When Cyrus Haymond Maxwell was born on 22 March 1863, in St. George, Tucker, West Virginia, United States, his father, Rufus Maxwell, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Jane Bonnifield, was 28. He married Melvina Jane Adams in 1887, in Tucker, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Morgan District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 25 July 1943, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States.
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Kelso, near Melrose in Roxburghshire, the name of a salmon pool on the Tweed near Kelso Bridge. The placename is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream’ (Old English well(a)).
Irish: adopted for Ó Meisceall, see Miskell . This surname is common in Ulster.
Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.
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