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
Mary Ellen Leavitt
Marriage: 22 June 1868
Levi William Maxwell Jr
Charles Edward Maxwell
James Henry Maxwell
Jeremiah Leavitt Maxwell
Richard Maxwell
Charlotte Lucretia Maxwell
Anna Eliza Maxwell
Sarah Priscilla Maxwell
John Curtis Maxwell
Mary Inez Maxwell
Oscar Earl Maxwell
Bailey Horace Maxwell
George Ronald Maxwell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1868
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Iowa is the 29th state.
    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.

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    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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