© Stufflebean~Coffey Funeral Home
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
July 27, 1925
V. B. "David" Maxwell was born December 28, 1851 in Missouri.
He was a farmer and was married three times. No information on wives #1 and #2.
His father was born in Kentucky and his mother was born in Tennessee.
He was known as "Uncle Dave" by most, although Dave was not a part of his name.
He died on July 27, 1925 in Stratford, Oklahoma. Ruth Abney-Spurlock, his grand-daughter, stated that he died of "Bright's Disease", which was kidney failure. His death certificate gave the cause of death as Chronic Arthritis. However, the information was given by Tom Bartlett of Pauls Valley, with much information listed on the certificate listed as "Don't Know". The doctor signing the death certificate was G.R. Johnson of Pauls Valley.
January 19, 1919
Mrs. Minerva Maxwell was born in Sullivan County, Mo. on the 28th day of August 1850.
She was converted at the age of 14 and attached herself to the Missionary Baptist Church of which she remained a member till death.
She was married to D.B. Maxwell in the year of 1872. To this union there were borned 3 boys and 8 girls. Five of the children passed away from this life in infancy. The other 6 children survived her.
Mrs. Maxwell was afflicted for quite awhile with lung trouble.
Her husband has lost a good wife, her children have lost a good mother, and this settlement have lost a good neighbor. Heaven has received a precious jewel.
Sis. Maxwell will be missed in our church. May the blessings of Heaven rest on the relatives.
The body was laid to rest in the family cemetery till God shall call for it. The funeral was conducted by the writer.
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