John Anderson Maxwell

MaleJune 1856–7 February 1891

Brief Life History 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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John Anderson Maxwell
Caroline Wolford
Marriage: 12 December 1878
Thomas Jacob Maxwell
Cora Edna Maxwell
Elmer Maxwell
Clemence Edith Maxwell
W. Rolla Maxwell

Sources (9)

  • John Maxwell in household of T C Maxwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mr John A Maxwell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John Anderson Maxwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    12 December 1878Vernon Township, Clark, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (10)

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    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.


    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

    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.

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

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