John Franklin Maharry, a resident of the Lenox community for 42 years, died at his home in Rock Island, Ill., November 23, at the age of 72 years, 9 months and 27 days. He had made his home at that place since January 1922.
The body was brought to Lenox Monday morning, November 25, and the funeral services were held that afternoon at the United Presbyterian church, conducted by Dr. Davidson, assisted by Rev. Crafts, and interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.
The funeral was largely attended by old friends who had known Mr. Maharry during his long residence here.
John Franklin Maharry was born in Aledo, Ill., January 26, 1857 and died in Rock Island, Ill., November 23, 1929. On February 16, 1880, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Seaton, of Cedar Creek, Ill., and immediately following the wedding they moved to Lenox where they lived until in January, 1922, when they moved to their new home at Rock Island.
Eight children were born in the Maharry home: George M. and James A. of Berkeley, Calif., Mary Bell and Ernest, who died in infancy, Ethel Bricker, of Lenox, Pearl Hofer of Rock Island, Fern Bell, of Rockford, Ill., and Ralph,
of Rock Island, Ill. Mr. Maharry is also survived by his wife. There are five grandchildren in addition to those above named, Mr. Maharry is also survived by a sister, Mrs Sarah Muncey, of Lenox, and a brother M. B. Maharry, of Green River, Utah.
When Mr. Maharry was seventeen years old he joined the United Presbyterian church at Little York, Ill., under the pastorate of the late Dr. W. T. Campbell. He remained a consistent member of the church until his death.
Dr. Davidson took his text from Job 14:14, "Shall he live again?" The question was answered in the words of the text, "He shall live again." Jesus said to Martha, who mourned for her brother, "He that believeth in me though he were dead, he shall live again and whosoever in me shall never die."
Lenox Time Table, Lenox, Iowa Thursday November 28, 1929
Elizabeth Seaton Maharry (1857 - 1945)*
Ethel M. Maharry Bricker (1892 - 1986)*
Sarah Pearl Maharry Hofer (1896 - 1954)*
Fern Maharry Gordon (1899 - 1978)*
Ralph Maharry (1901 - 1964)*
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Feb 26, 2010
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