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Descendants of Hans (John) Maegert Maggard


457. William Maggard

MO death certificate #22598
Age: 70yrs 11m 2d

1635. Roy Ellis Maggard

WWI Draft reg. card (M) June 5, 1917
Name: Roy Ellis Maggard
Homea address: Springfield, Greene Co., MO
Birthplace: Rich Hill, MO
Birth Date: 6 Oct 1892
Age: 24
Occupation: Butcher, self
Height: Medium
Build: Stout
Eyes: cGray
Hair: Dk. Brown
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1683215
DraftBoard: 0
Claimed exemption due to Rupture, Cronic Appendecitis

Hattie M. Rutledge

Name: Hattie Maggard
SSN: 491-03-4455
Last Residence: 74048 Nowata, Nowata, Oklahoma, United States of Ameri
Born: 23 Oct 1900
Died: Jan 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

461. Fernando Emmett "Sweed" Maggard

MO death certificate #11757
Informant: Otto Maggard

1639. Earl Maggard

Name: Earl Maggard
SSN: 499-10-2082
Last Residence: 65571 Summersville, Texas, Missouri, United States of America
Born: 10 Aug 1904
Died: Mar 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

1641. Denver (Doc) Maggard

WW2 Army Enlistment Record
Name: Denver Maggard
Birth Year: 1909
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Missouri
State: Missouri
County or City: Shannon
Enlistment Date: 30 Oct 1942
Enlistment State: Missouri
Enlistment City: Jefferson Barracks
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Geographer
Marital Status: Single, with dependents
Height: 72
Weight: 149
MO Death Certificate
Denver Maggard
Birth: 7-15-1909
Age: 48
Death: 5-4-1958
Usual Occupation: Stone Mason

1643. Kirk Otto Maggard

Name: Otto Maggard
SSN: 493-32-8204
Last Residence: 64128 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States of America
Born: 26 Sep 1913
Died: 30 Nov 2000
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

472. Laura May Maggard

CA death index
Name: Laura May Mark
[Laura May Maggard]
Social Security #: 565426712
Birth Date: 6 Oct 1875
Birthplace: Iowa
Death Date: 25 Jan 1956
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Cuthbert

481. John Clark Maggard

Mo death certificate #14143
Name: J. C. Maggard
Birth Date: 20 Sep 1834
Death Date: 19 Apr 1917
Age: 82yr 6m 29d
Cemetery: Powell Cemetery
Mr. John C. Maggard, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of this community, died at his home in this city Thursday night, April 19, 1917. While Mr. Maggard had been in failing health for some time from kidney trouble and other disorders incident to advanced age, his last illness was brief, and he had been confined to his bed only a few days.
John Clark Maggard was born in Randolph county, Missouri, September 28, 1834, and at his death had attained the ripe old age of 82 years, 6 months, 20 days. He was married in 1862 to Miss Clarinda Myers, of Knox county, MO., who survives him; and who also has been in very poor health for several weeks. Ten children were born of this union, three of whom preceded the father to the grave. The surviving children are: Charles H. Maggard of Chillicothe, Mo.; Mrs. J. D. Thornton of Trenton, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Leake of this place; Mrs. J. D. Moller of Kansas City; Mrs. R. A. Billups of Keytesville; Bert Maggard of the vicinity of Indian Grove, and Miss Meda of this place. Mr. Maggard leaves twenty-three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.
Mr. Maggard had been for many years a member of the Baptist church, and was well known as one of the most devout Christian men in this community. He was a constant reader of the Bible, and possessed a remarkable knowledge of its teachings. He was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor, a worthy and respected citizen. He will be rememered as a man well worthy the high esteem in which he was held by all who knew him.
On account of the serious illness no funeral service was held at the home. The body was conveyed Saturday afternoon to the Powell Cemetery, northeast of Indian Grove, where services were conducted by Mr. Maggard's former pastor, Rev. Carter DeWeese, and where all that was mortal of John C. Maggard was tenderly laid to rest.

Clarinda Myers

MO death certificate #25055
Name: Clarinda Maggard (widowed)
Birth Date: 16 Jan 1844
Death Date: 25 Aug 1926
Age: 82yr 7m 9d
Cemetery: Powell Cemetery
Description: Located 1 1/2 miles northeast of Indian Grove, Mo.

1649. Charles H. Maggard

MO death certificate #17554
Charles H. Maggard
Age: 61yr 9m 28d
Occupation: Stock raiser and dealer

1653. Leila (Lula) Maggard

Marriage Record
Name: Miss Lula Maggard
Age: 18
Birth Date: abt 1870
Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1888
Marriage Location: Chariton, Missouri
Marriage County: Chariton
Spouse Name: Charles W Powell
Spouse Age: 21
Spouse Birth Date: abt 1867
Father's Name: John C Maggard

482. James Marion Maggard

Notation below from Kate Lund
It is thought that she was the mother of all of his children. He married second to Sadie Warner. It is thought he had no issue with her.
He homesteaded near Quinland Oklahoma, as did his younger brother William. In 1994, he had many
descendants still living in that area. Although we believe he was born in Scotland Co, MO, it was in the year of his birth that his parents migrated from Randolph Co, MO, so he could have been born before the migration as we do not know the exact date they moved from one county to the other.

1660. Walter Charley Maggard

WW1 Draft reg. card (M) Sept. 12, 1918
Name: Walter Charley Maggard
Home address: Enid, Garfield Co., OK
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1884
Age: 34
Occupation: Farmer
Nearest relative: Minnie Maggard
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Brown
Race: White
Roll: 1851775
DraftBoard: 0

1661. Samuel L. Maggard

WW1 Draft reg. card (M) June 5, 1917
Name: Samuel L Maggard
County: Garfield
State: Oklahoma
Birthplace: Crawford, NE
Birth Date: 24 Nov 1887
Age: 22
Not employed
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark
Disabled in both eyes
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1851775
DraftBoard: 0

483. Martha Elizabeth Maggard

Napa Daily Journal
May 1, 1906
Mrs. Martha Forrester Passed Away at Residence.
Mrs. Martha Forrester, wife of the late John Forrester, and a well known pioneer of Napa County, passed away at her home in Rutherford at 7 O'clock Monday morning. Death was due to heart trouble, with which she had been afflicted for several months. Mrs. Forrester was a native of Randolph County, Missouri, and was 68 years 1 month of age. She had resided at the home place in Rutherford for the past thirty-five years. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for the past fifty-three years. She leaves to mourn her sorrowful demise three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Mary Cochet, of Oakville, Mrs. I. Mayfield, of Napa, Mrs. Alice Reid, of Newark, Cal., Mr. Chas. Forrester, of Oakville, A.A. Forrester, of Rutherford. The family have the sympathy of many friends in Napa county in their bereavement. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 11 O'clock, from the family residence in Rutherford, The remains will be interred in the St. Helena cemetery.

John Forrester

Following from Nick Sheedy <nsheedy@yahoo.com> 2007

John Forrester was born in Missouri: perhaps in Randolph or Lewis or Scotland counties. He and his wife, Martha, were married in 1860 in Scotland Co. where they were both raised. They appear in the 1870 US census, living in Mt. Pleasant Twp., Scotland Co. near his parents and siblings. His daughter, Effie, wrote a letter in the 1940s that claimed the family lived in "Greensburg, Knox Co., MO"; Greensburg was the nearest community, as it is very near the Scotland Co. line; Mt. Pleasant Twp. borders Knox Co.
John Forrester and family moved from Missouri to Napa Valley, California about 1871. This date is consistent with letter by his daughter, Effie, and also with the obituary of his wife which states they had lived in Napa Valley for 35 years (as of 1906).
John's brother, "Wash" and other relation also removed to California. John settled in the Oakville or Rutherford area (and apparently lived along or near the old Silverado trailon the north side of napa valley) where he engaged in ranching, raised hay and planted vinyards. He is said to have planted the first commercial vinyard in Pope Valley, just over the hill to the north of Napa Valley. The 1887 wedding announcement for his daughter, Alice, referred to John Forrester as a "wealthy vineyardist in Napa Valley."
His daughter, Effie, wrote that John Forrester died of "dropsy" at the age of 60 at his home in Oakville, Napa Valley. After his death, family stories relate that the Masons "helped" his widow dispose of the family properties. John, Martha and most of their family are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Saint Helena.

1664. Alice Forrester

Following note from Nick Sheedy
Alice was born at or near Greensburg, Knox Co., Missouri in 1862, the daughter of John and Martha Elizabeth [Maggard] Forrester. She and her family removed to Napa Valley, California in 1871. Her grandfather, George Washington Forrester had gone to California during the great gold rush of 1849, but returened to Scotland Co., Missouri, which he had previously pioneered. Alice spent her childhood at Oakville on her father's ranch where he raised hay and planted an early commercial vineyards in Napa Valley and supposedly the first vinyard in Pope Valley over the hill from Napa.

She married George McCrimmon in December 1887 at the home of George's parents on Third Street Oakland, Alameda Co., California. They had two daughters: Hazel Adele and Eva McCrimmon.

George was a professional painter and died in March 1893. After being widowed, she soon removed to Benecia, Napa Co. and opened a dressmaking business. For several years, her daughter, Hazel, was raised by Kenneth and Mary Jane [Grogan] McCrimmon (paternal grandparents to Hazel) on Third Street in Oakland; her daughter, Eva, lived for a time with John and Martha Elizabeth [Maggard] Forrester (maternal grandparents to Eva) in Oakville, Napa Valley. Alice made dresses for the wives of officers at the Benecia Arsenal and employed several women in the successful business.

Alice married second Malcom Reid in 1898 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Cochet, in Oakville, Napa Co. The couple met in Benecia and lived there for a short time after they were married, then moved to Newark about 1899. Their stepfather accepted Alice's children as his own.

Malcom Reid, Memrenfershire, Scotland, was, for several years, associated with the Benecia Pottery Works, as was his brother, John "Jack" Reid. Malcom had no issue, nor did Uncle Jack and they treated Hazel, Eva and their children as their own family. Uncle Jack Reid owned several gold mines including the Slate Castle and Bingo mines in Downieville, California and the family was close. Alice and Malcom removed to Newark, Washington Twp., Alameda Co., where he became a stove moulder for the James Graham Manufacturing Company, making Wedgewood stoves. They built two or three houses in Newark, the last on Olive Street, which they made their home. Alice was very proper, tall and "stately"; she dressed very well. In religion, she was Presbyterian (as an adult) and her children were raised in that faith. Alice preceded Malcom in death by a year or so. She died at her home on Olive Street, Newark in 1925. She is buried within one of two Forrester family plots at the Saint Helena Pioneer Cemetery, Napa Co., California.

George McCrimmon

Following fromm Nick Sheedy
George McCrimmon was born in 1863 in Minnisota. He was the son of Kenneth and Mary Jane [Grogan] McCrimmon. It is said that he was born in Minneapolis. The family was living in Carver, MN in 1860, and then in St. Anthony (4th Ward), Hennepin Co., MN in 1870. The family moved to California shortly after 1870. They settled in Oakland, Alameda County by 1874 and likely spent some time in Sonoma County where his father evidently patened land in 1883. George met his wife-to-be, Alice Forrester of Napa Valley, through their mutual friend, Ed Gibbons who was from Pacific Grove. Alice was "going out" with Ed at the time, but George stole her away. Ed Gibbons remained good friends with the couple, never married, was an avid roller-skater in his advanced years, and was affectionately called "great-grandpa" by some of Alice's grandchildren. George McCrimmon married Alice Forrester 28 Dec. 1887 at the residence of his parents, No. 317 Third Street in Oakland. The McCrimmon family was Scottish Presbyterian and attended the Second Presbyterian Church of Oakland. Their daughters were born at their residence, also on Third Street in Oakland: Hazel Adele in 1888 and Eva McCrimmon in 1890. George was a professional painter. He was ill for some time and, while confined to bed, he wanted to have a picture of his daughters. Mary Gibbons Cooper, an artist of some reknown from the Pacific Grove/Carmel area (and the sister of George's good friend Ed Gibbons) painted a portrait of young Hazel and Eva; it is in the posession of Betty Jane (Steinhoff) Sheedy. George died 10 March 1893, leaving his wife with two young daughters. His death certificate gives his occupation as "paper hanger" and states the cause of death was Tuburculosis. He was aged 29 years, 8 months, 10 days and was a resident of Oakland for "19 years". The death certificate states George McCrimmon was buried March 12, but Mountainview Cemetery records state interment was March 11.


Malcolm Reid

Note from Nick Sheedy
The Marriage License and Certificate are in the possession of Betty Jane (Steinhoff) Sheedy of John Day, Ore.
The Marriage License was issued and the marriage preformed 12 October 1898 by the Rev. James Mitchell. Malcom Reid was a native of Scotland and his parents were both natives of Scotland. Mrs. Alice McCrimmon was a native of Missouri and her parents were both natives of Missouri. Witnesses were H.A. Forrester and Dixie Walters, both residents of Oakville, Napa Co., CA. The marriage license is recorded with the Superior Court of Napa Co.
The wedding took place at the home of Alice's sister, Mrs. Mary Cochet, in Oakville, Napa Co. The bride and groom were both residents of Benecia at the time.
The Marriage Certificate was signed by: H.A. Forrester, Dixie Walters, E.L. Cochet, T.I. Mayfield, Miss M. Forrester, Agness Fealey, Hazel McCrimmon, Eva McCrimmon, Mabel Mayfield, Martha E. Forrester, Julius Saunders, Mrs. Effie Mayfield, Irving Mayfield, Mrs. Mary Cochet, Mr. E.L. Cochet.
(note: evidently not realizing their husbands had signed on the previous page, Mrs. Effie Mayfield and Mrs. E.L. Cochet signed their husbands names again.)
"Death Ends 30 Years' Service of Prominent Newark Citizen
"Malcolm Reid, for nearly thirty years a highly respected citizen of Newark, died in Hayward Central Hospital September 9, 1926. Funeral services were held in Irvington Sunday afternoon under the auspice of the Odd Fellows Lodge, aided by the Rev. McCall of Newark. The remains were buried in the Irvington Cemetery.
"Malcolm Reid was born in Memrenfershire, Scotland, October 9, 1869. In 1882 he immigrated to America with the immediate members of the family and located in Massachusettes. In 1890 Mr. Reid came to California and located in Benecia where he engaged in the making of terra cotta with his brother, John Allen Reid. Later, the two brothers became stove-plate moulders.
"In 1898 Mr. Reid was joined in marriage to Mrs. Alice McCrimmon of Benecia, and the following year they removed to Newark where Mr. Reid entered the employ of the James Graham Manufacturing Company as a moulder. Prior to the death of Mrs. Reid, which took place slightly more than a year ago, Mr. Reid has been in failing health.
"Malcolm Reid was a man of sterling character. He was always found on the right side of civic questions where honesty and general usefulness were involved. Although a man whos ability could have carried him to a higher sphere, he was content to live a lowly life.
"The deceased is survived by two brothers; John Allen Reid of Downiville, California; and James W. Reid of Portland, Oregon. An only sister, Mrs. Agnes Richmond, lives in Borrowsville, MAssachusettes. He is also survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Hazel Steinhoff and Mrs. Eva Steinhoff of Newark.
"It can be truthfully said that if every man, native or foriegn born, would close as fine a history as Malcolm Reid closed, America's heritage to the ages would indeed be safe."

1666. Effie Forrester

Following note from Nick Sheedy
Effie lived in Napa, Napa Co. until she became elderly and then she moved to live with her daughter. Aunt Effie wrote a letter regarding family history to her neice, Eva (McCrimmon) Steinhoff in the 1940s when Effie was near 80 years old. A small painting of boats near a coast or in a bay by Aunt Effie is in the possession of her great-neice, Betty Jane (Steinhoff) Sheedy.

Thomas & Effie are found in the 1900 census in Salvador Precinct, Napa Co., CA living with Thomas¹ mother Rosalia. They have been married 9 years. Effie is mother of 2 with 1 living, Mabel born in Feb. 1892.

On 14 Jun 1890 when Effie A. was 22, she married Thomas I. MAYFIELD, son of James MAYFIELD & Rosalie UNKNOWN, in Oakville, Napa Co., CA. Witnesses were J. M. Mansfield and John Forrester. The groom¹s father was from Alabama and his mother from Connecticut. The bride¹s parents were from Missouri. Born in Jun 1864.


Aunt Effie (Forrester) Mayfield wrote this in a letter to her niece, Eva (McCrimmon) Steinhoff in the 1940s when Effie was in her 80s [notes in brackets by NMS]:

I am not positive of all these statements, but will give them as I remember.
1st, our grandparents, the "Forresters" lived in Missouri. Great-grandmother's maiden name was "Myers." She [Mary (Myers) Forrester] lived to be quite old-was found dead in her bed. Grandfather [George Washington Forrester] lived a few years longer.
The town in Mo. that our family was born in was Greensburg, Knox Co., Mo. If there are any first-cousins living, I don't know them. There was a cousin named Johnnie [John J. Forrester, b. 1872, son of Geo. W. Forrester, Jr.]. The last I heard of him, he was living up in "Dunsmuer" Calif. He was Martha's [Martha Forrester, 1859-1929] youngest brother.
My mother's maiden name was "Maggard". She and father were married somewhere in Missouri. Father Forrester died at his home in Oakville, at age of 60 years. He died of "Dropsy". Mother died at home in Rutherford a few years later. She was 68 years.
In grandfather Forrester's family, there were these children [of Geo. W. and Mary (Myers) Forrester]: John, Wash, Axel, Amanda and Lucy. Aunt Amanda married Stewart Musgrave and Lucy married Abe Musgrave. Aunt Lucy had these children: Frank, Hulda and Lucy. Frank Musgrave was Elinore and Sadie's father. He died several years ago. [Effie has this confused: Aunt Lucy married William Thompson. It was Aunt Sarah Forrester --whom Effie does not list-- who married Abner Musgrave. Frank, Hilda and Lucy were actually children of Sarah and Abe. Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Musgrave at least moved to California.]
Your mother [Alice (Forrester) McCrimmon Reid, b. 1862] and my parents [John and Martha E. (Maggard) Forrester] moved from Missouri to California in 1871. I was three years old, and as far as I know, I have outlived all of them.
My father's family consisted of the following children: Mary, Alice, Charlie, Effie and Buddy.

--Aunt Effie A. Mayfield
From The NAPA REGISTER, May 9, 1964 1964:
Effie Mayfield
Effie Forrester Mayfield, 96, widow of the late Thomas Irving Mayfield, died yesterday evening at her home, 728 Seminary St. [in Napa.]
She was a native of Missouri and came to Rutherford with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. Charles Forrester [NOTE: his is incorrect. Charles Forrester was her brother. Her parents were John Forrester and Martha Elizabeth Maggard Forrester], when she was 3 years old. She went to school in a little red school house on her father’s ranch.
Mrs. Mayfield came to Napa in 1903 where she resided until 1937 when she went to live with her daughter in Yellow Lake, Wis. She returned to Napa in 1953.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Mayfield Oshier of Napa; four nieces, Edith Mayfield and Bessie Mayfield, both of Napa, Mavis Mayfield Leonard of Los Altos and Eleanor Hill of Vallejo; and a nephew, Milton Mayfield of San Francisco.
Funera services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Treadway and Wigger Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in St. Helena Public Cemetery.

Theodore "Irving" Mayfield

His name was Thomas Irving and he was commonly called Irving. He operatied a restaurant and or wine business in Napa and was involved with the wine industry in Napa Valley

1667. Henry A. Forrester

He was commonly called "Buddy" or "Bud". He lived in Napa Co., CA before moving to Lake Co., OR. He afterward lived in Rockland, Placer Co., CA (and perhaps in Sacramento Co., CA.) He died in Placer Co. He was a bachelor and had no issue
CA death index
Name: Henry A Forrester
Social Security #: 0
Birth Date: 19 May 1870
Birthplace: Missouri
Death Date: 11 Mar 1942
Death Place: Placer
Mother's Maiden Name: Maggard

1681. Jessie Lou Maggard

CA death index
Name: Jess L Maggard
Social Security #: 555164308
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1889
Birthplace: Kansas
Death Date: 25 May 1970
Death Place: Santa Clara

1686. Orval Benjamin Maggard

WW1 Draft reg. card (M) June 5, 1917
Name: Orval Benjaman Maggard
Home address: Oxford, Furnas Co., NE
Birthplace: Norton, KS
Birth Date: 20 Feb 1892
Age: 25
Occupation: Laborer, self
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Dependant: Mother
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1711529
DraftBoard: 0

488. Benjamin Franklin Maggard

By Beverly Jo Spangler Thomas, Nov. 1995

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MAGGARD was born November 25, 1849 in Scotland County, Missouri to Henry Maggard and Ann Skinner. He married EMMA JANE HICKS September 2, 1874. She was born March 4, 1854 in Scotland County, Missouri. They homesteaded near Norton, Kansas in 1885 and resided there for about eight years before moving to Decatur County. in the spring of 1893. They purchased some land in Sherman township where they lived until their deaths. He died August 27, 1926 in Norton County, Kansas. Emma Jane died November 28, 1937. Emma Jane was baptized in the Baptist faith in 1885 and Benjamin was converted in Norton County and they lived faithful Christian lives. They are both buried in the Sherman Cemetery northeast of Oberlin.

Their children were:

* ¥ ELBERTIE MAGGARD - born January 9, 1878 in Greensburg, Missouri. Married Delancy Ellsworth Ewing October 30, 1895 in Oberlin Kansas. She died December 14, 1961 in Portland, Oregon. Their children were: Emma Luthera (Lucy); Leo Ray; Rhoda; Denzil; Darl; Everett, Maxine and Laurel and Lorna Pearl who died at an early age.
* ¥ Anna Catherine (Dolly) Maggard was bom March 12, 1881 at Greensburg, Missouri and died August 14, 1916 in Decatur County, Kansas. She married Clyde Bruce Logan April 12, 1905 at Oberlin, Kansas. Their children were: Ella Margaret (Marge) Logan-Shorey; Erwin Logan, Erma Logan-Lipplemann, Velma Logan-Clark and Norman who died at birth.
* ¥ Charles Ellis Maggard was born November 5, 1883 in Greensburg, Missouri. He married Cora Amelia Simmons March 10, 1917. He died June 10, 1951 in Denver, Colorado. Their children were: Verneal Maggard-Love; Norma Maggard-Thim; Gwenyth Maggard-Rantschler; Marsolie Maggard-Perry and Blaine Maggard - One Daughter died at birth.
* ¥ Roy Franklin Maggard born January 15, 1885 at Greensburg, Missouri. He married Dollie VanPelt, (sister to Blanche VanPelt, who married his brother James Fredrick "Fred on May 14, 1913. He died October 12, 1960 in Oberlin, Kansas. Their children were Lloyd O; Ola N; Zola F; and Ella F Maggard.
* ¥ James Fredrick Maggard was born January 28, 1886 in Norton County, Kansas. He married Blanch VanPelt July 8, 1911. He died August 28, 1976 in Oberlin, Kansas. They had one son, Virgil that died at the age of two from drowning in a stock tank



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MAGGARD of Sherman township died August 27, 1926 at his home after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted by C. C. Harman at Sherman Chapel Church and the body laid to rest in the Sherman Chapel Cemetery.

Benjamin Franklin Maggard was born in Scotland County, Missouri November 25,1849 where he grew to manhood. He was married to Emma Jame Hicks September 2,1874. To this union five children were born, four of who are still living. One daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Marge) Logan, departed this life August 14, 1916.

He leaves to mourn his departure, a devoted wife, Emma, one daughter, Mrs. daughter, Elbertie Ewing of Oberlin, three sons: Roy Maggard of Oberlin Fred Maggard of Oberlin, and Charlie Maggard of DeNova, County. He had 19 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He came from Missouri to Norton County, Kansas in 1885 and homesteaded, residing there eight years. He then moved to Decatur County in the Spring of 1893, buying land in Sherman township where he lived up to the time of his death.

He was converted in Norton County and lived a faithful Christian life. He departed this life August 17, 1926 at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 2 days.

Emma Jane Hicks


EMMA JANE HICKS was born in Scotland County, Missouri on March 4, 1854 and died at her home in Sherman township, Decatur County, near Oberlin, Kansas Sunday evening, November 28, 1937 at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Franklin Maggard on September 2, 1874. She died of stomach cancer. To this union five children were born, four of who are still living. One daughter, Mrs. Clyde Logan, died on August 14, 1916. Mr. Maggard passed away on Auqust27, 1926.

Mrs. Maggard was the daughter of Joseph William Hicks and Lucy Kathrine Rochenbaugh and moved with her family from Missouri to Norton County, Kansas in 1885 and homesteaded. They resided there for about eight years and moved to Decatur County in the spring of 1893. They purchased land in Sherman township where she continued to live until the time of her death. Mrs. Maggard was baptized in the Baptist faith in 1885 and lived a faithful Christian life.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. D.E. (Elbertie) Ewing, of Oberlin, and three sons, Roy and Fred of Oberlin and Charlie Maggard of DeNova, County. Twenty grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Jane Hicks-Maggard who died at her home in Sherman township Sunday evening, were held from the Sherman Chapel at 2 O'clock Tuesday afternoon November 30, 1937 with the Rev. Robert A. Jeffrey of the Republican City Methodist Church in charge. Burial was in the Sherman cemetery.

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