George Avery Maxham

28 April 1877–6 December 1954 (Age 77)
Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of George Avery

When George Avery Maxham was born on 28 April 1877, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Stephen Denforth Maxham, was 23 and his mother, Etta Louise Hardy, was 22. He married Anna Adell Alexander on 25 December 1900, in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 6 December 1954, in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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George Avery Maxham
Bertha Elfreda Eastman
Marriage: 25 November 1903
Sherman G. Maxham

Spouse and Children


    Bertha Elfreda Eastman


25 November 1903
Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Denforth Maxham


    Etta Louise Hardy




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Maxim , altered by folk etymology to resemble an English habitational name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George A Maron, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Maxham in household of Charles L Lattimer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George A Maxham in household of Sherman G Maxham, "United States Census, 1940"

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