Gordon Maxwell

20 July 1920–7 March 1980 (Age 59)
Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Gordon

When Gordon Maxwell was born on 20 July 1920, in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Mc Kerrow Maxwell, was 21 and his mother, Jeanie Mc Meikan Simpson, was 19. He married Margret Irene Moore on 23 June 1945, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 7 March 1980, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 59.

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Gordon Maxwell
Margret Irene Moore
Marriage: 23 June 1945

Spouse and Children

23 June 1945
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings




    Janet Etta Scott Maxwell


    Hazel Maxwell


    Alistair Maxwell


    George McKerrow Maxwell


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 1

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.

Age 4

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.
1938 · The Empire Exhibition, Scotland is held at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Age 18

The Empire Exhibition was an international exposition held from May to December 1938 and offered a chance to showcase and boost the economy of Scotland. It also marked fifty years since Glasgow's first great exhibition held in 1888.

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.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Gordon Maxwell, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Maxwell, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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