Dorothy Ann Maxwell

2 November 1908–5 May 1985 (Age 76)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Dorothy Ann

When Dorothy Ann Maxwell was born on 2 November 1908, in Illinois, United States, her father, George Leonard Maxwell, was 43 and her mother, Lida Mae McKean, was 38. She married Charles Henry Dove before 1936, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 5 May 1985, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Dove
Dorothy Ann Maxwell
Marriage: before 1936
James Leonard Dove

Spouse and Children

before 1936
United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Leonard Maxwell


    Lida Mae McKean





    Stewart Declifford Maxwell


    Margaret Isabelle Maxwell


    Mildred V Maxwell



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Dorothy A Maxwell in household of George C Maxwell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Dove in household of Charles H Dove, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Maxwell in household of Belle Maxwell, "United States Census, 1920"

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