Biography of George S. Maxon


Maxon, George S., Tonawanda, was born in Syracuse, N. Y., March 27, 1843, and was educated in the public schools of his native city. When the call to arms was heard Mr. Maxon, being less than twenty years of age, enlisted August 7, 1862, in Co. B, 122d N. Y. Vols., serving his country faithfully until July 3, 1865, when he was mustered out. During this service he was in a number of noted battles and at the Battle of the Wilderness, May 7, 1864, was wounded and taken to the hospital, where he remained for six weeks when he was removed to Washington, where he joined his regiment and served through the different campaigns until the surrender of Lee. After the war was over he returned to Seneca Falls and was engaged on a State scow for three years; he then purchased a canal boat which he operated for eight years. He was variously employed until he removed to Tonawanda, N. Y., and entered the service of W. H. Sawyer in the capacity of foreman of a planing mill, which position he held until he was taken sick and compelled to resign. Mr. Maxon has been twice married; his first marriage was to Ada Du Prey, May 23, 1864, while on a furlough, and his second marriage was to Helen Pletcher, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Pletcher, July 11, 1883. They have one adopted daughter, Maud L. (Wagner) Maxon, who is now sixteen years of age. Mr. Maxon is affiliated with many societies, among which is the A. O. U. W., and he is also a member of the First Baptist church.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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