Agnes Mae Maxam

9 October 1890–2 August 1985 (Age 94)
Gibson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Agnes Mae

When Agnes Mae Maxam was born on 9 October 1890, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, her father, Edward Sylvester Maxam, was 25 and her mother, Alice Covey, was 24. She married Edgar Balshaw on 6 December 1913, in Saskatchewan Landing, Saskatchewan Landing No. 167, Saskatchewan, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Saskatchewan, Canada in 1916. She died on 2 August 1985, in Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States.

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Edgar Balshaw
Agnes Mae Maxam
Marriage: 6 December 1913
William Balshaw

Spouse and Children

6 December 1913
Saskatchewan Landing, Saskatchewan Landing No. 167, Saskatchewan, Canada


    William Balshaw


Parents and Siblings

    Edward Sylvester Maxam





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 16

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Maxim .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Balshaw in household of Edgar Balshaw, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Agnes M Maxim in household of Edward S Maxim, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Agness Maram in household of Edward S Maram, "United States Census, 1900"

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