The Caddo Herald
November 7, 1924
80 Year Celebration
At the home of Mrs. Wood Hill Sunday, Justice B. F. Maddox celebrated his 80th birthday with a dinner at which about fifteen relative of himself and Mrs. Maddox were present. Out of town relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith, the latter being a granddaughter; Mrs. J. A. Spears and daughter and son, Jack and Catherine, daughter, grandson and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maddox, all from Sherman. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Faulkner, daughter and son-in-law of Dallas were there and a Mr. Adams of Van Alstyne.
Incidentally it was the 59th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Maddox’s wedding, they having been married on his 21st birthday.
Judge and Mrs. Maddox have the love of the many people who have known them; they lived in Caddo some twenty-five years and Tuesday Judge Maddox was elected Justice of the Peace for the fifth time.
It is not often that people live to be eighty years of age and few married couples there be who have lived together fifty-nine years. Their lives are rich with memories of days agone; their evening of life is spent in contemplation of the future and reflection over the deeds of the year past.
The Herald wishes this good couple, ripe in experience, many returns of the day.
I posted the following items previously, but decided to put them together. Unfortunately, Mr. Maddox’s cemetery listing only has the year that he died- 1938- but not the month. I will look next week, but it may take me a while to find his obituary. (Edited later: found his obit in the Sherman paper, October 13, 1938. Will post on Monday along with whatever is in the Caddo paper for the same date.)
November 6, 1925
Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary
Monday, November 2, was the sixtieth wedding day of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Maddox. It was also the occasion of Mr. Maddox’s 81st birthday.
A small crowd of relatives and neighbors gathered at the home of the old folks and at the noon hour a bountiful table was set.
Mr. and Mrs. Maddox have been residents of Caddo about 25 years, coming here from Texas. Mr. Maddox was born in the Republic of Texas. Since coming here he has served the public in the capacity of mayor and justice of the peace, being justice of the peace at present. Both he and Mrs. Maddox have been members of the Missionary Baptist Church for many years. Mrs. Maddox is 78 years old.
The Caddo Herald
November 2, 1934
Mrs. B. F. Maddox Dies here Last Tuesday
Mrs. B. F. Maddox, aged 87 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Birdie V. Hill in Caddo, last Tuesday morning and was buried in the Caddo cemetery Wednesday with the funeral being held at the local Baptist church at 9 am, being in charge of Rev. R. C. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church of Durant and assisted by Rev. J. M. James, pastor of the local Baptist church.
Deceased had been a resident of Caddo since 1898 and her death was from the result of a fall some six months ago and also infirmity.
She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. C. W. Faulkner, who also lives here, and Mrs. Stella Spears of Sherman, and one son, D. L. Maddox of Omaha, Nebraska.
Deceased is also survived by seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
We extend to the surviving relatives our sincerest sympathy and condolence during their hour of bereavement.
The Caddo Herald
November 6, 1936
B. F. Maddox Gives a Dinner Celebrating 92 Years Upon Earth
B. F. Maddox was 92 years of age Monday, and to celebrate a long and useful life upon earth he invited Rev. A. J. Ward, A. F. McCreary, Lake Brewer, J. C. Davison, and G. A. Crossett to take dinner Monday with him at the home of his daughters Mrs. Birdie Hill and Mrs. W. C. Faulkner.
Tuesday morning early the Judge, as he is familiarly termed, was downtown to vote for Roosevelt, he being an ardent Democrat and having voted in every presidential election to be had since Grant first ran.
B. F. Maddox was born in the county of Lamar, Nov. 2, 1844; nearly a century ago, during the time Sam Houston was at the head of Texas government. Lived in Texas until 1885 when he moved to Caddo, Indian Territory, and has lived here since that time. Mrs. Maddox, who bore him five children, passed to her reward two years ago.
Judge Maddox since early in life is a faithful member of the Baptist church, and it will be a …(unreadable)
Still able to get around, greet his friends, take an interest in what goes on, the Judge is a welcome visitor to his host of friends in town.
The hope is voiced that many returns of the day may in store for Judge Maddox. Of the future life he is assured by the faith of years of testing.