Robert James Maxwell

16 May 1929–13 June 2005 (Age 76)
St. George, Washington, Utah, United States

The Life of Robert James

When Robert James Maxwell was born on 16 May 1929, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Maxwell, was 24 and his mother, Lottie Riding Beacham, was 18. He married Mary Lou Matthews on 14 August 1954, in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States in 1930 and Eureka Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 13 June 2005, in South Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert James Maxwell
Mary Lou Matthews
Marriage: 14 August 1954
Tammy Maxwell

Spouse and Children

14 August 1954
Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States


    Tammy Maxwell


Parents and Siblings


    Lottie Riding Beacham




World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 20

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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)

  • Robert J Maxwell in household of Robert Maxwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert J Maxwell in household of Robert Maxwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert James Maxwell in entry for Lottie R Stewart, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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