William Maxwell

1859–1924 (Age 65)
California, United States

The Life of William

William Maxwell was born in November 1859, in California, United States as the son of Michael Maxwell and Catherine. He married Emma Moriah Trimmer on 24 December 1883, in Alpine, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Alpine, California, United States in 1900 and Ione, Amador, California, United States in 1910. He died on 23 November 1924, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Ione Protestant-Community Cemetery, Ione, Amador, California, United States.

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William Maxwell
Emma Moriah Trimmer
Marriage: 24 December 1883
John William Maxwell Sr.
Ora Moriah Maxwell
Erma Maxwell

Spouse and Children

24 December 1883
Alpine, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Michael Maxwell






World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 10

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • William Maxwell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Maxwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Maxwell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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