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Biography of John Child Maxson, M. D.

John Child Maxson, M. D. For over twenty-four years Doctor Maxson had practiced his profession in Kansas and is now located at Corning, where as a physician and surgeon of thorough attainments he had an extensive practice. His family were early settlers in Sonthern and Southeastern Kansas. Doctor Maxson is in the tenth generation from the immigrant of the family from England to the American colonies. The founder of the Maxson family in this country was Richard Maxson. Doctor Maxson’s grandfather, James Maxson, spent his life as a farmer in Alleghany County, New York. James S. Maxson, father of Doctor Maxson, was born in Alleghany County, New York, in 1823. He grew up there, and when a young man went to Wisconsin, where he married. For some years he taught school both in Kentucky and Wisconsin. In the fall of 1873 he moved to Lyon County, Kansas, and was one of the early settlers there. By trade he was a painter, and he combined that occupation with farming until 1880, when he removed to Coffey County for three years and then for ten years lived at Parsons in Labette County and finally located at Erie in Neosho County. Late in life he retired to Kelly, Kansas, and died there in 1905, Twice during the Civil war he tried to get enrolled in the Union army, but was rejected on account of a paralysis in the right hand and arm. He was a republican in politics and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. James S. Maxson married Amelia Betsey Child, who was born in 1834, and died...

Ferguson, William B. – Obituary

Funeral services for William (Bill) Ferguson, age 71, well known Enterprise and Baker, Ore., business man were conducted Friday, Feb. 27, in Gray’s West and Company Pioneer Chapel. The Rev. Richard K. Toll of St. Stephens Episcopal Church officiated. Burial followed in the family plot in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died Wednesday, Feb. 24, at his home after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 12, 1904, in Corning, Kansas, the son of George and Mattie Mae Casey Ferguson. He had his schooling in Broken Bow and was married to Isla Pearl Williams, May 2, 1925, in Grande Island, Nebraska. He moved from Kansas to Nebraska and ranched with his father for several years. In 1944 he was in the automobile business in Enterprise, Oregon until 1966 when he moved to Baker City and operated Ferguson Motors with a dealership for Datsun vehicles until his retirement. He had been in the automobile business from 1935 to his retirement in Baker City. He was a great outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all he loved Oregon and was always glad he had settled here. He is survived by his wife, Isla; two sons, William C. Ferguson of Pendleton, Oregon, Jack Ferguson of Baker; two daughters, Audrey Best of Baker, Virginia Hayden of La Grande. Oregon; three brothers, Roy, Glen and Robert Ferguson all of Broken Bow; Kansas; three sisters, Edith Thompson of Colorado; Grace Bronson of Iowa; Hazel Tiff of Berwyn; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends who wish may contribute to the Mt. States Tumor Institute and this may be...

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