Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Thursday, 5 February 1874
The wife of James Paxton died last Monday afternoon of consumption. The funeral services took place yesterday at the Methodist Church.
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Thursday, 12 February 1874
Mrs. Eliza Paxton, wife of James Paxton, of this city, was born in Portage County, Ohio, Nov. 29, 1838, and departed this life Feb. 2, 1874.
She united with the M. E. Church in Keokuk, Iowa, when about 12 years of age, and remained a faithful member till removed from the church militant to the church triumphant.
For nearly 14 months she was a severe but patient sufferer. Gradually her disease, which was consumption, brought her down to the grave. At first, when it became apparent that she must die, it was a struggle for her to feel resigned to the thought of leaving her family, but the grace of God enabled her finally to give up all, and bow in such submission to the divine will like Him in the garden and say, “Not as I will, but as thou wilt.” During the last few weeks of her life, especially, she trusted peacefully and hopefully in her Savior. She died in peace.
A husband and three children mourn their loss. They have the sympathy of their friends. The funeral services took place in the M. E. Church, conducted by the pastor.