Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Passport Application - Otis Pendleton Maddox - 1921

Otis P. Maddox and family, wife Effie May Roe Maddox, and children Cathleen Roe, John R., Paul Judson, Otis P., Jr., Samuel Eaton, Azzie D., applied for a passport to visit Brazil for two months. Otis was born at Rockport, Ohio County, 11 April 1874, the son of Azzarih P. Maddox. Note that sometimes the surname was spelled Mattox. Otis states that his legal domicile is Rockport. His travels to Brazil are for the purpose of missionary work. He further states that he has been living in Brazil since 1906. Mr. Maddox died in Waco, Texas 17 July 1955 and was buried in New Mexico. His death certificate states that his mother was Elizabeth Jane Rogers.

From 1945 newspaper article: Missionary O. P. Maddox and Mrs. Maddox, who were appointed to Brazil forty years ago last June, returned to the United States a few days ago, arriving in Newport NewsAugust 12.  They are now on the emeritus list, but they hope to return to Brazil sometime next year.  They have a very remarkable family of children.  Three of their sons---Colonel Paul Maddox, Commander Otis P. Maddox, Jr., and Captain Samuel E Maddox, all served as chaplains in World War II, Colonel Maddox being Chief Chaplain of the Fifth Army in Italy and the other two sons as chaplains in the Pacific.  Another son, Captain Daniel Maddox, is a surgeon and has served two years with the Armed Forces in Greenland.  All four of these, with the exception of Colonel Maddox, who is now in Brazil on a brief mission in connection with the Brazilian Expedition to Europe, are now in this country.  A fifth son, David C. Maddox is training in the Navy.  Thus they have five sons in the military service.  A sixth son, Rev. John R. Maddox, who graduated from Southwestern Seminary, is pastor of the Azle Avenue Baptist Church, Ft. Worth, Texas.  A daughter, Kathleen (Mrs. Arthur Pinto), who has been serving as secretary to the American Consul in Belo Horizonte, and has also been teaching in our Baptist college in Belo Horizonte, came home with her father and mother, accompanied by her three little children.  She and her parents will be at Carthage, Missouri for a while and then will go to California for the winter. 
Contributed by Helen McKeown, Sept 2011.

Name:  Otis P. Maddox
Birth Date:  11 Apr 1874
Birth Place: Ohio County
Age:  47
Gender:  Male
Passport Issue Date: 23 Apr 1921
Passport Includes a Photo: Yes
Residence: Bello Horizonte, Brazil
Father Name:  Azzarih P. Maddox
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Spouse Name: Effie May Roe

This is the photo from the application:

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