Hamilton County

T/4 Marcus A. Maxon





Marcus A. Maxon, son of Mrs. Caddie L. Maxon of this city, has been promoted to the rank of technician fifth grade according to word received here. He is doing specialized laboratory work at the 76th General Hospital, Vancouver, Wash. and has been in service since September, 1942.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, July 24, 1943


T4 Marcus A. Maxon, son of Mrs. Caddie L. Maxon of this city, is now located with a hospital corps unit near Paris, according to word received by his mother.  He was formerly stationed in England and Ireland.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, October 20, 1944

Marcus Arthur Maxon was born Mar. 19, 1910 to Henry A. and Caddie Lyon Maxon. He died Feb. 2, 1994 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Maxon served with the U.S. Army in World War II as a medical technician.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Feb. 4, 1994

Marcus Maxon, 83, Webster City, died Feb. 2, 1994 at Southfield Care Center. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Foster Funeral Home with Ray Artrip officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Friday until time of service at Fosters.

Marcus Arthur Maxon, son of Henry and Caddie (Lyon) Maxon, was born March 10, 1910 at Webster City. He graduated from Webster City High School. Then received his bachelor of science degree in horticulture from Iowa State in 1937 and his master’s degree from Iowa State in 1939. He served with the U.S. Army from 1942-45 as a medical technician. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre ribbon with three bronze battle stars.

He taught at Michigan State University for two years, at South Dakota State University for five years and at Iowa State University for two years. He was later a horticulturist for the Cedar Rapids Park System. He retired from the Peoria, Ill. Park System in 1975.

He is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Max and Myra Maxon of Webster City; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Maxon of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and had been a contributing editor for the World Book Encyclopedia.

Source: ancestry.com