John W. Marx

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John W. Marx

  • Birth May 1846 Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 21 May 1908 Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Lot 111, Plat 1
  • Memorial ID 39226335

(Information submitted by Karen Phillips #46884884)

Son of John G. Marx and Catherine Elizabeth Ackler
Married Martha Jane Ball 24 March 1869, Jefferson Co., IN

VETERAN
Co. K 22nd IN Inf

Sexton of Springdale Cemetery
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May 22, 1908- Madison Courier, Jefferson Co., IN
ANSWERS LAST ROLL CALL
John Marx, Veteran Volunteer Fireman and Soldier
The tolling of the bells of the Fire Department early this morning announced the death of Mr. John Marx, one of the oldest and best known members of Western Fire Co. No 3, who was also a veteran Union solider, of the 22nd Indiana Regiment. He was a son of John Marx, deceased, and was born in Madison sixty-six years ago this month. He was a gallant soldier in the war for the Union, enlisting in 1861, and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, one of the most enthusiastic in the city. He kept a record of the deaths and burials of soldiers here, and said recently that they numbered over four hundred. He was for forty-two years an employee of Mr. Richard Johnson, working first for him at the factory at the head of Crooked Creek, and of late years at the John Cordage Works, where he was night watchman at the time of his death. Mr. Johnson has often spoken of his fidelity and faithfulness, and hastened immediately to his home on learning of his sudden demise. He was a plain, outspoken, generous hearted man, faithful to his duties as a citizen, husband and father and leaves a multitude of friends. Mrs. Marx had suffered for many years with heart trouble and asthma, and although apparently strong and hearty, his health had loon been poor, and the announcement of his death caused little surprise to those who knew him best. He had apparently become ill after going on duty and gone to the nearby home of Mr. Robert Alexander, and knocked last night about 10 o'clock, and when they came to the door her was sitting on the steps. They got him inside and sent for a doctor, but in a very few minutes life was extinct. He was shortly after carried to his home. Death resulted from heart failure. Mr. Marx leaves a wife, who maiden name was Martha Ball; also a son, William, and six daughters: Mrs. Henry C. Ulmer, of this city; Mrs. John Hoefling, of this city; Mrs. Flavius Gray, of Anderson, Mrs. Bert Falconer, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Clarence White, of Piqua, Ohio, and Mrs. Wilmer Fisher.
Besides being an Odd-Fellow, he belonged to Alois O Bachman Post, Grand Army of the Republic, so that he will be buried with both Military honors, and those of the first named fraternity, sometime Sunday afternoon.


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  • Created by: Sharon Kay Dean
  • Added: 8 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39226335
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John W. Marx (May 1846–21 May 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39226335, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Kay Dean (contributor 46847728) .