Parkesburg Post 1 December 1938
Mrs. Mary Ann Paxson
Mrs. Mary Ann (Kling) Paxson, widow of Joseph C. Paxson, who died in
1922, passed away at 1:30 o'clock on Sunday morning at the home of Mrs.
Ferree C. Grossman, near Sadsburyville, in her 92nd year. Mrs. Paxson
sustained a fall in her room in August, when she fractured the main bone
in her right leg below the hip and had been confined to bed since.
Although the bone had knit she suffered the effects of general shock.
While she fell ill on Saturday night, she seemed to rally and her death
Mrs. Paxson was born Nov. 8, 1847, near Intercourse, Lancaster County,
being the elder daughter of the late David and Mary Kling, of well known
Lancaster County lineage. When she was about 16 years old her father
purchased the farm now owned by the Misses Meredith on the Lincoln
Highway near Black Horse, moving to Chester County and after her
marriage to Mr. Paxson in 1875, the farm was purchased by her husband
and they resided there until Mr. Paxson's death. In recent years she
had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ferree Grossman.
Early in life Mrs. Paxson joined the United Brethren Church at
Intercourse, but after her marriage she attended the meetings of the
Society of Friends at Old Sadsbury, of which her husband was a
birthright member. During the days when Moscow Sunday School flourished
upon the Lincoln Highway, she took an active interest in its Sunday
Her sister preceded her in death many years ago and she was the last
of her generation. Surviving her are four sons: Clayton K. Paxson,
Coatesville; David T. Paxson, Paist's Mill; Harry A. Paxson and William
Paxson, Parkersburg; and one daughter, Mary R., wife of Ferree C.
Grossman, Lincoln Highway, west of Sadsburyville, with whom she resided.
Six grandsons, two granddaughters and one great-grandson, David Paxson,
2nd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace M. Paxson, of Parkersburg.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with
interment in the Sadsbury Friends burying ground near Christiana.
Parkesburg Post on 8 September 1938
Mrs. Louie McPherson Paxson, wife of Clayton K. Paxson, one of the
prominent residents of Sadsbury township until her removal to
Coatesville a short time ago, died in the Lancaster General Hospital
early on Sunday morning. She was in her 62nd year. Death followed an
operation which at the time was considered only a minor one.
Mrs. Paxson was a daughter of the late David and Mary Blair McPherson
and was born in West Caln township, near Sadsburyville, and spent all of
her life in that section. She was prominent as a member of Upper
Octorara Church with which her family had been connected for
generations. She served as president of the Women's Missionary Society
and later a secretary of the Chester Presbyterial Society and as a
teacher in the Upper Octorara Sunday School. She was prominent in the
Octorara Historical Society and was narrator in the 1932 Washington
pageant of that group.
She was a member and former lecturer of Sadsbury Grange No. 1085, and
only a week ago had read a paper at a county-wide grange program at
Oxford. Previous to her marriage she taught school in a number of
county schools. For many years she and her husband lived on a farm in
West Sadsbury township and later on the old McPherson homestead in West
Caln. About a year and a half ago they retired and few months ago moved
to Coatesville to live with Mrs. Paxson cousin, Dr. S. H. Scott.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Paxson is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
David T. Paxson, of near Sadsburyville, and Miss Cora B. McPherson, of
Coatesville. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at Upper Octorara Church with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Parkesburg Post dated 9 March 1972. (please note that the surname is
misspelled in the article)
HORACE M. PAXON
Horace M. Paxon, 63, of 313 East Marshall St., West Chester,
husband of Mildred Schrack Paxon, died at Chester County Hospital
Wednesday, March 1.
Born in Parkesburg, he was the son of the late David T. and Mary
McPherson Paxon. He had lived most of his life in the Coatesville area,
moving to West Chester 22 years ago.
He was employed by the Farmers Production Credit Association, West
Chester, for 24 years and was retired last July.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: David E., of
Lancaster and a granddaughter.
Interment was in Pequea Baptist Cemetery, Cains, Lancaster County.
Pallbearers were: Judge Ralph W. Kent, William J. Morris, Herbert
Ash, Feree Grossman, Harry C. Paxon and Elridge Kaiser.
Parkesburg Post dated 20 November 1991.
Rachel Cosgrove, Gordonville
Rachel Paxson Cosgrove, 81, formerly of Gordonville, died on
Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Orville Mennonite Home, after being a patient
there for two years.
She was the widow of Thomas P. Cosgrove.
Born in Steelville, Chester County, she was the daughter of the
late William H. and Florence Bailey Paxson.
She graduated from Coatesville Hospital School of Nursing and
worked as a nurse, retiring in 1970.
She was a member of Christian Fellowship Church of Lancaster
County, New Holland. She is survived by seven first cousins.
Parkesburg Post dated 20 November 1991.
COSGROVE - formerly of Gordonville on Saturday, Nov. 16, 1991, Rachel
Paxson Cosgrove, wife of the late Thomas P. Cosgrove in her 82nd year.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services from
the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA on Wednesday, Nov.
20, 1991 at 11 AM. Interment in Glen Run Cemetery, Atglen. Friends may
call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 PM. Memorial
donations in her memory may be made to the Christian Fellowship Church
of Lancaster County, 758 Spruce Rd., New Holland, PA 17557.
Parkesburg Post on 3 January 1963.
Harry Andrews Paxson
Harry Andrew Paxson, 80, husband of Helen Chalfant Paxson, of
Parkesburg Star Route, died suddenly at his home Monday afternoon.
Born in Sadsbury Twp., he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Ann
Kling Paxson. He had resided in this area all his life and was a member
of Upper Octorara Presbyterian church. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Harry C. of Star Route,
Parkesburg, and James H., of Landenberg; seven grandchildren; one
sister, Mrs. Mary Grossman, Parkesburg R. D.; and one brother, William
H. Paxson, Conshohocken.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. from Wilde Funeral
Home, 434 Main street. Interment will be in Upper Octorara cemetery.