Levi William Maxwell Sr

26 October 1841–28 July 1905 (Age 63)
Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Levi William

When Levi William Maxwell Sr was born on 26 October 1841, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, William Bailey Maxwell, was 20 and his mother, Lucretia Charlotte Bracken, was 17. He married Mary Ellen Leavitt on 22 June 1868. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1880 and Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1857. He died on 28 July 1905, in Wallowa, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Wallowa, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi William Maxwell Sr
1841–1905
Mary Ellen Leavitt
1849–1896
Marriage: 22 June 1868
Levi William Maxwell Jr
1869–1937
Charles Edward Maxwell
1870–1889
James Henry Maxwell
1872–1945
Jeremiah Leavitt Maxwell
1874–1962
Richard Maxwell
1876–1950
Charlotte Lucretia Maxwell
1877–1969
Anna Eliza Maxwell
1879–1964
Sarah Priscilla Maxwell
1881–1908
John Curtis Maxwell
1883–1956
Mary Inez Maxwell
1885–1886
Oscar Earl Maxwell
1888–1979
Bailey Horace Maxwell
1889–1943
George Ronald Maxwell
1893–1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1868
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846
    Age 5
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    1863
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from a place in Kelso, near Melrose in Roxburghshire, the name of a salmon pool on the Tweed near Kelso Bridge. The placename is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream’ (Old English well(a)).Irish: adopted for Ó Meisceall, see Miskell . This surname is common in Ulster.Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Miskell

    Sources (20)

    • Levi W Maxwell in household of Wm B Maxwell, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Unknown in entry for John Curtis Maxwell, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
    • Levi Maxwell, "United States Census, 1900"

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