Maxson, Christian Smith 1842-1928
MAXSON, FISHER, NEWMAN, BUSH, BRADY, CHASE, ROBBINS, ASH, WAY
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Date: 9/1/2014 at 19:50:35
Taps sounded for Veteran
Edgewood, Iowa - Taps sounded for Christian Smith Maxson, eighty-six year old Civil war veteran at his home here Saturday evening. Mr. Maxson was born in Indiana, Oct. 18, 1842, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ehriam Maxson, with whom he came to Iowa in 1852. Since that time he has lived within a few miles of Edgewood or in town.
Mr. Maxson enlisted in the Twenty-first Iowa Infantry Volunteers, Company B. He served three years, and was in many of the hard fought battles among which the more important were Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Big Black, Vicksburg. Although where bullets flew thick and fast he was not wounded. He was honorabley discharged at New Orleans in 1865.
In 1865 he married Miss Clarissa Fisher of Jefferson county. To this union three children were born, all of whom are dead, with the mother who died Nov. 3, 1872.
In 1877 Mr. Maxson married Mrs. Lorana Newman, nee Bush, of Clayton county. Three children were born to this union, all of whom survive and are: Mrs. Ransom Brady of Scotch Grove, Mrs. Harry Chase of Center Junction and Lloyd Maxson of Phillipsburg, Montana. In 1887 Mrs. Maxson died.
In 1888, September 1st, Mr. Maxson married Miss Effie May Robbins and to this union two daughters were born, one of whom, Mrs. Evash M. Ash died in 1914, the other, Mrs. Lee Way, with the widow, survive.
Besides there are twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
For a few years after the war closed Mr. Maxson followed the occupation of farmer, then was contractor and builder for three years. For forty years and more Mr. Maxson was connected with the business interests of Edgewood, first as owner of a Hardware Store, then the Lumber Yard, then as head of a large Mercantile store here. He served the community as Justice of Peace for several terms, was on the Board of Education a great many years. He was the last of the charter members of the Knights of Pythias lodge here, and a member of the Avalon Chapter A.F. and A.M.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church with Rev. C.W. Cleveland officiating. It will be a Masonic funeral. Burial in the Edgewood cemetery.
~The Clayton County Register, Thursday morning, December 27, 1928
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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