Maxwell Wilson Deaver

29 June 1837–17 March 1920 (Age 82)
Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Maxwell Wilson

When Maxwell Wilson Deaver was born on 29 June 1837, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, Elijah Deaver, was 39 and his mother, Matilda Wilson, was 38. He married Kathryn Drew Morris on 23 March 1873, in Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Red River, Texas, United States for about 30 years and Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 17 March 1920, in Red River, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maxwell Wilson Deaver
Kathryn Drew Morris
Marriage: 23 March 1873
James Mark Deaver
Thomas M. Deaver
Susie Lane Deaver
Helen Eugenia Deaver
Eddie M. Deaver
Ethel Dora Deaver

Spouse and Children

23 March 1873
Texas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Deaver


    Matilda Wilson




    Calvin Alexander Deaver


    Jane E. Deaver



World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 7

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Dever .2 Perhaps a respelling of German Düwer, Düver, from Middle Low German düver ‘male pigeon’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird or a metonymic occupational name for a dove keeper.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maxwell W Deaver, "United States Census, 1920"
  • M W Deaver, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maxwell W Deaver in household of E Deaver, "United States Census, 1860"

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