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Nancy Maxwell Dies, Christmas
Spent 52 years on Muddy Creek Farm
Muddy Creek–(special)–Mrs. Nancy Ann Maxwell passed away Christmas morning at her home here. Mrs. Maxwell was born in 1867 in Effingham County, Illinois. She moved first to Reno, Nevada and then to Fort Bidwell, Calif., before coming to Oregon by wagon train in 1880. Mrs. Maxwell was married to J.O. Maxwell January 20, 1886, fifty two years ago they moved to the ranch where she passed away. J. O. Maxwell died May 9, 1917.
Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Baptist church and of the Rebekah lodge of Haines. To this union were born ten children; Wallace, John, Omer and Glen of Haines; William of McMinnville; four daughters, Mrs. C. K. Fisher; Mrs. Myrtle Jackson, and Mrs. Raymond Ward of Haines and Mrs. C.W. Bishop of Los Angeles. One son, Dewey Maxwell, died November 2, 1936.
Two sisters, Mrs. A. K. Graham of Baker and Mrs. J. W. O’Bryant of Portland, a brother J. L. Hand of North Powder, 26 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held in Haines Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Baptist church with Rev. Ralph H. Gorsline officiating. Two vocal solos, “My Redeemer Lives” and “Rock of Ages” were sung by Mrs. W. L. Lovelady. Interment was in the Haines cemetery.
Source: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Dec.30, 1937, page 1
Contributed by: Belva Ticknor