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JOHN CLARK MAXWELL
Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 267
John C. MAXWELL, farmer, fruit grower and stock raiser, Crawfordsville, was born in Union County, IN July 21, 1822 and is the son of Thomas and Jemima. In 1853 Mr. Maxwekk settled in the city of Crawfordsville. He lived in the city 11 years and then traded for the property where he now lives. He had the advantages of a common school education. At the age of 24 his father died and he stayed and took care of his mother until he was 31 years old. He began life without any capital, but industry and integrity. He was first marr. in 1853 to Anna O'NEALL, of this county. She died Sept 23, 1870. By this union there were five children: Ella, Frank O, Mary G, Fred F and Harry L. Frank attended the common school and also Wabash College 3 years. He taught school in the winters for 3 years. Ella attended the common school, the city schools of Crawfordsville and on term at Logansport. She has taught school 5 years. Mary also has a good education and is a school teacher. Mr. M. was marr. the second time, Feb 14, 1872 to Mrs. Catherine PADDOCK, of Union Co. By this marr, there are 3 children: George; John and Ira. Mr. M. has been township assessor, city appraiser twice and is now vice pres. of the Mont. Co. Agricultural Soc. He is a Mason and republican. Mr. M. is now giving special attention to small fruits; and for about 5 years he has been engaged in raising Jersey cows.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Review, April 21, 1883
John C. MAXWELL doed Thursday morning last of typhoid fever, aged 60 years. Mr. Maxwell was one of our foremost citizens and his loss will be deeply felt. He was b. in Union Co this state July 21, 1822 (?). He removed to this city in 1853, where he was marr. to Miss Annie O'NEALL, by whom he had 5 children. After the death of his wife he was again marr. to Mrs. Catharine PADDOCK of Union Co, IN who with his children survive him. Mr. Maxwell was VP of Montgomery Co. Fair Association, a position he has held ever since it was organized. He was elected Twp. Assessor in 1882. He was a man who took great interest in Agriculture and Horticulture, being an active and inquiring member of the Co. Horticultural Society and made some valuable discoveries. His funeral took place today under the auspices of the Masonic Order of which he was an active member.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal, May 5, 1883
The Late John C. Maxwell The following brief obituary of John C. Maxwell was read by Rev. GW STAFFORD at his funeral on the 21st inst "John Clark Maxwell was born in Union Co, in this state, July 1, 1822 and was the son of Thomas and Jemima Maxwell. His early life was spent near his birthplace. At the age of 24 years his father died and he remained at home and took care of his mother until he was 32 years old. He was favored with a common school education, and began life without any capital but industry and integrity. He was first marr. in 1858 to Miss Anna O'NEALL, daughter of Abijah O'Neall of this County, whop receded him to the spirit world Sept 23, 1870. By this union, there were 5 children, all of whom survive and all are present on this sad occasion except Freddie, who is in Texas and to whose heart this and intelligence will bring the deepest sorrow. After his first marr, he resided in Tipp. Co for a short time after which he moved to this County and settled in Crawfordsville. He lived in the city 11 years and then purchased the property on which he lived up to the time of his death. Mr. M. was marr. a second time on Feb. 14, 1872 to Mrs. Catharine PADDOCK of Union County. Three children are the fruit of this marr. These three dear little boys with their mother are present today. Mr. M. filled several public offices in this co. with integrity and honor to himself and to his constituents. At the time of his death, he was VP of the Mont. Co. Agricultural Soc. and has taken a leading part in all public enterprises of the co. since he made it his home. He was a member of the order of Free Masons, and was a believer in the final restoration of all things, but never became identified with the Church. Mr. Maxwell was a good citizen, an affectionate husband, and a kind and indulgent father. He had been in declining health since the commencement of the presnet year and was confined to his room and bed for the last 10 days previous to his death, which occured on Thurs. morning at 7 o'clock the 19th day of April 1883...
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