Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 3 May 1901
Mrs. William Paxton, aged sixty years, died at the family home some miles northeast of the city last Friday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock. The funeral occurred at the Darlington Christian Church Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, Rev. Hedrick, of this city, officiating. -s
Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 10 May 1901
Again God in his merciful power has called from our midst another beloved sister, Matilda Paxton, who departed this life April 26, 1901, aged 57 years. She was married to William Paxton some years ago. The funeral services were conducted at Darlington, Sunday, at the East Christian Church. The remains were lad to rest in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
Although her sufferings were great, she bore them with patience and without a murmur until at last the angel of death came and carried her spirit home to its giver. When her friends gathered around her coffin to take the last look of all that remained of the dear one, they could not realize that she had lived and suffered death, but looked as fresh from the hands. She was a kind and loving mother and had a good word for everyone she met.
She leaves a dear husband, one brother, one sister, one son and four daughters, besides a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. -s