Pearl L. Maxwell

8 June 1884–5 April 1969 (Age 84)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Pearl L.

When Pearl L. Maxwell was born on 8 June 1884, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, Rolla Maxwell, was 25 and her mother, Laura Bell Carver, was 12. She married Albert Lee Peel on 11 July 1906, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. She lived in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States for about 15 years and Park Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 5 April 1969, at the age of 84, and was buried in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

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Albert Lee Peel
Pearl L. Maxwell
Marriage: 11 July 1906

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11 July 1906
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 3

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 23

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Pearl L Maxwell, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Pearle Maxwell in household of Rolla Maxwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pearl L Maxwell, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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