Obit: Maxson, Amelia M. (1869 - 1942)

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Surnames: Maxon, Longenecker, Miller, Imig, Patey, Schoengarth, Scott, Bullard, Kroll, Peterson, Turville, Zickert

----Sources: The Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 20 Aug. 1942

Maxson, Amelia M. (20 March 1869 - 13 Aug. 1942)

Funeral rites for Mrs. Selwin Maxson were held Sunday at Fort Atkinson. After the service there, the remains were brought to Neillsville where services were held at the Schiller Funeral Home Monday at 1:30 followed by services in the Congregational church at two. The Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiated. Burial was made in the Imig Family lot in the Neillsville Cemetery.

Mrs. Maxson passed away while in her sleep on Thursday night, August 13, 1942, at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Anna Miller, with whom she had been living since a year ago at Fort Atkinson, Wis. She had not been ill and retired in apparent good health.

The departed was born Amelia M. Imig to Henry and Louise Imig in the town of Oakland, Jefferson Co., Wisconsin, March 20, 1869. She received her education in the rural school at the place of birth and at the Ft. Atkinson, Wis., High School. At an early age, she took up the study of music and became so proficient that she acted in the capacity of instructor in music for many years. In the year 1901, she moved with her parents to Neillsville where she continued her work as music instructor until the time of her marriage to Selwin Maxson of Oak Park, Ill., which took place at Neillsville, Wis., on June 19, 1920.

Mrs. Maxson united with the church when but a girl and had always remained faithful and loyal to the principles by which she had chosen to guide her life. She gave freely and willingly of her time to build up the musical standards of the Neillsville churches, for a time directing two choirs. She was possessed of a keen appreciation of the better things of life, and held at lasting affection for her friends.

Surviving to mourn her loss are, her husband, who is confined to an invalid’s home in Cook County, Ill.; three brothers, Charles, Rudolph, Wis., William and Arthur, Neillsville, Wis. She also leaves five nieces and nephews.

Mrs. S. G. Patey and Mrs. O. W. Schoengarth sang at the rites, with Mrs. Jess Scott accompanying at the piano. Mr. Patey, Fred Bullard, Henry Kroll, B. H. Peterson, Dan Turville and Frank Zickert acted as pallbearers.



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