OXLEY, Maria V. (1836-1902)
Posted By: Jen Shaffer (email)
Date: 11/10/2017 at 16:10:51
Death of a Pioneer
From the Corwith Hustler we get some particulars of the life and death of Mrs. Wm. Oxley, mother of G.V. Oxley, who died at her home near Corwith on Sunday May 25th:
Maria Vincent was born in London, Eng., Nov. 27, 1836, came to this country Aug. 19, 1854, and on the 24th of the same month was united in marriage to Wm. Oxley, in New York City. Soon after they moved to Wisconsin, where they resided 9 years, when they removed to Fayette County, Iowa. In 1881 they came to Hancock county, where they resided up to the time of her death.
To this union 13 children were born, 9 of whom - 8 sons and 1 daughter - together with the husband, survive her.
Mrs. Wm. Oxley's death is a sad blow to her aged husband, who had been her constant companion for the past 48 years. She had been a continual sufferer from heart trouble for a number of years and death came as a great relief.
This worthy couple were among our pioneers and underwent all the vicissitudes of those hardy people who have made Iowa what it is. We who have come onto the stage of action in these later days owe much to this class of people.
The funeral services were held in the M.E. church on Monday, May 26, the Rev. J.G. Waterman officiating. A large crowd of friends and neighbors were present to pay their respects to the dead and the living. The floral decorations were numerous and grand. The pall bearers were six of her sons, and the remains were laid to rest in the Corwith cemetery.
Original clipping 1902. Possibly Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter.
Hancock Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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