Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
October 10, 2007
Arebba B. Maxwell, 91, Cincinnatti, Ohio, died Saturday, October 6, 2007.
Born November 2, 1915, Shelbyville, d/o  Scott and Ethel Harney Midkiff.
Married  Paul Vernon Maxwell; he preceded in death.
Survivors:  children,  Norita AlpinPaul V. Maxwell,  Scott J. Maxwell,  Phyllis Beard,  Timothy Maxwell,  Bruce Maxwell,  Kimberly Hollstein;  twelve grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a daughter and infant son, Sandra Young and Keith Maxwell;  brothers, Carl Midkiff,  WWII Capt. Kimble Midkiff;  sisters, Myrtle Manche and Helen Midkiff and one grandson.
Devout Christian, committed to community service.
Services:  College Hill Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Burial:  Mt. Pisgah Baptist Cemetery, Shelby County, Indiana.
Contributions:  College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming for Carl Midkiff

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 2, 1981
Paul V. Maxwell died Saturday October 31, 1981 at Good Samaritan hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Born in Shelby county, Indiana, October 4, 1912 , s/o  Jesse and Eva (Smith) Maxwell.  
Married to  Arebba Midkiff  September 24, 1933, Cincinnati.
Survivors:  wife;  4 daughters, Mrs. Byron (Sandra) Young,  Mrs. Joseph (Kimberly) Hollstein  both of Utah;  Mrs. Kenneth (Norita) Aplin, Cincinnati,  Mrs. Rutland (Phyllis) Beard III, Dayton;  4 sons, Paul V. Maxwell, Jr. Arkansas,  Scott Maxwell  and  Bruce Maxwell, both of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Willard [Naomi] Day  of Shelbyville.
Son  Keith Maxwell  died in 1955.
Worked for the U.S. Postal Service.
Burial:  Mt. Pisgah cemetery, Shelby county.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday July 11, 1957
Rites for County Man To Be Held Saturday
John L. Maxwell, 50 died today at his home following a paralytic stroke.
Resident of the Marietta community since 1945.
Born in Morgan county March 7, 1907, s/o  Charles and Susie Mariah (Shoffner) Maxwell
Married  Katherine White  Oct 11, 1928.
Survivors:  wife;  son, Rev. Loren Maxwell, of Terre Haute;  daughter, Rose Marie Maxwell  at home.
Employed with the Polk Milk Company in Indianapolis for 20 years.
Burial in the Miller Cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday January 22, 1955
Mrs. Susie Mariah Maxwell, 77, who resided with a son, John Leonard Maxwell  in Marietta, died at Major hospital Friday.
Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky February 18, 1877, the daughter of  John & Mevlina (Russell) Shoffner. Married Charles Maxwell, who died in August, 1951.
Survivors:  son John L. Maxwell; sister  Mrs. Mayme Drybread  of Miami, Florida; two grandchildren and one nephew.
Member of Bengal Methodist Church and the Pocahontas Lodge.
Burial in the Miller Cemetery
Contributed and summarized by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday September 1, 1951
Charles Maxwell, 74, Ill Two Years; Rites Monday
Charles Maxwell, 74, retired farmer, 527 West Taylor street died 8:20 p.m. Friday at Major hospital. Death was attributed to asthma.
Born Hendricks township March 2, 1877, son of  George L. and Martha (Scott) Maxwell.  Married December 3, 1899 to  Susie Shofner, who survives.  Also surviving is a son, John L. Maxwell, of Marietta and 2 grandchildren, Rev. Loren Maxwell  of Evansville and  Rose Marie Maxwell  of Marietta.
Member of Separate Baptist church in Jackson township, Odd Fellows, Improved Order of Red Men and Pocahontas Lodges.
Burial in the Miller cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday January 24, 1939
Page 1 column 5

Jesse Maxwell, 57, Dies at Home in City; Funeral To Be Wednesday
          Ill for the past two years, Jesse Maxwell, age fifty-seven, a lifelong resident of Shelby county, died Monday at 7:15 a.m. at his home, 224 west Taylor street.  Death was caused by carcinoma.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Charles M. Ewing funeral chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Edwin V. Hayden, pastor of the Bengal Christian church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ewing funeral chapel, north Harrison street, from Tuesday noon until the hour of the services.
          Mr. Maxwell was born on February 18, 1881, in Hendricks township, the son of  George L. and Martha (Scott) Maxwell.  He was united in marriage to  Miss Eva Smith, at Hammond, on September 17, 1904.  The deceased had always resided in Hendricks township until two years ago.
          Survivors are the widow, at home; two children, Paul Maxwell, of this city, and  Mrs. Willard Day, also of here; two sisters, Mrs. John Cooper, of Hendricks township and  Mrs. Ora Chappell, of Springfield, Ohio, and a brother, Charles Maxwell, of Shelbyville.
          The deceased was formerly a member of the Bengal Christian church.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday November 28, 1935
Page 1 column 1
Mrs. Martha A. Maxwell Passes Away After Long Illness
          Mrs. Martha A. Maxwell, eighty-one years, widow of  George L. Maxwell, died at 7:00 o'clock Wednesday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Cooper, in Hendricks township.  Her death followed an illness of a year.
          The deceased was the daughter of  Joel D.  and  Jane Morgan Scott, having been born November 29, 1853 in Jackson township.  She was married to  George L. Maxwell August 31, 1876.  His death occurred in 1920. 
          Mrs. Maxwell was a member of the Bengal Christian church and had formerly belonged to the Separate Baptist church south of Marietta.
          Surviving are four children, Charles Maxwell, of Shelbyville, Jesse Maxwell, of near the city, Mrs. Ora Chappell, of Springfield, Ohio, and  Mrs. Mary C. Cooper, of Hendricks township, at whose home she died; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Stoughton, of this city, and  Mrs. Henrietta Reed, of Hendricks township. 
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Bengal Christian church at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon.  The Rev. Paul E. Million, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday November 16, 1931
Page 1 column 5
Funeral Services Will Be Held at Fix and Son Mortuary
          Elisha A. Maxwell, former resident of this city, died at nine o'clock Saturday night at the Shelby county infirmary.  Complication of diseases was the cause of death.
          At the time of death Mr. Maxwell was seventy-nine years old.  He was born in Shelby county May 1, 1852.  Mr. Maxwell traveled over this county and adjoining counties, repairing and selling sewing machine for a number of years.
          Surviving is a half-sister, Mrs. Dora Roberts, of Indianapolis. 
          Funeral services will be conducted at the C.F. Fix and Son mortuary at ten o'clock Tuesday morning with the Rev. Thomas Hubbard, pastor of the Boggstown Seventh Day Adventist church officiating.  Burial will be in the Boggstown cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday June 15, 1920
Page 1 column 5
George Maxwell was found dead
Man, Living Alone, Was Discovered On Porch Today By Neighbor
          George L[eonard] Maxwell, age seventy-one years, died suddenly at ten o'clock Tuesday morning while working at his home, at 35 Haymond street.  His death was caused by heart trouble.
          Mr. Maxwell had been living at his home alone recently.  He was noticed during the morning sweeping about his house.  About ten o'clock a neighbor lady saw Mr. Maxwell fall on the porch of his home.  She ran to him, finding him unconscious.  Summoning help, Mr. Maxwell was carried into his home, where he died within a few minutes.  Dr. C.A. Tindall was called but the man had died before he arrived.  County Coroner Inlow was called.
          Mr. Maxwell had lived for many years in Hendricks township, where he had engaged in farming.  He leaves his widow [Mary/Martha], two sons, Charles and  Jesse Maxwell; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Schultz, of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Mary Cooper, of Mt. Auburn, and  Mrs. Cora Chappel, of Springfield, Ohio. 
          The body was moved this afternoon to the home of his wife, No. 547 West Taylor street.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by H.A. Hageman of the Morris Sleeth undertaking firm who is in charge.

Wednesday June 16, 1920
Page 3 column 3
          Funeral services for  George L. Maxwell, who died suddenly Tuesday at noon, will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the Second Mt. Pleasant church, the Rev. Chandler officiating.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 16, 1894
Page 3 column 2
          William Maxwell  died at the residence of his son, George, in West Hendricks township, August 12th, at ten p.m., age eighty-three years.  Funeral from the residence of George Maxwell at two p.m. August 13th.  Interment in the Keith graveyard by Hageman & Pile.
Franklin County, Indiana Marriages
Sarah Sheldon Andrew J. Updike
Jan 1, 1838
Franklin County, Indiana m\Marriages
William Maxwell  &  Sarah Updike
November 26, 1848
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marty

The  Daily  Republican
Monday, July 21, 1884.
          The funeral of  Miss Maxwell  will take place from the First Presbyterian church at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
Contributed by Marcia Stinson

An  Indianapolis  Newspaper
July 21, 1884
Page 3   column 4
Maxwell, Lizzie E.  (of Shelbyville) / Death of,
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