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Obits > 1918 - Capitola Lonore Maxfield

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

December 31, 1918 - Tuesday, pg 7


Capitola Lonore Maxfield was born at Como, Whiteside County, Ill., March 19, 1859, and passed away at Tampico, December 28, 1918, at the age of 59 years, 9 months and 9 days.  Early in life she moved with her parents to Clinton, Ia., where they resided for a limited time, later moving to Dixon, Ill., from whence after a brief residence they moved to Tampico in the fall of 1875, where the greater part of her life was spent.

She united with the Tampico Baptist Church, February 1, 1879, and was a faithful member until death.  While her health permitted she was a regular attendant and a loyal worker in all departments of the organization.  Possessed of a beautiful singing voice, for many years she was a member of the choir and was of great assistance in all musical lines of work and entertainment fostered by the society, and could be depended upon always to do her part.

She was of a genial, friendly disposition and possessed the friendship of a large number of friends in Tampico and vicinity, to whom she was generally known as "Aunt Cap."

She leaves to mourn her loss one sister, Jennie R. of Tampico, three brothers, Hiram D. of Yuba City, Cal., Albert of St. Paul, Minn., and Pleasant W. of Tampico; two sisters and three brothers preceding her in death.

(Buried:  Tampico Memorial Cemetery)

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