Daniel Coxon


robin ayotte

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does anyone know anything on daniel coxon, i have info on a man named popcorn dan who was suppose to be on the titanic and died coming home to merrill wisconsin, just wanted to know if they were the same person. popcorn dan was a caretaker in merrill.
 

Dave Gittins

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Robin, this site has very little on Daniel Coxon, beyond the fact that he was aged 59 and was going to Merrill.

You may find an answer in a local paper from 1912. These often have little stories about local identies who were not covered by the big city papers. Popcorn Dan might have been a colourful character who attracted attention.
 

robin ayotte

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hi i did find out more about dan, his real name is dan coxin and he was on the titanic, there is a lot more interesting stuff to say about him but i have to get it all together first sorry will write more tonite.
 

robin ayotte

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dan was known as popcorn dan, he got the nickname because he used to set up his popcorn stand at different public gathering. dan only had 1 arm, and he was a care taker in Merrill, Wi. and he live in Scott's Mansion. you can read about it on the web.
 

Deb Daubert

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Hello, I am wondering why the wrong photo is now used for Daniel Coxon? The one currently being used is one of his nephew David. I ask because I am searching for an image of the real Dan Coxon to use for an exhibition on Wisconsin connections to the Titanic. So can we get the real image back please on this website and does anyone know where to find an image to use of the real Dan Coxon? Family history of the Coxon family can be found on website Walker family history home pages Thanks Deb
 

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I have this in the et files but I'm not quite sure where it came from! Do you think this is him?

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Hello, I am wondering why the wrong photo is now used for Daniel Coxon? The one currently being used is one of his nephew David.

Hello, the one currently at his ET Biography is from me. The photograph is from my original Newspaper "The Southend and Westcliff Graphic" dated 26 April 1912 and has the following description: "Mr. D. Coxon brother of Mrs. Mayo, of Tunbridge Road, one of the victims of the Titanic disaster. (Photo, A. L. Shepherd)."

Unfortunately there is no other information given. Is it sure it is the wrong Coxon?
 
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Deb Daubert

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Well there were a lot of Daniel and David Coxon's, in that branch of the family-so could see where there might be a confusion. Could yours be possibly a younger photo?--except for coloring of the eyes--which cannot see clearly in your image-but one newspaper and the other a photo-so eyes might not be shown in print version clearly. This older gentleman looks more as he had been describe in Merrill, WI, and other sources of the time, in terms of age and especially the arm to the right which looks crippled, which he said to have. It would be great to know the source of the older gentleman's photo. Merrill historical society only has a poor copy of a copy taken off an original image in a frame. So whomever has that framed photo it would be great to have come forward. I really appreciate everyone's feedback in solving the mystery--will the real Dan Coxon please stand up!?
 

Deb Daubert

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Hello, the one currently at his ET Biography is from me. The photograph is from my original Newspaper "The Southend and Westcliff Graphic" dated 26 April 1912 and has the following description: "Mr. D. Coxon brother of Mrs. Mayo, of Tunbridge Road, one of the victims of the Titanic disaster. (Photo, A. L. Shepherd)."

Unfortunately there is no other information given. Is it sure it is the wrong Coxon?
Ioannis, could you photograph that page and post it or send me a link to find it? May give clues to more information. I tried to find a copy of the paper, but cannot seem to be able to get because in America--but if anyone else can suggestion a link for me to find that would work also. Thanks again.
 

Deb Daubert

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A link I do not have. It might be a magazine and not a newspaper, I do not know as I only have that one page. This is all which is about Daniel Coxon.
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Thanks Ioannis for the images. The Southend & Westcliff Graphic was a newspaper, but I cant get it over here off of NewspaperArchive, So appreciate you sending. It is a mystery as I just do not think it is an image of the Daniel Coxon we want. Wonder if Mrs. Mayo, who was Daniel's sister-gave the wrong image for some reason? Or did the newspaper mix up photos and captions. Newspapers have been known to do that lol! Well guess the hunt is still afoot! Wish someone knew where an older version of an image of Daniel Coxon originated from.
 

Paulwaid5

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hi i did find out more about dan, his real name is dan coxin and he was on the titanic, there is a lot more interesting stuff to say about him but i have to get it all together first sorry will write more tonite.
Hello, the one currently at his ET Biography is from me. The photograph is from my original Newspaper "The Southend and Westcliff Graphic" dated 26 April 1912 and has the following description: "Mr. D. Coxon brother of Mrs. Mayo, of Tunbridge Road, one of the victims of the Titanic disaster. (Photo, A. L. Shepherd)."

Unfortunately there is no other information given. Is it sure it is the wrong Coxon?
I have this in the et files but I'm not quite sure where it came from! Do you think this is him?

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That is the actual Photo of Daniel Coxon! I don’t know where the other photo came from, this is the real Popcorn Dan. I know this for a fact. I’m a life long resident of Merrill, Wisconsin and this is the photo on file in our local museum!
 

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