Harrison C. Maxon, 1839

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Thu, 15 Feb 2001

Surname: MAXON, CROUCH, CANBY, HOLDBROOK, ANDREWS

 

----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge

HARRISON C. MAXON, a veterinary surgeon, residing at Humbird, Wis., was born at Adam Center, Jefferson County, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1839. His parents were Darwin E. and Hannah (Crouch) Maxon, the former of whom, Darwin, was born in Rhode Island in 1812, and died in California in 1891. The mother was a descendant of Count Bondicotte, who fled to Amerita from France to escape persecution because of his religion, being a Protestant.

In 1865, Darwin E. Maxon located in Jackson County, Wis., a few miles south of Humbird, but later, in 1873, moved to California, where, as above stated, his death occurred. He and his wife had ten children, six of whom are now living: Stella, Ada, Mattie, Kate, Fred and Harrison. Harrison C. Maxon remained with his father until the outbreak of the Civil War. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted in the 14th Wisconsin Infantry, and, being sick and wounded at the battle of Pittsburgh Landing, or Shiloh, was discharged.

In 1864 he enlisted again, this time in the 11th Illinois Cavalry, and served to the end of the war, during most of the time being a dispatch bearer for General Washburn (governor of Wisconsin from 1872 to 1874) to General Canby at New Orleans. Returning to Jackson County after the war, he resided there for a number of years, and married Aug. 30, 1873, to Ida E. Houghton, who was born in December, 1855, and died April 2, 1882. Of this union there was one son born, Dec. 1, 1876.

In August, 1883, Mr. Maxon married for his second wife, Mrs. Florence Holdbrook, by whom, however, he had no children. He contracted a third marriage Feb. 23, 1898, to Daisy M. Andrews, of which union there have been three children: Paul, born Dec. 9, 1898; Thelma, Dec. 25, 1901, and Lowell, June 17, 1906. In 1877, Mr. Maxon went to California, where he farmed for several years.

He has lived also in North Dakota, and has returned to California on several occasions. In 1889, having returned to Clark County, he engaged in the grain business at Humbird, and was thus occupied for eleven years, but gave it up to engage in veterinary practice, having learned that profession from his father years before. He has been very successful and built up a good reputation, together with a profitable practice. As a citizen he is popular, taking an interest in the general progress and welfare of the community of which he is a member. Mr. Maxon lost heavy on the Dan Patch Electric Railroad.

 

 


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