Richard L Maxwell

1 February 1893–6 July 1951 (Age 58)
Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States

The Life of Richard L

When Richard L Maxwell was born on 1 February 1893, in Onawa, Monona, Iowa, United States, his father, George Wolf, was 33 and his mother, Cynthia Angeline Payne, was 23. He married Stella Ethel White on 15 September 1924, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Saline Township, Sheridan, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 6 July 1951, in Sun Valley, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Sylmar, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard L Maxwell
Stella Ethel White
Marriage: 15 September 1924
Harry John Maxwell
Raymond Wolfe Maxwell
Ruth Maxwell
Stella Mary Maxwell

Spouse and Children

15 September 1924
Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William Harry Wolf



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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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Story Highlight

How RICHARD L MAXWELL Got His Name, by Ruth Maxwell Moulton (May 2006)

Richard's original name was Raymond Carl Wolfe. We didn't know about the name Carl until after Richard died. At that time, Thelma researched Richard's name and found his origins. From a relative, s …

Sources (3)

  • Richard L Maxwell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Richard L Maxwell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Richard L Maxwell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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