I would like to correspond about these MAXSON & BABCOCK lines. I am downline from Emily's 2nd husband Benaiah Botkin. Interesting obituary below.
EMILY MAXSON (JONATHON, JESSE, EPHRAIM) was born September 26, 1846 in Wisconsin, and died January 01, 1919 in Fruita, Colorado. She married (1) SILAS BABCOCK June 25, 1863 in Kansas, son of WILLIAM BABCOCK and ASENATH DAVIS. He was born 1837, and died 1868. She married (2) BENAIAH BOTKIN March 12, 1874 in Logan County, Ohio, son of CHARLES BOTKIN and LUCRETIA UNKNOWN. He was born July 01, 1834 in Ohio, and died October 25, 1913 in Clark County, Ohio. Emily's mother was Christiana DAVIS.
EMILY BOTKIN OBITUARY
Grand Junction Colorado Daily Sentinel, January 6, 1919, p 4 -- part 1
The Funeral of Well Known Lady.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Emily Botkin were held in the First Methodist church of Fruita on Sunday aftrernoon, conducted by the Rev. Stanley A. Curtis. The remains were laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery. The following obituary was read at the service:
Emily Maxson was born in the state of Wisconsin on September 26, 1846. While still a child she moved with her parents to Kansas where she was married to Silas Babcock, June 25, 1863. To them were born three children, all of whom died in infany. In 1868, not long after having changed her residence from Kansas to Ohio, she was left a widow. On March 12, 1874, she was married to Benaiah Botkin in Logan County, Ohio. Their married life came to its close after almost forty years, when her husband was taken from her on October 25, 1913. In February of 1916 she came to the Grand Valley, and for almost three years had made her home with the family of R. E. Botkin, near Fruita. The hour hand of the clock has but just made one round in the New year when God said to her, "It is enough; come up higher." For 72 years, three months and five days she had endured as seeing Him who is invisible and now her reward is to see him who shall forever be visible to her liberated spirit. She is survived by two half-sisters, three half-brothers and five step-sons, J. M. Botkin of Grand junction, S. C. Botkin of New Carlisle, Ohio, R. J. Botkin of LuVerne, Minn., A. F. Botkin of Nampa, Idaho, and R. E. Botkin of Fruita. She was for a number of years a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Later she became a member of the Menonite Brethren church, in which organization she held her membership at the time of her death. We may here record the principal facts and dates of her life; but no pen could adequately set forth that deep, strong spirit of devotion to the Bible, to the church, to all things highest and holiest that mde her life calm and serene, that led her into the valley fo the shadow with a smile, and on into the hills of light with a shout of victory.
EMILY BOTKIN NOTICE
Grand Junction, CO, Daily Sentinel, January 7, 1919, page 6
The funeral of Grandma Bodkin was held Sunday. A large number of the friends of the family were gathered to show their respects and love for this estimable lady. Rev. Curtis of the Methodist Church delivered the funeral sermon. Interment was at Elmwood cemetery.
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