John Curtis Maxwell

29 May 1883–29 May 1956 (Age 73)
Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States

The Life of John Curtis

When John Curtis Maxwell was born on 29 May 1883, in Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States, his father, Levi William Maxwell Sr, was 41 and his mother, Mary Ellen Leavitt, was 33. He married Sarah Elsie Stubblefield on 22 April 1906, in Wallowa, Wallowa, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1940 and United States in 1956. He died on 29 May 1956, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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John Curtis Maxwell
Mary Etta Miller
Marriage: 12 October 1910
Lois Mae Maxwell
Elner Louise Maxwell
Elmer Leon Maxwell

Spouse and Children

12 October 1910
Umatilla, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1887: Union, Oregon, United States; 1887: Wallowa, Oregon, United States
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 20

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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 C Maxwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C Maxwell in household of William L Maxwell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John C Maxwell, "United States Census, 1930"

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