Phebe Angeline Holden

20 March 1829–24 October 1892 (Age 63)
Sweden, York, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phebe Angeline

When Phebe Angeline Holden was born on 20 March 1829, in Sweden, York, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Brinton Holden, was 30 and her mother, Hannah S. Dunham, was 29. She married Jeremiah G. Maxwell on 15 August 1855, in Waterford, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Denmark, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1850 and Maine, United States in 1870. She died on 24 October 1892, in Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Sweden, York, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jeremiah G. Maxwell
Phebe Angeline Holden
Marriage: 15 August 1855
Angeline B Maxwell
Emma G Maxwell
Lenora E Maxwell
Zilpha R. Maxwell
John Lester Maxwell

Spouse and Children

15 August 1855
Waterford, Oxford, Maine, United States


    Angeline B Maxwell


    Emma G Maxwell


    Lenora E Maxwell


    Zilpha R. Maxwell


    John Lester Maxwell


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 3

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, both so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Holcombe .2 German: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phebe Maxwell in entry for Jeremiah Maxwell, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
  • Phebe Maxwell in household of M M Hamlin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Phebe A Maxwell in household of J G Maxwell, "United States Census, 1860"

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