Loretta M. Shuttleworth Maxwell


The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer., April 11, 1895

The Wife of Judge Edwin Maxwell Dies at Her Home in Clarksburg.

Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer

Grave marker of Loretta M. Shuttleworth

CLARKSBURG, W. VA., April 10.- The esteemed and popular wife of Judge Edwin Maxwell died at the Maxwell residence in this city yesterday at 10 o’clock p.m.

Mrs. Loretta Maxwell was a great sufferer for several weeks before the end came, and in fact had been an invalid for many months.

Her son, Eddie Maxwell, was summoned home from his college work at Philadelphia ten days ago. Several prominent West Virginians will be here to act as pall bearers at the funeral, which will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Many messages of sympathy have been coming to the bereaved husband to-day.


The Clarksburg Telegram., April 12, 1895

Death has entered one of Clarksburg’s happiest and most cheerful homes and claimed that home-treasure, that jewel of a beautiful family circle–mother.

The home of Loretta M. Shuttleworth Maxwell and Husband Edwin Maxwell

Mrs. Maxwell, the wife of Judge Edwin Maxwell died at her home in this city at 10 o’clock on Tuesday evening. Since last autumn she had
been troubled with inflammatory rheumatism, but until recently she was not thought to be dangerously ill. About two weeks ago she grew alarmingly worse and her husband was summoned home from West Union where he was attending court, and Eddie, the son, was called home from Philadelphia where he was attending college.

Her suffering was terrible, although she was given every attention by those who were dear to her and who hoped to see her rally from the embrace of the disease that was fast taking her strength away. Mrs. Maxwell was the daughter of Capt. John. H. Shuttleworth and was about 46 years of age at the time of her death.

She became the wife of Edwin Maxwell about 23 years ago. Mrs. Loretta Maxwell was the mother of two children, Eddie and Haymond, both living to mourn the loss of one of the most affectionate of mothers.

The Funeral

The funeral took place from the residence on South Main street at 2 p.m. to-day (Thursday.) Rev. Dr. Forest officiating.


The splendid cloth covered casket, and funeral equipage was provided by the Clarksburg Furniture Co., under the superintendence of Mr. J. W. Mock. The interment took place at the I. O. O. F. Cemetery. The pall bearers were : Hon. J. J. Davis, Cashier W. H. Freeman, Mr. M. W. Smith, Hon. Thos. E. Davis, of Grafton, Mr. B. M. Despard, Mr. S. R. Harrison, Mr. Mord Lewis, and Mr. W. B. Maxwell.

The vault of the grave was of cut slate in which the casket was sealed.

Several beautiful floral tributes rested on the casket and the funeral service was most solemn and impressive.

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