The Brydons

Scotland to Canada

John Paddison

Male 1848 - 1926  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name John Paddison 
    Born Jun 1848  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1871  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  Los Nietos, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He's a farmer.
    Residence 1900  Downey Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920  Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Feb 1926  Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5588  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2018 

    Family Annie P. Stokes,   b. Apr 1846, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1923, , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1877  Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edith A. Paddison,   b. 22 Nov 1878, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1909, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +2. Edward George Paddison,   b. 10 Jul 1880, Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1972, Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +3. Mabel Grace Paddison,   b. 27 Jan 1882, Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1966, , Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1848 - Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1871 - USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Dec 1877 - Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Los Nietos, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Downey Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Feb 1926 - Norwalk Twp., Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Paddison - Stokes
    Paddison - Stokes
    John and Annie

    photo by 'TLS' - Find A Grave

  • Notes 
    • For more information on the Paddison Family see http://www.horstmanfamily.org


      It's Harvest Time Down on the Farm--in Norwalk

      August 09, 1992 LA Times

      Six acres of cornfields is all that's left of Bob and Margaret Scantlebury's field of dreams.

      The Scantleburys own Paddison Farm in Norwalk, first plowed in 1879 by Bob Scantlebury's great-grandfather from Wales, back in the days when Southeast Los Angeles was a thriving agricultural and ranching region.

      The other farms and ranches are gone now, but the Scantleburys hold on, planting sweet corn on the farm's remaining few acres and renting out the Victorian farmhouse--designed and built by Scantlebury's great-grandfather--for social gatherings.

      Today marks the first time the Scantleburys have opened their farm to the public in celebration of the summer corn harvest. They're doing it to help raise money to preserve the farm's more than 100-year-old buildings, now so expensive to repair that the family has been unable to rehabilitate them. All proceeds raised from today's First Annual Corn Festival will go toward restoring the circa 1879 horse barn, one of four barns on the original farm.

      Also on the grounds are the turn-of-the-century blacksmith shop, chicken coops, farm workers' cottages and gray-and-white two-story farmhouse with clapboard siding and a broad wooden porch. The festival will return city dwellers to lost Los Angeles, with hayrides and bluegrass music, country bands, mountain clogging, country-Western dance lessons, crafts and folk art, corn-shucking and frog-leaping contests, cornhusk doll-making demonstrations, a storyteller and baby farm animals.

      The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that hasn't helped the family maintain it. "Developers keep knocking on our door and when we're struggling, it's tempting," Margaret Scantlebury said. "But our conscience keeps us from caving in. If we have to cave in years down the road, we can at least say we tried everything to keep the place going."

      Bob Scantlebury's great-grandfather, John Paddison, died in the 1920s, when his son took over. After World War II, Southern California land values boomed as more and more ranchers and farmers sold out to developers. The Paddisons held on until the early '50s, when the Santa Ana Freeway cut through a cornfield. Bit by bit, the Scantleburys sold 300 acres and and reduced the family holdings to six, as the surrounding landscape filled with housing tracts, schools and shopping centers.

      Bob Scantlebury remembers his grandparents working the farm through the '60s, growing alfalfa and the corn used to make hominy. "I was totally surprised when I came back from the service (in Vietnam) and the eastern 20 acres were a Montgomery Wards. The property became economically unfeasible to farm," he said.

      Still, the Scantleburys and their two grown sons hold on to the past. "We feel strong family ties here," Bob Scantlebury said. "It's held a special place in my heart, these last six acres. It's hard when something becomes irreplaceable, like the chicken coop or the barn. If there's no money to save it, then it's gone. There are a lot of things like that here."

      Though the Scantleburys could easily retire if they sold the property to developers, they continue to struggle to keep what's left.

      "My great-grandfather built this house himself," Bob Scantlebury said. "It's real difficult to think about bulldozing it down to build a shopping center."

      Paddison Farm is located at 11951 Imperial Highway in Norwalk, between Pioneer and Norwalk boulevards.