John Anderson Maxwell

June 1856–7 February 1891 (Age 34)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John Anderson

When John Anderson Maxwell was born in June 1856, in Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Clark Maxwell, was 34 and his mother, Jane Caudle, was 25. He married Caroline Wolford on 12 December 1878, in Vernon Township, Clark, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Randolph, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Drywood Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 February 1891, in Vernon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Anderson Maxwell
1856–1891
Caroline Wolford
1859–1938
Marriage: 12 December 1878
Thomas Jacob Maxwell
1879–1955
Cora Edna Maxwell
1882–1906
Elmer Maxwell
1883–1892
Clemence Edith Maxwell
1886–1887
W. Rolla MAXWELL
1889–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1878
Vernon Township, Clark, Missouri, United States
children

(5)

    Male1879–1955Male

    Cora Edna Maxwell

    Female1882–1906Female

    Elmer Maxwell

    Male1883–1892Male

    Clemence Edith Maxwell

    Female1886–1887Female

    W. Rolla MAXWELL

    Male1889–1912Male

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Clark Maxwell

    Male1821–1906Male

    Female1831–1908Female

siblings

(10)

    Catherine Ann Maxwell

    Female1849–1920Female

    Nellie Maxwell

    Female1850–Female

    Nancy Jane Maxwell

    Female1852–1853Female

    Male1856–1891Male

    Male1858–1955Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 10

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place near Melrose in Roxburghshire. The place name is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream (Old English well(a))’.2 Irish: this surname is common in Ulster, where it has sometimes been adopted as an alternative to Miskell .3 Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Maxwell in household of T C Maxwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Maxwell in household of Thos C Maxwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Maxwell, "United States Census, 1880"

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