Person:Margaret Whitford (4)

  • HSilas Maxson1815 - 1888
  • WMargaret E. Whitford - 1888
m. 26 Jan 1841
  1. Josephine Maxson1842 - 1907
  2. Medora A. Maxson1845 - 1884
  3. Silas Whitford Maxson1847 - 1916
  4. James Murray Maxson1857 - 1922
Facts and Events
Name Margaret E. Whitford
Gender Female
Birth[1] Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States
Marriage 26 Jan 1841 to Silas Maxson
Death[1] 6 Dec 1888 Alfred Centre, Allegany, New York, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder
    44:51:8, December 20, 1888.

    Margaret E. Maxson, widow of Silas Maxson, and daughter of the late Edward Whitford, died Dec. 6, 1888, aged 67 years, 11 months and 27 days. Ten days before her death she left home at Adams Centre, N. Y., for Alfred Centre, where she intended spending the winter with her daughter, Inez Maxson. She reached her destination safely and apparently in usual health but was soon prostrated with strangulated hernia from which death alone released her.
    She was born in Berlin, N. Y., and was the youngest of twelve children, nine of whom reached maturity. Coming to Jefferson County with her parents at an early day, she very soon joined the Adams Church, of which she has been a member for fifty-two years. She had been teacher of a large Sabbath school class for over thirty years - for so many years and through so many changes that only two of the original members remain.
    She was a woman of an exceptionally devotional nature and spiritual attainments, a woman of prayer in her family and in her church. She rarely ever met any one socially to whom she did not address words of Christian counsel. On the Sabbath before she left us, after the sermon, she arose and declared her love for Christ and her covenant brethren and sisters. She also embraced the members of her Sabbath school class and exhorted them to be faithful to Christ.
    Two weeks from that day, from that church her funeral was attended by a very large and sympathetic audience. The entire church feel her death as a personal bereavement and therefore sympathize with the four remaining children. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." Rev. 14: 13. A. B. P.