Margaret Jane Maxfield

10 July 1842–9 May 1899 (Age 56)
LaFayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Maxfield was born on 10 July 1842, in LaFayette, Christian, Kentucky, United States, her father, George W. Maxfield, was 28 and her mother, Melvina Elvira Banks, was 18. She married Charles Franklin Decker on 28 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 9 May 1899, in Parleys Park, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Franklin Decker
Margaret Jane Maxfield
Marriage: 28 March 1857
George Robert Decker
James Henry Decker
Walter Decker
Lawrence Decker
Jennie Maude Decker
Millicent Millie Decker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 9
    Per Find a Grave Memorials, the earliest burial in this cemetery was in 1851. Mary Susan Johnson BIRTH\t27 Nov 1850 Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA DEATH\t10 Mar 1851 (aged 3 months) Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA BURIAL\t Elysian Burial Gardens Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID\t65119048
    Age 19
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Macclesfield in Cheshire. The placename derives from an Old English personal name Maccel (genitive Macceles) + Old English feld ‘open country’.

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

    Sources (17)

    • Margaret Decker, "United States Census, 1870"
    • M Maxfield in entry for Lawrence Decker, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Margaret J Decker in household of Charles F Decker, "United States Census, 1860"

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