Amy Marie Maxwell

29 January 1912–30 August 1996 (Age 84)
Tekamah, Burt, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Amy Marie

When Amy Marie Maxwell was born on 29 January 1912, in Tekamah, Burt, Nebraska, United States, her father, Homer Anderson Maxwell, was 32 and her mother, Annis Blanche Amick, was 29. She married Roy Wilfrid Morriss on 4 August 1928, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. She lived in Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 30 August 1996, in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Roy Wilfrid Morriss
Amy Marie Maxwell
Marriage: 4 August 1928

Spouse and Children

4 August 1928
Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 4

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 22

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amy Maxwell in household of Homer Maxwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Amy Marie Maxwell in entry for Teddy Wilfred Morris, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Amy Maxwell, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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