Frank Arling Ray Maxwell

22 August 1896–8 February 1953 (Age 56)
Wheatley, Essex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Frank Arling Ray

When Frank Arling Ray Maxwell was born on 22 August 1896, in Wheatley, Essex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Daniel Duncan Maxwell, was 28 and his mother, Anna Florence Derbyshire, was 23. He married Althea W. Scott on 27 April 1922, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He immigrated to United States in 1919 and lived in Ontario, Canada in 1896 and Southfield Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 8 February 1953, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Frank Arling Ray Maxwell
Althea W. Scott
Marriage: 27 April 1922

Spouse and Children

27 April 1922
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Duncan Maxwell


    Anna Florence Derbyshire




World Events (8)

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 1

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 (3)

  • Frank Maxwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Maxwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frank Arling Ray Maxwell, "Michigan, Eastern and Western Districts, Naturalization Records, 1837-1993"

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