William McCreery Maxwell

4 July 1902–26 November 1953 (Age 51)
Belfast, Ireland

The Life of William McCreery

When William McCreery Maxwell was born on 4 July 1902, in Belfast, Ireland, his father, John Davis Maxwell, was 30 and his mother, Mary Agnes McCreery, was 30. He died on 26 November 1953, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

John Davis Maxwell
Mary Agnes McCreery
Susanna Davis Maxwell
Margaret Maxwell
William McCreery Maxwell
Mary Agnes Maxwell

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Age 2

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Maxwell in household of John Maxwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Maxwell in household of John Maxwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Maxwell in household of John Maxwell, "New York, State Census, 1905"

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