|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1807|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1893|
Dr. James Wright Maynard was the son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Wright) Maynard. He was the husband of Harriet M. (Goss) Maynard.
Unidentified Newsclipping - 1893
MAYNARD.--James Wright, son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Wright) Maynard was born in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, January 4, 1807, and died in Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, January 31, 1893. At the time of the Revolutionary War his parents resided in Massachursetts, and his father was employed in the marine service. In 1806 they emigrated to Ohio and settled in Franklin County. In 1839 the subject of this memoir emigrated to Iowa, while it was yet a Territory, in part occupied by the Indians, and settled in the Village of New London, Henry County, Iowa, where for the ten succeeding years he was engaged in the practice of medicine. Being a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he took a prominent part in establishing up the cause of religion in this portion of the West, and God permitted him to live to see, through the labors of himself and others, "the wilderness and solitary place made glad, and the desert rejoice and blossom as the rose." Dr. Maynard was always found on the right side of every moral question. In the days of slavery he was an avowed abolitionist, sometimes taking considerable risks to defend his principles. During the temperance agitation he was in the foremost rank. As a broad-minded humanitation he was ready to lend a helping hand to any enterprise that gave promise of improving society. In his death the church has lost a most active and zealous member, the community an honest and exemplary citizen, and his family a devoted and affectionate father. He rests from his labors, leaving two sons and one daughter to mourn their loss.
Stephen Maynard (1763 - 1822)
Elizabeth Wright Maynard (1766 - 1813)
Harriet M Goss Maynard (1817 - 1880)
Plot: Section: North Central - Row 8
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Dec 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23286775
In memory of my 1st cousin, 5x removed.|
Added: Jan. 16, 2014