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Obituary- Maxwell, Samuel

S.B. Maxwell Dead

Samuel B. Maxwell died at his home, 626 Merchant street Tuesday morning Oct. 22, at 10:10 o'clock. His death was due to a tumor on the brain, of which malady he had been suffering for some time. The heat of the past summer had aggravated and made his suffering more intense. He had been seriously ill for the past month, but was not confined to the bed continuously until ten days ago.

Mr. Maxwell was born in Sydney, Ohio, April 26, 1844. After his marriage to Miss Rebecca Fathenstock, in 1861, he left his work in a mill owned by his uncle joined in the army and served six months in the war. Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell came to Emporia over twenty years ago. The first sixteen years of his life in Emporia was spent as a miller in Soden's mill, making a total of forty-five years at this work. Six years ago he quit the mill work and entered into the dairy business east of Emporia, on Logan Avenue. He conducted this business one year, and then moved to Emporia and engaged in a milk and ice cream business. This business was discontinued last January. Mr. Maxwell was a man of wide acquaintance and had been a respected citizen all of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Emporia and always had been interested in church work. He was a member the A.O.U.W., the Degree of Honor, the Fraternal Union, and of Plumb Post, No. 55.

The members of the family surviving Mr. Maxwell are Mrs. Maxwell and their children, Mrs. Jennie Nicholas, of Wichita; Mrs. Cora Kelley, of Emporia; Mrs. Lola Cain, of Denver, and Web Maxwell, of Montana. - Emporia Gazette

Mr. Maxwell is remembered by many of the older settlers here as he moved from here to Emporia more than twenty-five years ago. While a citizen of Rossville he conducted the old City hotel that then stood where the Chas. Boyles residence now is, back of the McPherson livery barn. He was also in partnership with Mr. Close in the old rock flouring mill now run by Chas. Fritz as an elevator. At that time the mill did a flourishing business making flour.

[From The Rossville Reporter, November 7, 1913]


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