District, Loudoun, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-13, sheet 1B, line 44, family 9, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4274.

“Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZP7-HG7 : 9 December 2014), James N Willcox, 12 Feb 1955; from “Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2003); citing New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, Connecticut Department of Health, Hartfort.

 

Edward Cooke Wilcox (husband of James Mabel Nixon)

Edward Cook Wilcox, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jht456-2010&id=I31613: “Marriage: Mabel Nixon; Married: 4 MAY 1929 in Valley Forge Memorial Chapel.”

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKWB-KDL : accessed 18 July 2017), Edward O A Willcox in household of Orland D Willcox, Denver Ward 10, Denver, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 122, sheet 14A, family 86, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 116; FHL microfilm 1,374,129.

“New Jersey State Census, 1915,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV93-76QB : 8 October 2014), Edward C Willcox in household of Orlando B Willcox, Englewood, Franklin Township, 1 ward, Bergen, New Jersey, United States; citing sheet #9B, household 195, line #87, New Jersey State Library, Trenton; FHL microfilm 1,465,504.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X42F-YVV : accessed 18 July 2017), Edward C Willcox, Manhattan (Districts 0501-0750), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 653, sheet 1B, line 95, family 33, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1564; FHL microfilm 2,341,299.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRBD-XR3 : accessed 18 July 2017), Edward Cook Willcox, Leesburg Magisterial District, Loudoun, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 54-13, sheet 1B, line 43, family 9, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627.  Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4274.

Edward Cooke Willcox, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 76, November 3, 1975, page 15; https://books.google.ca/books?id=-RVbAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA3-PA15&lpg=RA3-PA15&dq=%22edward+cooke+willcox%22#v=onepage&q=%22edward%20cooke%20willcox%22&f=false:

“Edward Cooke Willcox who was born at Colorado Springs, Colo. on Jan. 21, 1902, died at his home in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 14, 1975, after a long illness. . . . With his fine Princeton background, it was no surprise when he became the head of the history department and crew coach at St. Mark’s school.

Dud gave up his teaching career for law and business. . . . He was with Curtis Wright, involved with airplane production and sales until 1938 when he returned to the academic world to establish the Farm Hill School for younger boys near Leesburg, Va. After some years, he gave up his school but continued prep school teaching fort the rest of his life. He was on the faculty of the Washington. D.C. Friends School when he died.

Dud and Mabel Nixon were married May 4. 1929. They had three sons: Edward, William and James. After Mabel’s death, Dud and Mrs. Anne Palms were married in 1958. To Dud’s widow, address 5310 Wriley Road, Bethesda, Md., and to his three sons, two stepsons and stepdaughter, the Class extends sincere sympathies.”

Society, Morning Herald, Uniontown, Pennsylvania; July 29, 1958, page 2: “Anne Palms, niece of late author Ring Lardner, to wed Edward Wilcox.”

Anne Tobin Perry Real Estate Agent, Obituary, by Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post, November 22, 2009; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/21/AR2009112102155.html:

“Anne Tobin Perry, 97, a real estate agent for 15 years with H.A. Gill Realtors in Georgetown, died of cardiac arrhythmia Nov. 9 at her home in Bethesda.

Before Mrs. Perry worked in real estate, she had been an administrator at the Potomac School in McLean for more than a decade and an interior decorator at the Little Caledonia Shop in Georgetown in the 1950s and 1960s.

Her uncle, the renowned Chicago sportswriter and short-story writer Ring Lardner, introduced her mother — his sister — to her father, who was also a sportswriter. After Anne Tobin was born, her family moved to Niles, Mich., where her father became editor of the local newspaper. She attended the University of Michigan for two years before moving to Long Island, N.Y., with her parents.

In 1934, she married Francis Palms Jr., an architect, and the couple moved to Great Falls, Va. Divorced in 1951, she moved with her three children to Bethesda and in 1958 married Edward Willcox, a teacher. He died in 1973.

Mrs. Perry returned to college and graduated from American University. In 1981, she remarried and moved to the Cleveland Park section of Washington, and in 1996 to Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda.

For 30 years, she was a member of the Cathedral Choral Society, serving on the women’s board. She was also a founder of “Bach and Beer,” an a cappella group, and was a member of the Friday Morning Music Club chorale and the choir at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church. She was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and a board member of the Georgetown Children’s House, a day-care facility. At Maplewood Park Place, she started the play-reading group and was on the landscape committee.

A son from her first marriage, Francis Palms III, died in 2008, and two stepsons are also dead.

Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Carroll Perry Jr. of Bethesda; two children from her first marriage, Anthony Palms of Rehoboth, Mass., and Anne Palms Chalmers of Newton, Mass.; three stepsons, William Willcox and David Perry of Washington and Carroll Perry III of Ipswich, Mass.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.”

Anne Chalmers and Holly Gunner, Weddings, New York Times, June 5, 2005; http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/fashion/weddings/anne-chalmers-and-holly-gunner.html

“Anne Palms Chalmers and Holly Gunner are to be married today at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Mass. Justice Leila R. Kern, a Superior Court Judge of Massachusetts, in Cambridge, is to officiate.

Ms. Chalmers (above left) is 62. She is the art director of cookbooks and guides at the Houghton Mifflin Company, the publisher in Boston. She graduated from Smith and received a master’s degree in art history from New York University. She is the daughter of Anne Tobin Perry of Bethesda, Md., and the late Francis Palms Jr. Her father was an architect in Monterey, Calif. Her mother retired as a real estate agent at H.A. Gill & Son, a real estate company in Washington.

Ms. Gunner, 60, is a management consultant in Newton, Mass. She is also a member of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and represents it on the board of MassEquality, a coalition formed to defeat Massachusetts constitutional amendments that would bar gay couples from marrying under civil law. Ms. Gunner graduated from Barnard and received both an M.B.A. and a master’s degree in teaching and English from Harvard. She is a daughter of Marjorie Gunner of New York and the late Morris Gunner. Her father was an accountant in New York. Her mother is the drama critic at two weekly newspapers, The Italian Tribune in Newark and The New Voice of New York in Forest Hills, Queens, and was until February the president of the Outer Critics Circle.”

Carroll Perry Jr., Maritime Official, obituary, by Matt Schudel, Washington Post, March 11, 2010; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/10/AR2010031003802.html:

“Carroll Perry Jr., 100, a retired federal maritime official who was a leading authority on international shipping policy, died Feb. 10 of pneumonia at the Maplewood Park Place retirement community in Bethesda.

Mr. Perry came to Washington in 1938 and joined the U.S. Maritime Administration. After serving as a Navy officer during World War II, he became head of the Maritime Administration’s program planning office. From 1962 until his retirement about 10 years later, he was chief of the State Department’s Office of Maritime Affairs.

Mr. Perry was born in Boston and was a graduate of Harvard University. He received a master’s degree from Harvard Business School in 1933 and worked in banking and paper manufacturing in Boston before coming to Washington.

He was a longtime District resident and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown, where he sang in the choir and served on the vestry. He was also a member of the Washington National Cathedral building committee from 1967 to 1982.

He volunteered with Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Cosmos Club and the Literary Society of Washington.

His wife of 37 years, Bertha Smith “Betty” Perry, died in 1980. His second wife, Anne Tobin Perry, died in 2009.

Survivors include two sons from his first marriage, Carroll Perry III of Ipswich, Mass., and David Perry of Washington; and four grandchildren.”