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Obituary ~ Maxey B. (Shelton) Caldwell
April 5, 1824 ~ February 11, 1900

The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday 15 Feb 1900, p2 col 6

“Maxey B. Shelton was born near Lexington, Kentucky, April 5, 1824, died at her home in Leon, Iowa, February 11, 1900, aged 75 years, 10 months, and 6 days.  When she was 13 years old she removed with her parents to Illinois and after residing their a few years moved to Fairfield, Iowa in 1840.  She was married to A. Caldwell at Fairfield, in 1841.  In 1855 they removed to Decatur City and in 1877 to Leon, where she resided with her husband until her death.  She was the mother of four children, two dying in infancy, J.A. Caldwell residing in this city and John Caldwell at Council Bluffs.  She united with the Seventh Day Adventist church in the year 1857 and lived a consistent christian life.  She was a loving wife, kind and affectionate mother and a good neighbor, loved and respected by all who knew her.   The aged husband who has lost the companion of more than sixty years has the sympathy of the entire community.  The funeral services were held from the home on Monday afternoon, conducted by Elder Williams, pastor of the Advent church, the interment being in the Leon cemetery.”

Submitted by Pam Shelton-Anderson, 21 Jan 2001

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Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
February 15, 1900

MRS. ALEX CALDWELL died at her home in Leon Sunday morning after a long illness with cancer. She had lived in Leon for many years and would have been 76 years of age next April. The funeral was held at her late home last Monday at 2 p.m., services being conducted by Elder W.C. Williams of the Advent Christian Church. Burial was in the Leon Cemetery.

Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
Friday, June 29, 2001