Harrison C. (1839 - 1927)
Surnames: MAXON HOUGHTON HOLBROOK ANDRUS MONROE LOWREY CREASON CARDER
----Sources: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 08/13/1927
Maxon, Harrison C. (18 DEC 1839 - 5 AUG 1927)
Harrison C. Maxon was born at Adams Center, Jefferson Co., N.Y., on Dec. 18, 1839, and died at his home in Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.), Aug. 5, 1927, aged 87 years, 7 months and 17 days. Death came after a long illness of dropsy.
Deceased was the oldest son of Darwin E. and Hannah Crouch Maxon, of a family of ten children. He came with his parents to Walworth County, Wis. when ten years old, and resided there until 1855, when the family moved into the newly opened section of northern Jackson County, now known as Houghtonburg. When the Civil War broke out Mr. Maxon enlisted in Co. I 14th Wis., and was wounded in the battle of Shiloh. This being followed by sickness he was discharged, and his father went south and brought him home. As soon as he recovered, he re-enlisted, this time in Co. A. 11th Ill. Cav., serving until the close of the war. He attained the rank of corporal and was dispatch bearer for Gen Washburn, later governor of Wisconsin, to Gen Canby at New Orleans.
Returning to this vicinity after the war, he was married to Miss Ida E. Houghton on August 20, 1873. One son was born to this union. His wife died April 2, 1882, and the son within a few days of the mother. Mr. Maxon married again in August 1883, Mrs. Florence Holbrook. The Maxon family went to California in 1873, when the father died in 1891, at the age of 79, and the subject of this sketch followed the other members of the family to that state in ’77, where he farmed with the exception of a short time in Dakota Territory, until 1889. Returning to Humbird, he engaged for eleven years in the grain business and then practice as a veterinary surgeon, a profession he had learned from his father, and in which he was greatly successful until old age caused his retirement.
On Feb. 23, 1898, Mr. Maxon was again united in marriage, his third wife being Miss Daisy M. Andrus, and three children were born: two sons, Paul and Lowell, at home; and one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Monroe of White Bear, Minn., who survives him. Deceased also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Estella Lowrey, Visalia, Calif., Mrs. Ada Creason, Oregon City, Ore., Mrs. Mattie Carder, Exeter, Calif., and one brother, Fred, also of Exeter. Mr. Maxon traced his lineage back to early colonial days, his mother being a direct descendant of County Rezigee, who escaped from France on account of religious persecution.
The funeral was held from the town hall Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C.F. Klein preaching from the text, "Put thin house in order." Business places were closed during the services, and street flags were displayed at half-mast in honor of the veteran. Burial was beside his wife and son in the Houghtonburg Cemetery. The firing squad from Neillsville fired the volley over his grave as the bugle sounded the farewell notes.
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