Asaph PAULING (1852–1939)
His wife Mrs Eliza Jane (“Lizzie”) PAULING, née NEWTON (1851–1942)
Their son Victor Ernest Newton PAULING (1887/8–1882)
St Giles (Ss Philip & James) section: Row 49, Grave K36
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE
VICTOR ERNEST NEWTON
ASAPH & LIZZIE PAULING
DIED FEB. 3, 1882,
AGED 4 YEARS 1 MONTH
“JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM.”
ALSO OF ASAPH, HIS FATHER
DIED JUNE 25, 1939, AGED 87 YEARS
“MASTER, WHERE DWELLEST THOU?
"COME AND SEE.”
ALSO OF LIZZIE,
WIFE & MOTHER of THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 7, 1942, AGED 90 YEARS.
“WE THANK OUR GOD UPON
EVERY REMEMBRANCE OF YOU.”
V. E. N. P.
Asaph Pauling was born in Oakley, Buckinghamshire in 1852, the son of Leonard Pauling and Ann Ing. His father died in 1860 when he was only eight. At the time of the 1861 census Asaph (8) was living at Worminghall Road, Oakley with his mother Ann (45), who was a farmer of five acres, and six of his siblings: Leah (23), who was a dressmaker; Laban (21) and Levi (19), who were shoemakers; and Louise (12), Annie (11), and Agnes (5).
Eliza Jane Newton (known as Lizzie) was born in Cheltenham in 1851, the daughter of Thomas Newton and his first wife Ann Martin. For more about her parents and siblings, see the separate grave of her parents and two of her sisters. By 1861 when she was six years old, her father was a china & glass seller at 33A St Giles’s Street. Her mother died in 1870, and she continued to live there with her father. Her father remarried, and they moved into 4 Leckford Road in 1875.
In the fourth quarter of 1875 in Oxford, Asaph Pauling married Eliza Jane Newton, and they had the following children:
- Victor Ernest Newton Pauling (born in Oxford in 1877/8, reg. Headington district first quarter of 1878)
- Eva Kate Pauling (born in Oxford in 1883, reg. Headington district second quarter)
- Elsie Margaret Pauling (born in Oxford on 31 July 1887)
In 1881 Asaph (29) was a tailor’s cutter, living at Cheltenham House, Kingston Road (which was then in Ss Philip & James’s parish) with his wife Lizzie (29) and their first child Victor (3), plus a lodger. Lizzie’s widowed mother Mrs Ann Pauling (65) was paying them a visit.
Their son Victor died the following year:
† Victor Ernest Newton died at Kingston Road at the age of 4 on 3 February 1882 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 7 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s and Ss Philip & James’s Church).
The parish register states that the burial certificate was by George Thomas Cox of 4 Charles Street.
In 1886 Asaph Pauling took out the first lease on 10 Walton Well Road.
At the time of the 1891 census Asaph (31) was a tailor’s cutter, living at 8 Kingston Road with his wife and their two surviving children, Eva (7) and Elsie (3), plus a 13-year-old servant girl.
They were still there in 1901 with Eva (17) and Elsie (13).
Their elder daughter was married in 1909:
- In the second quarter of 1909 in the Hendon district, Eva Kate Pauling married her first cousin Edgar Frank Newton: he was born in Oxford in 1883 and was working as a shorthand typist.
By 1911 the family had moved to 18 Warnborough Road. Asaph (58) was still working as a tailor’s cutter and lived there with his wife Eliza and his younger daughter Elsie (24). Tadasu Yoshimoto (24), who was born in Kobe, Japan, was paying a visit, and Elsie married him the following year:
- In the second quarter of 1912 in Oxford, Elsie Margaret Pauling married Tadasu Yoshimoto.
Asaph Pauling died in 1939:
† Asaph Pauling died at 18 Warnborough Road at the age of 87 on 25 June 1939 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 28 June (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s and probably Ss Philip & James’s Church).
His effects came to £1,324 3s. 5d., and his wife Lizzie was his executor.
Lizzie died in 1942:
† Mrs Eliza Jane Pauling née Newton died at 18 Warnborough Road at the age of 90 on 7 July 1942 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 10 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s and probably Ss Philip & James’s Church).
The register specifically states that she was buried in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery, as this as becoming unusual by 1942.
Her effects came to £865 10s. 4d., and her executors were her married daughters Eva and Elsie.
Surviving children of Asaph and Lizzie Pauling
- Eva Kate Pauling, Mrs Newton (born 1883) and her husband Edgar do not appear to have had any children. In 1911 Eva (27) was living at 11 Spencer Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex with her husband Edgar (28), who was now a commercial traveller, and her mother-in-law Mrs Annie Lizzie Newton (51). Edgar then became a factor of electrical instruments in 1916 and avoided conscription in the First World War. Following the death of her mother in 1942, Mrs Eva Newton lived at the family home at 18 Warnborough Road until 1952, and then moved to 41 Bainton Road. She died there on 26 September 1966 at the age of 83 in 1966. Her effects came to £4,130.
- Elsie Margaret Pauling, Mrs Yoshimoto (born 1887) and her husband Tadasu Yoshimoto had three children, all registered in the Headington district: David Tadasu Yoshimoto (1916), John Misao Yoshimoto (1917), and Mary E. Yoshimoto (1920). By 1940 their son David was a schoolmaster living at 18 Warnborough Road, presumably with his aunt, Mrs Eva Newton; and it is likely the rest of his family was also living there. In January 1940 David Tadasu Yoshimoto officially changed his surname from Yoshimoto to Newton, his grandmother’s maiden name. Elsie’s husband Tadasu Yoshimoto died in Oxford in 1973, and Elsie in 1976; and their son David Newton died in Colchester in 1998.