|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1840|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1930|
Census records show Morgan Maxwell as being born in 1842 in Ohio. Marion County records show that he married Cynthia A. Kirkpatrick on August 24, 1864; however the couple has not been located in further censuses. On August 17, 1870, he married Matilda Jane Lambert at her home in Tipton county. The couple had five children.
The Jefferson County, Kansas Tombstone book lists Morgan Marshall Maxwell born 17 Dec 1840 died 6 Dec 1930 and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Valley Falls, Kansas.
(Published in The Valley Falls Vindicator December 12, 1930) - DEATH OF M. M. MAXWELL -- Mr. M. M. Maxwell, one of the old time citizens of this community, died at his home in the Blue Mound neighborhood, last Saturday morning at the age of 90 years. Mr. Maxwell had only been ill a few days and while his condition was serious his death came as a shock to the community. Owing to the illness of his wife short services were held at the home at 1 o'clock Tuesday, conducted by Rev. Nielsen; and at 2:30 o'clock services were held at the Methodist church, conducted by Revs. Sample and Kimball. Interment was in the Valley Falls cemetery. Obituary will be given next week.
Published in the Valley Falls Vindicator December 19, 1930) -- OBITUARY -- MAXWELL -- Morgan Marshall Maxwell, second son of Bazil and Amy Maxwell, was born December 17th, 1840 in Morgan county, Ohio, and closed his eyes on this world at his home south of Valley Falls, Saturday morning, December 6th, 1930 -- aged 89 years, 11 months and 19 days.
When only four years of age his parents moved to Marion county, Indiana, where he grew to manhood, and on August 17th, 1870, he was married to Matilda Jane Lambert at her home in Tipton county, Indiana. In September 1871, the young couple came to Kansas and this county, and in August 1872 they moved to the location that has ever since been their home.
To Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell children five children were born: Minnie May, George Earl, William Pearl, Nettie and Amy -- of these William Pearl and Amy have preceded Father to the "Great Beyond", leaving a devoted wife and mother, and daughters, Mrs. John Campbell, and Miss Nettie, and son George Earl, of Kansas City; grandchildren Marie and William Campbell, Victor and Shirley Trower, and great granddaughter Nellie Mae Campbell, to remember a devoted husband, loving father, ever helpful counsellor, guide and friend. Of a large family of brothers and sisters only one remains -- a sister -- Mrs. Clifford Wolfgang, of South Haven, Michigan--the baby of the family, but she was not able to come to the funeral.
Owing to the fact that Mrs. Maxwell is in very poor health and did not feel able to make the trip to town, a short service was held at the home Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Nielsen of the Lutheran church, after which the body was taken to the Methodist church in Valley Falls, where in the presence of a large number of friends and intimate associates who had known "Uncle Morg" for more than half a century, appropriate services were conducted by Rev. O. L. Sample and Rev. Chas. H. Kimball, and the mortal part of this splendid citizen, typical American and real man was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.
"Tis enough for me when the day is done And the sun sinks in the west That I may close my eyes and sleep And my soul shall be at rest. "Tis enough for me that my friends may say: "Not alone for gain be wrought But rather a life of Service here Was the path his feet e'er south" "Tis enough for me when the day has closed And I cross to the other shore Then I shalt meet my Saviour there And the Loved Ones gone before, To dwell with them throughout the years Of an endless Eternity This, O God, is all that I ask, "Tis all and enough for me. (Written by Chester and Victor Trower as their interpretation of Grandpa's thoughts.)
The toilworn hands are folded across the pulseless breast The weary feet have entered God's everlasting rest The peace of God has fallen o'er the face deep lined with care And left its solemn stillness on the shining silver hair. Rest for the weary body after the burden of pain The Bird and the flowers around him, above him the sunshine and rain Peace for the purified spirit, the victory has been won The foe at last is vanquished, the work of life well done."
In the passing of M. M. Maxwell Jefferson county has lost one of her best citizens. for more than half a century this man has stood for all that is best and most progressive, cleanest and most successful in all lines of human endeavor; and has illustrated in his own life those principles of industry, sobriety, honesty and generosity that typify the highest and best of American citizenship -- than which there is no better.
In politics "Uncle Morg" was a republication; in religion a Methodist; he was a member of the local A.O.U.W. lodge for more than forty years; was a member of the school board for an equal term; for almost a half century was a constant correspondent of the local papers, and his weekly observations and comments on local and current events were read and enjoyed by many people who never heard of this county other than thro' the newspapers carrying "Kohl Rabi's" items; he was one of the most enthusiastic of all supporters of the fairs of the county--both as an exhibitor and with his financial support; and as a boys man he was unexcelled, as many a now grown man who as a boy came under his direction and advice will testify.
While he had very positive ideas on all public questions yet he was never a 'radical" and always conceded to the other fellow all the rights of opinion he took for himself; and in the community he was ever a peacemaker, and many a difference between neighbors was settled in a friendly manner by his intervention which would otherwise have been carried to court; as a matter of act if all men were like "Uncle Morg" there would be no need for courts, and jails would be without occupants.
May the memory of this good man ever be an incentive to better life and living to all who knew him.
Hail and farewell.
CARD OF THANKS -- We wish to express our appreciation for the sympathy and assistance of our neighbors and friends in the sickness and death of our husband and father; also thank the ministers for their comforting words, the singers and organist for their consoling music and the many friends and relatives for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. M. M. Maxwell, Nettie Maxwell, Dr. and Mrs. G. E. Maxwell, C. L. Trower and children, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Campbell and family.
Basil Maxwell (1818 - 1887)
Amy Guion Maxwell (1823 - 1910)
Matilda Jane Lambert Maxwell (1845 - 1931)*
Amy Leota Maxwell Trower (1886 - 1930)*
Valley Falls Cemetery
Maintained by: Nellie & Bob Thurman
Originally Created by: Margie & Bob
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32187003