|Page County, Iowa obituaries|
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Maxwell, Adam - Adam Maxwell, an old timer of Clarinda, who in former years conducted general merchandise store on the west side of the square, died at his home in Lamar, Colo., on Monday of last week. Walter Cramer received word to that effect this week from his mother, who is visiting her daughter, Mrs I. L. Maxwell, in Lamar. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 27, 1916
|Maxwell, Adam, Mrs -
From his mother, Mrs. Mary F. Cramer of Clarmda, Walter Cramer of this city has learned of the death of Mrs. Adam Maxwell, a former resident of Clarinda, who died at Lamar, Colo, Sunday, May 2, 1920. On the 29th of April she was so well that she visited at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Maxwell, daughter of Mrs. Mary F. Cramer, in Lamar. That night she was ailing and the following Sunday morning at 9 o'clock she passed away. She was 90 years of age. Her husband, the late Adam Maxwell, was one of the early day dry goods merchants in Clarinda. A son, Charles Maxwell, at Lamar, survives her. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, May 13, 1920
|Maxwell, Arthur Albert -
Arthur Albert Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ota Maxwell, was born in Buchanan township, Page county, Iowa, April 10th, 1908, and died of cholera infantum August 24th, 1910, aged 2 years, 4 months and 14 days. He leaves a father, mother and little brother, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. He was laid to rest in the Shearer Cemetery. Rev. Snodgrass, pastor of the Christian church at Hopkins, conducted the funeral services. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 1, 1910
|Maxwell, Catherine Canterbury Gibson-
Mrs. Catherine Canterbury Maxwell, widow of the late William Maxwell, died in Clarinda, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1917, at the home of her niece, Mrs I. C. Eastman, where she had made her home for the last three years. The funeral services were conducted Saturday, by Rev. A. S: Woodard, pastor of the Clarinda Methodist church. At the Eastman home in Clarinda, a scripture lesson was read, prayer was offered and and there was music by a mixed quartet in which sang Miss Cleva Carson, Miss Floy Overmire, Merl H. Sims and the Rev. A. S. Woodard. This service was held at 1 o'clock after which the funeral cortege went to Yorktown, where the deceased had long been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral sermon was preached there at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Mr. Woodard, assisted by the Rev. Joseph Penn, pastor of the church. There was music by a ladies' quartet in which sang Mrs. Joseph Penn, Mrs. M. O. Stanley, Miss Lucille Penn and Miss Irma Loy. Interment was in the Polsley cemetery near Yorktown. The pallbearers were F. Morris, S. Payton, Lon Green, R. C. Loy, George H. Annan and D. Stitt.
The deceased was born in Rathdrum, Wicklow county, Ireland, Dec. 1, 1848. When she was three years of age she came with her parents to America, the family landing in New York After a short time there they moved to Marshall county, Ill., where the deceased grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to James Gibson on Feb. 15, 1868. To this union two children vere born, both of whom died in infancy. Mr. Gibson died four years after their marriage.
In 1875 she started with her sister to Taylor county, la. In the same year she was united in marriage to William Maxwell. To this union three children were born, one of whom, Samuel, died in infancy. The son. William G. Maxwell, lives on the old home place near Yorktown. The daughter, Mrs. Mary Lubbin, and two grandchildren, Martha and Howard Lubbin, live three miles northwest of Yorktown. The husband preceded her in death in February of this year, 1917. The deceased is survived also by two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Brown of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Sarah Banta of Endicott, Wash. During the residence of the deceased in Iowa she was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Yorktown. She was always known as a very devoted Christian wife and mother. She always taught her children to pray, and during her own affliction repeated scripture constantly and readily. Her relatives and friends sincerely mourn her death. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Sep 13, 1917
Mrs. Catherine Canterbury Maxwell widow of the late William Maxwell, died in Clarinda, Thursday, Sept. 6, 1917, at the home of her niece, Mrs. I. C. Eastman where she had made her home for the last three years. The funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. A. S. Woodard, pastor of the Clarinda Methodist church. At the Eastman home in Clarinda, a scripture lesson was read, prayer was offered and there was music by a mixed quartet in which sang Miss Cleva Carson,. Miss Floy Overmire, Merl H. Sims and the Rev. A. S. Woodard. This service was held at 1 o'clock after which the funeral cortege went to Yorktown, where the deceased had long been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral sermon was preached there at 2 o'clock by the Rev. Mr. Woodard, assisted by the Rev. Joseph Penn, pastor of the church. There was music by a ladies quartet in which sang Mrs. Joseph Penn, Mrs. M. O. Stanley, Miss Lucille Penn and Miss Irma Loy. Interment was in the Polsley cemetery near Yorktown. The pallbearers were C. F. Morris, S. Payton, Lon Green, R. C. Loy, George H. Annan, and D. D. Stitt. The deceased was born in Rathbrum, Wicklow county, Ireland, Dec. 1, 1848. When she was three years of age she came with her parents to America, the family landing in New York. After a short time there they moved to Marshall county, Ill., where the deceased grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to James Gibson on Feb. 15, 1868. To this union two children were born, both of whom died in infancy. Mr. Gibson died four years after their marriage. In 1875 she started with her sister to Taylor county, la. In the same year she was united in marriage to William Maxwell. To this union three children were born, one of whom, Samuel Joseph, died in infancy. The son, William G. Maxwell, lives on the old home place near Yorktown. The daughter, Mrs. Mary Lubbin, and two grandchildren, Martha and Howard Lubbin, live three miles northwest of Yorktown. The husband preceded her in death in February of this year, 1917. The deceased is survived also by two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Brown of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Sarah Banta of Endicott, Wash. During the residence of the deceased in Iowa she was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Yorktown. She was always known as a very devoted Christian
|Maxwell, George -
From the Tabor Beacon we learn of the death of George Maxwell, at his home near Bartlett, la., with burial in the cemetery at Thurman. Mr. Maxwell was born in Page County, Nov. 22nd, 1877. He was married in Mills County, at Glenwood. and spent most of his life in that viciriity. Mrs. Lettie Huddle of Braddyville is a sister, with one brother in Thurman, one in Montana, and most of the family now resident in the State of Washington. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 26, 1920
Tabor Beacon, Feb. 19: George Maxwell was born in Page county, Iowa, Nov. 22, 1877, and died at his home in Lyons township, Mills county, Iowa, Feb. 5, 1920. He was married to Miss Dolpha Harless at Glenwood, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1901. To this union were born ten children, nine of whom, with their mother, still survive. The names of the children are as follows: Iva Lela, Opal Mae, Violet Irena, Edyth Myrtle, who died when only fourteen months of age; Alonzo Robert, Harold Leroy, Geneva Lucile, Alma Marie, Elsie Mildred and Francis George. Deceased is also survived by his father, W. R. Maxwell, Bickelton, Wash., one sister, Mrs. Lettie Huddle, Braddyville, Iowa, and four brothers, John, of Camas, Wash.; Bluford of Thurman, Iowa; Jacob of Volier, Mont., and Lansford of Yakima, Wash. George Maxwell was an honest, upright citizen, honored and respected by all who knew him. His likable disposition made him many friends who will miss his cherry companionship. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the entire community. To a merciful God who knows our sorrows and who can heal the broken hearted, we would commend this wife and children whose home has been darkened by the loss of the husband and father. The funeral was conducted from the home near Bartlett, Iowa, by Elder Chas. Aitken. Interment was made in the Thurman cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 26, 1920
|Maxwell, George Franklin -
George Franklin Maxwell died Thursday, March 16, 1916, at the home of his father, J. D. Maxwell, in Buchanan township, Page county, after an illness of a little more than one week, from pneumonia. He was born in Buchanan township, Jan. 16, 1887. Surviving relatives, besides his father, include five sisters and two brothers: Ella, Elizabeth, John, Grace, Lelah, Vena, and Ellis Maxwell. His mother died four years ago. Among relatives at the funeral were George Maxwell and son, Dorsey, of Bartlett, la., and J. Maxwell of Liberty, Nebr. The funeral took place Saturday, March 18, at the Shearer church, conducted by Rev. A. R. Hunt of Savannah, Mo., and interment was in the Shearer cemetery.CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Mar 23, 1916
|Maxwell, Isaac L. -
In a recent issue of The Journal mention was made of the death of a former resident of Clarinda, Isaac L Maxwell, which took place Sunday, March 2, 1919, at Lamar, Colo. Among his surviving relatives is his widow, who before her marriage was Miss Mabel Cramer of Clarinda. She is a daughter of Mrs. Mary F. Cramer and a sister of Walter C. Cramer of this city. Her husband, Isaac L. Maxwell, was at one time in the general mercantile business in Clarinda with his father, Adam Maxwell. The Lamar (Colo.) Sparks of March 6 says: "Isaac L. Maxwell, one of Lamar's best known citizens, passed away at 5 o'clock last Sunday morning at his home on South Third street. The end came quietly and without pain. About five years ago Mr. Maxwell suffered a general breakdown, and since that time he had made a game fight to recover his lost health. He spent some time at Hot Springs, Ark., and also sojourned for several months in southern California. He had been able to make daily trips down town until a few weeks ago, when his illness took a sudden turn for the worse. Throughout his long illness Mr. Maxwell was cheerful and uncomplaining, and he was sustained in his fight to regain health by his devoted wife, whose care and attention were unremitting. Ever since the fall of 1886, when he cast his lot with what was then the infant town of Lamar,
|Maxwell, John L. -
Tuesday, June 2nd, at his home near Norwich at one o'clock, the funeral services of Mr. John L Maxwell were conducted by Rev. J V. Findlay, of Yorktown, assisted by Rev. J. B. Bartley, of Shenandoah. The interment was at the Tarkio cemetery.
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Robert Maxwell died Friday evening, Aug. 25, 1899, at his home in Buchanan township, after a brief illness, at the advanced age of 83 years, 8 months and 24 days. Mr. Maxwell had been in feeble health for several years past under the weight of his extreme age, but death was unexpected by his friends. About a week previous to his death he was out with three of his sons walking over the farm. He accidentally stumbled and fell to the ground, striking the stalk of a large weed in one of his eyes which completely tore it out. He was taken to the house and medical aid called but he continued to grow more feeble under the terrible pain and agony until death relieved him at 5 o'clock last Friday evening. Mr. Maxwell was a native of Ohio, having been born in Wayne county, where he resided with his parents until their removal to Dearborn county, Ind. Here he grew up to manhood and was married to Miss Charlotte Judd. From there they removed to Andrew county, Mo., where they resided until they came to Page county, over forty-five years ago. Mrs. Maxwell was called to her long home twenty-three years ago the 29th of last October. Eight children were born to them, four girls and four boys, all of whom are still living, three in Oregon and the others near the old homestead. Mr. Maxwell was an industrious and faultless man with a kind word for all. He was a successful farmer and had accumulated a home of two hundred and eight acres of land. Early in the history of the Masonic lodge in this city he became an active member and was regular at its meetings. But several years ago he withdrew to join his home lodge at Siam, Iowa, where he continued to be an honored member. His funeral took place at 12 o'clock Sunday, under the auspices of Siam lodge, with Rev. Yockey of Braddyville, the officiating minister, and his remains laid to rest in the Shearer cemetery. A good old man has gone. Peace be to his ashes; rest to his soul. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 31, 1899
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An early settler of Page county and one of its most widely known figures, William Maxwell, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Eastman on West State St. this city, early Monday morning, death resulting from pneumonia. Mr. Maxwell had been in feeble health for some little time and pneumonia was more than his constitution was able to cope with.
The following spring, in 1868, he went west to Wyoming, where he helped with the construction of the U. P. R. R., being so industrious and economical, that when, in a few years he came back to Page county, he brought with him $700 which he had managed to put away after meeting his necessary expenses. With this money, he bought forty acres of the land included at present in the Maxwell estate. He also purchased some stock. From this time on, he gave his whole attention to the cultivation of his fields whose soil was rich and productive, and to stock raising, which seemed to come quite naturally to him. His efforts were ever directed and the outcome showed the result of good judgement and the lessons in industry and perseverance he had learned when he was boy.
Another of the pioneer citizens of Page county, one who had lived in Tarkio township since 1867, is dead. Reference is made to William Maxwell, who died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ivan Eastman, and husband, on West State street, in Clarinda, Monday, Feb. 5, 1917, at 7:50 a.m., where Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell were staying on account of ill health. Mr. Maxwell had been suffering from rheumatism for about two years before his death, but on Wednesday of last week was seized with pneumonia. His demise followed five days later.
Another Pioneer Citizen of Page County Passes to Beyond.
What a poor Irish boy, coming from the Emerald Isle, may accomplish in this land of opportunity, is illustrated in the career of William Maxwell, who died February 5th, at the home of his niece, Mrs. Ivan . Eastman, 423 W. State Street. Mr. Maxwell was born in County Donegal, Ireland, July 12th, 1843. At the age of twenty four he came to America, landing in New York City where so many have landed, but he came directly west to Newton, la., where he arrived July 20th, 1867. After a summer and winter there, he went to Wyoming, and for a time helped daytimes in the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, then just breaking through that western country. At night he helped to herd the cattle which the construction gang had with them, thus learning how the cattle business was carried on in this country, and laying the foundation of his future success, at night when other people were asleep. It was a characteristic of William Maxwell to put in more hours of labor each day than did the ordinary man. Thus he managed to accumulate $700 which he brought to Page county, Iowa, in 1869, and purchased his first forty acres of land, the present homestead west of Yorktown, which he still held at time of his death, along with a thousand more acres that thrift, saving, and hard work in the farming and cattle business had enabled him to accumulate, his wealth being estimated at more than three hundred thousand dollars. On Nov. 15th, 1875, deceased was married to Mrs. Catherine Gibson, whose maiden name was Catherine Canterbury, who is still living. Two children survive, William George (named after his father and grandfather), and one daughter Mary, besides a third child who died in infancy. Three brothers and three sisters also survive, two brothers and a sister still living in Ireland, named David, John and Mrs. Rebecca McBride, and a brother and two sisters in America, George of Shenandoah, Mrs. Martha Fields of Lemon, S. D., and Mrs. William Long of Pipestone, S. D.
William Maxwell who was a pioneer resident of this community died at 8:00 a. m. Monday. Mr. Maxwell has been in poor health all winter and about a week before his death was taken down by pneumonia which proved to be fatal. Mr. Maxwell was 72 years old. The funeral took place Wednesday p. m. at one o'clock from the Methodist church. The burial was made at Polsley cemetery. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 8, 1917
William Maxwell Sr. died Monday morning, Feb. 5, at the home of his neice, Mrs. Ivan Eastman, in Clarinda, who has been careing for Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell for a year or more. Mr. Maxwell has been in poor health for some time. The immediate cause of his death, however, was pneumonia. The funeral will be held in the Methodist Episcpal church in Yorktown, Wednesday at 1 o'clock p.m. Burial in Polsley cemetery. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Feb 8, 1917
Mayall, Adel - Adel Mayall, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Mayall, was born Sept. 3, 1918, and died at the home of his parents in Clarinda, age 11 months and 17 days. His illness was short but acute, and the summons came unexpected, and the little one answered the call. But midst our tears and heartaches we find comfort in Jesus' statements: "Of such is the kingdom of Heaven." Though we cannot bring him back we can go to where he is. The funeral was conducted by the writer, at the home on the corner of Seventh and Water streets, and the body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery.—M. Hulbert. CLARINDA JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 28, 1919
Little Adel H. Mayall passed away the afternoon of Aug. 20th, at the age of not quite a year, having been born Sept. 3rd, 1918. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Marshall Hulbert, burial in Oak Grove cemetery. The baby's parents were Mr. and Mrs. E. Mayall. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Aug 28, 1919
|Mayall, Alfretta -
Died From Whooping Cough.
|Mayall, Sarah -
Mrs. Sarah Mayall, the wife of J. S. Mayall, whose home is in east Clarinda, died sunday afternoon at 4:30, aged 73 years, after an illness extending over many years, and because of which she had been unable to leave her bed for nearly a year. The funeral services were held at the home, W. O. Hutchings, of this city, conducting the services. Mrs. Mayall is survived by five children, three of whom, Mrs. Nettie Ridenour, Ernest and Arthur Mayall, live in this city. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 17, 1908
|Mayberry, Lewis M. -
A terrible accident occurred Monday afternoon at a saw mill located in the Buffington timber, four miles north of Glenwood. Lewis M. Mayberry, who resides near where the mill is operated, was the victim. He frequently assisted in the work about the mill, and on Monday was removing lumber from the saw. In some manner the heel of one shoe caught in the carriage, and before he could extricate himself the rapidly revolving circular saw caught him and so fearfully mangled the abdomen and hips that death resulted almost instantly. Mr. Mayberry had lived for thirty years in the vicinity where the accident took place, and was a respected citizen, and his tragic death was a great shock to the community. — Malvern lowan. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Apr 7, 1908
|Mayberry, Hubert C. -
The following obituary of the late Hubert Mayberry has been contributed to us. Hubert C. Mayberry was born in Clarinda April 28th 1891 and died May 3d 1912, aged 21 years and 6 days. He leaves a kind and devoted mother and two brothers, Lucius, residing in Council Bluffs, and John in Grinnel. For a number of years Hubert and his widowed mother have been all to each other that mother and son could be, and the blow falls most heavenly on her. The sympathy of kind friends and of the entire community is extended to her in this her great loss. Hubert was converted nine years ago in the M. E. Church and was a member of Miss Mable Stone's Sunday school class of young men. He told his mother he was ready to go, but told her not to worry nor grieve but come as soon as she could. In talking to her a few days previous to his death he expressed the wish that "Lead Kindly Light" might be sung at his funeral. He has also been a member of Co I, I. N. G. and received an honorable discharge over a year ago, being unable for service. He went with his Company to Sparta Wis to the annual encampment in 1910 but was granted a discharge soon after his return. He has been in ill health for some time and died from the dread disease that no earthly physician can cure. His suffering is ended, and may he who have promised to surtain the widow and orphans care for and support them in their deep affiction. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, May 9, 1912
Mabury, Hubert - Hubert Mabury died Friday afternoon at the Killingsworth hospital, following a surgical operation first of the week for internal cancer of the stomach. He withstood the operation well and was recovering nicely but thoughtlessly arose from his bed Friday to get a drink of water during the temporary absence of his nurse which caused a hemorrage from which he failed to revive. Hubert was a quiet and gentle manly young man about 21 years of age. He had been a member of Co. I, Iowa National Guard, but was discharged some time ago on account of failing health. The funeral was held Sunday at 3 p. m., conducted by Rev. Wm Stevenson, with members of Co. I as pall bearers and a squad of the boys in full uniform accompanied the remains to the city cemetery, firing the military salute and sounding taps over their departed comrade. PAGE COUNTY DEMOCRAT, Clarinda, Iowa, May 9, 1912