Hi Joe:I was notified late last evening regarding your post to GenForum.I'm looking at info my sister Linda collected on Joseph W. Fawkes and his inventions.I'm also looking at info I found in a publication called "Lancaster County Connections." J.W. and his wife, Ann Elizabeth Baughman, are listed as follows:
1.Fawkes, Anna Eliza Baughman: m. Joseph Walker Fawkes. 2.Fawkes, Eliza Walker:w/o Joseph Fawkes. 3.Fawkes, Joseph:m. Eliza Walker: f/o Joseph Walker Fawkes; owned McKnight farm near Georgtown. 4.Fawkes, Joseph Walker: inventor; b. 25Sep1825, Christiana; s/o Joseph & Eliza Walker Fawkes; lived Moline, IL; Spring Lake, IA; moved to Burbank, CA, 1887; d. 14Mch1892.
I also have a copy of the article regarding the aerial trolley entitled, "The Fawkes and the Swallow," which appeared in a publication called "Westways" Mar 1976.Do you have this?It says Joseph Wesley Fawkes was b. in Pennsylvania in 1861 and died 6/1928. Funeral services were held 6/29/1928 at the Little Church of the Flowers in Forest Lawn, Glendale. I'm glad I took another look at this since I've pondered ways to find where Joseph W. might be buried.Info indicates he died in Burbank but that's about all I've found. If Joseph Wesley (Crazy Fawkes) is buried at Forest Lawn, maybe J.W. is too. Since the federal census for 1890 was destroyed, the only hope would be finding him and his family on a state (California) census for 1890. Also, Joseph W.'s wife, Ann Eliz, outlived him into the early 1900's, so finding documentation on her death may provide good clues regarding burial.I would assume she's buried in the same plot as her husband. Since "Crazy Fawkes" may have been buried at Forest Lawn, Joseph W. might be buried there, too.Finding a record of death, etc., may be the way to prove just what his middle name was. I haven't been working on my Fawkeses for some time. Right now I'm concentrating on my mother's other lines, Wilson and Stewart, and am taking a trip to Ontario, CN in October.Will you be at the August 27 Eskeldson reunion?I may be but haven't made a decision yet.