William Maxwell

22 March 1893–23 February 1954 (Age 60)
Perry, Iowa

The Life of William

When William Maxwell was born on 22 March 1893, his father, Isaac Spence Maxwell, was 41 and his mother, Emily Mariland Woodward, was 32. He died on 23 February 1954, in Wilton, McLean, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Wilton, McLean, North Dakota, United States.

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Isaac Spence Maxwell
Emily Mariland Woodward
Anna Maxwell
Esther Francis Maxwell
James Maxwell
William Maxwell

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Spence Maxwell


    Emily Mariland Woodward




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • William W Maxwell in household of Isaac S Maxwell, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • William Maxwell in household of James Maxwell, "North Dakota Census, 1925"
  • William W Maxwell in household of Isaac S Maxwell, "North Dakota Census, 1915"

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