MAXWELL, FREDERICK D - Benton County, Arkansas | FREDERICK D MAXWELL - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Frederick D MAXWELL

Oak Hill (Siloam Springs) Cemetery
Benton County,

1899 - October 17, 1905

Benton County Democrat
Sunday, October 19, 1905

MAXWELL, Fred -A sorrowful journey was that upon which C.D. Maxwell and his wife, accompanied by his sister, Miss Jennie Maxwell, and Mrs. Maxwell's father, F.L. Main of Siloam Springs, started Tuesday at noon. With them they carried all that remained to them of their bright little boy, nearly six years of age, to be placed to rest beside another loved and lost little one in the cemetery at Siloam Springs. Only a few short days ago he was with them full of life, love and laughter, making sunshine and gladness in their home and now he has passed from the loving embraces which tried so hard to keep him and gone to join the one who went before him to be an added link in the chain which draws loving hearts to look up to that shining City to which he has gone. Death, ruthless and remorseless, laid his fell hand on this tender bud through that disease dreaded of all parents, diphtheria, and though all efforts were made to loosen his hold, yet it was not to be so and he faded and died at 2:15 in the morning of Tuesday the 17th. Human sympathy and human love can do much but there comes crises in our lives when these fail to reach the aching void and we have no resource but to turn to God and "bless while it smites us the chastening rod." And so we commend these bereaved and sorrowing ones to Him who never yet failed in time of trouble and who alone can bring surcease of suffering. They have the sympathy of the entire town in their sore trouble.

Benton County Democrat
Thursday, October 26, 1905

{from The Siloam Springs Herald-Democrat} The telephone message from Bentonville Monday night announcing the death of Fred Maxwell cast a gloom over this city. It was known that the little fellow was very sick and his father and grandfather had been sent for. Mrs. C.D. Maxwell and the children had been visiting for several days at Mr. Maxwell's home and while there Fred, the oldest son and child was taken sick. From a sore throat at first, diphtheria took hold and this disease soon left the body lifeless. All arrangements were made at this place for the funeral. The remains were brought in Tuesday night and lay in McArthur's undertaking room all night. Wednesday morning at ten o'clock the body was taken to Oak Hill cemetery where short services were held. The nature of the disease forbade any special service. The sorrowing father and mother and relatives certainly have the heartfelt sympathy of this community and it does seem to be beyond human comprehension to understand the will of Him whom we are taught "doeth all things well."

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Submitted: 11/4/12 • Approved: 6/26/13 • Last Updated: 6/29/13 • R777736-G0-S3

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