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Maddex - Fin

Source: Crawfordsville Review April 22, 1871

Georgetown, Cal„ April 4, 1871. -- Ex-Senator F. L. Maddex died here today of pulmonary consumption.—Sacra­mento Cal. Daily Union, April 4. Many of our readers will remember Fin. L. Maddex, referred to in the above notice Mr. Maddex was for several years a resident of Crawfordsville, and formerly had a large circle of friends among the Citizens of this county. About the year 1858 he emigrated to California, where he made his home. From the "Mountain Democrat,"of Placeville, El Dorado county, Cal., we quote the following "Mr. Maddex was a man of fine education, and by profession a lawyer, having been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Indiana and also of this State but during his residence here he has been engaged mostly in mining operations, not following his profession as a means of livelihood. He represented the county in the Senate, during the 15th and 16th sessions, and was ever found faithful to his trust, fulfilling all his pledges to the letter in spite of all the influences which money and political interest could bring to bear. After the expiration of his senatorial term, he resumed mining, about four miles from here. As a man, he was honest and above reproach as a citizen, he was ever ready to act tor the benefit of his country without any selfish motives as a neighbor he was ever kind and obliging, as a politician, he was fair and open, seeking no advancement to the disadvantage of others as an officer, he was capable, honest and ever acting for the good of his constituency, performing his duties fearlessly. He has gone to his rest! May we who survive him, imitate his virtues, ever acting upon the same rule that guided him—honesty in all things, truthful, and striving to do right. Mr. Maddex was never married. He leaves two surviving sisters in this State— one Mrs. L. V. Willson wife of S. C. Willson, of this city the other Mrs. L. L. McDonald, wife of James D. McDonald, of Attica.- contributed - Kim H
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