|Birth: ||Jun., 1840|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1917|
Buried February 6th at age 89. Cemetery is also referred to as Confidence in Undertaker Burden's records.
Obituary from The Banner dated Friday, February 9, 1917:
"Lived 90 Years
Josiah Maddox, aged nearly 90 years and a native of Arkansas, died at his home in Confidence Sundy. Deceased came to this state in 1851 and soon after located in Tuolumne county, where in his younger days he was a prominent figure. He was a victim of pneumonia."
Josiah died at the residence of his son on the Tuolumne River. His son Joseph was the only surviving member of his family, his wife preceeding him a number of years before. The funeral was held with great difficulty due to sledding the body over the snow from the son's residence. Despite the fact that over two feet of snow covered the ground, a large number attended the funeral. As no minister was available, Undertaker Harry Burden committed the body to the grave with appropriate religious service.
The 1910 census lists Josiah's occupation as Quartz Miner.
On November 11, 1863 Josiah married Lucy Jane Ish. On November 13, 1869 he married Mary Waldran/Walton (ca 1842 Ireland - October 18, 1905).
Josiah had three children. David Lee (March 1872 - January 15, 1907) married Christina Gianelli July 29, 1899 in Sonora, George Edward (April 1874 - October 14, 1902) married Eleanor Longeway April 11, 1899 in Sonora and Joseph (December 26, 1877 - July 7, 1949). Joseph married Geraldine A. Luce on 5/13/1916.
David was killed in an accident in the Mary Mine at Arastraville.
The Maddox family owned the Geraldine Mine.
Mary Maddox (1840 - 1905)*
David Lee Maddox (1872 - 1907)*
George Edward Maddox (1874 - 1902)*
Joseph Maddox (1877 - 1949)*
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