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Anson P. Bixby

Near Shellsburg, on Saturday morning Aug. 6, 1881, Anson P., only son of Albert and Sarah A. Bixby, aged 8 years 6 months and 17 days

Anson was a bright little boy, and was the pride and joy of the household. He was taken away very suddenly, and at a time when his fond parents seemed least prepared to part with him. Their grief seems almost more than they can endure, but they have as a consolation the cheering faith that their little son has gone to a better, brighter world, where they can again be with him in the "sweet bye and bye." The "Record" extends to the grief- stricken parents the sincere sympathy of this entire community

The funeral exercises took place at the Baptist church in Shellsburg on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, when the church was filled to its utmost capacity with sympathizing friends

The following lines were written by Rev. J.W. Thompson:

Our darling one his race has run,
And reached the goal in heaven's portals,
But while he's glad our hearts are sad,
At this, the common lot of mortals
Oh, how we miss his good night kiss,
And then again the morning greetings;
And yet it seems that in our dreams,
We have again those happy meetings
His little voice makes us rejoice,
And home's again a bright elysian;
But when we wake-ah, sad mistake;
Our joy has only been a vision
O, darling pet, we'll ne'er forget
The sadness of our daily story;
Yet in our grief there is relief,
That by and by we'll meet in glory.

{Submitter comment: This is from an original newspaper clipping. The name of the newspaper and date of publication are unknown. }
Submitted on Feb 15, 2003 by
Stacy Nesvik,

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Mrs. Ida Mae Bixby dies in Cedar Rapids
Ida Mae Bixby

Benton County News

Shellsburg, Feb 17- Funeral services will be held here tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 at the Federated church for Mrs. Ida Mae Bixby of Cedar Rapids, a former Shellsburg resident. Burial will be in the Shellsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Bixby died in St. Luke's hospital in Cedar Rapids Monday morning after a brief illness.

Ida Mae Johnson was born in Shellsburg May 14, 1885, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Johnson. She lived here until 1941 when she moved to Cedar Rapids.

She leaves five daughters. Mrs. Reuben Senft of Shellsburg; Mrs. Merl Weir of Mr. Auburn; Mrs. Howard Williams of Shellsburg. Mrs. Harold Inman of Grimes and Mrs. Richard Radeke of Ed Cajon. Cal; one son. Kirk Bixy of Marion; a sister Mrs. Mattie Johnson of Shellsburg 21 grandchildren. A nephew and an Aunt, Mrs. Nellie Long of Seattle, Wash., also survive. Mr. Bixby preceded her in death. Mrs. Bixby was a member of the Shellsburg Presbyterian church.

The body is at the Turner chapel in Cedar Rapids...

{Submitter comment: Clipping Feb 1948
Clipping by Martha Long }

Submitted on 27-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason reynolds,

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Times; March 14, 1934
Death Claims Early Settler of Shellsburg
Laura Virginia Maxson Bixby

Benton County News

Special to Daily Times

Shellsburg- Mrs. Laura Bixby, 73 the widow of Wallace Bixby, a resident of the Shellsburg community 75 years, died at her home here Tuesday after a lingering illness.

Funeral rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o"clock in the Federated church. The services will be conducted by the Rev.L W.Inman. Burial will be in the local cemetery. Mr.Bixby died seveal years ago.

Mrs. Bixby's first husband John Maxson to whom she was married on Nov. 27, 1873, died in 1916.

Five of the nine children born to this marriage are living; Mrs. Nellie Abbe of Center Point, Charles Maxson of Reno, Nev., Simeon Maxson of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs Lora Harbert of Shellsburg, and Chester Maxson of Belle Plaine.

The family includes nine grand-children and five great grandchildren.

{Submitter comment: clippings by Marilyn Kolsrud and Martha Long}

Submitted on 17-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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