Early Residents of Monrovia

George Croxon

Birthdate: 1862

Birthplace: England

Occupation: Rancher (Citrus)

Properties Owned:

George Croxon arrived from England to the United States in 1888 or 1890.  He gives two different dates for his arrival on the 1920, 1930 and 1910 census records.  He married, date unknown, Edith Mary Nicoll , born 23 Feb 1878 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She reports in the 1910 census that she arrived in the United States in 1900, but she is listed as a passenger arriving from Victoria, British Columbia in 1907.

From 1910 to at least 1923, George Croxon raised citrus fruits which was the main industry in this area.  The 1920 census lists him as owning his property (orange grove) which was mortgaged.  His ranch was in southeast Monrovia on Mountain Avenue between Central Avenue and Huntington Drives.  The 1924 city directory lists George's occupation as "watchman."  Since his ranch had been mortgaged, he may have sold it and remained on as watchman over the property.

Soon after that, he retired from raising fruit and moved to 267 N. Myrtle Avenue with his wife and two sons, Frederick George Croxon and Norman Nicoll Croxon Senior.

We have been unable to find a reliable source for a death date for George Croxon.  His wife Edith continued to live in the house at 267 N. Myrtle Avenue until the early 1950s when she moved in with her grandson, Normal Nicoll Croxon, Junior, in his house right next door to hers at 271 N. Myrtle Avenue.  She died September 28, 1963, probably in Monrovia.