I received the latest copy of the Ohio Genealogical Society Quarterly (OGSQ) in the mail this week and was interested in the cover story about “Mary Francis (Stokes) Huddleston Maxwell, Civil War Nurse.”
The article was written by Laurel Sheppard, the Assistant Editor of the OGSQ – who was assisted by Barbara Hart, Susan Lee and Daniel Reigel.
OK – I wondered if GenealogyBank had any articles about Mary Francis (Stokes) Maxwell (1835-1924).
I quickly found her obituary in the Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio).
Lots of good data here.
Mary’s obituary reports that she died “last night” – on 12 January 1924.
She died at the home of her daughter in Lakewood, Ohio, on Bonnieview Avenue.
A quick search of Google Street View pulls up how that home looks today.
Mary’s obituary tells us that she enlisted in the Civil War in 1861 and was stationed at the Civil War-era U.S. Army hospital in Keokuk, Iowa.
Her obituary also reports:
- She was receiving a pension
- She lived in Ashland, Ohio
- She moved from Ashland to Lakewood, Ohio, to live with her daughter in 1910
- She was buried in Ashland, Ohio, on 14 January 1924
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