The 1910 census (331:2:238B) reported this family at Tampico Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, as follows:
|Maxfield, Harry A.||head||M||W||29||M1||IL||RI||RI||farmer|
|Maxfield, Mabel A.||wife||F||W||28||M1||IL||IL||IL||none|
|Maxfield, Frank H.||son||M||W||7||S||IL||IL||IL||none|
|Maxfield, Ida J.||daughter||F||W||5||S||IL||IL||IL||none|
|Maxfield, Helen E.||daughter||F||W||2/12||S||IL||IL||IL||none|
According to this record, Harry and Mabel had been married eight years, and Mabel had three children, all living.
Harry A. Maxfield registered for the draft at Whiteside County on 12 September 1918 (WWI Draft) and reported the following
Harry Alanson Maxfield
RFD Tampico, Whiteside Co., IL
38, b. Jul 12, 1880, white
farming, for self, RD Tampico
wife: Mabel Maxfield, Tampico
tall, slender, gray eyes, dark hair
The 1920 census (414:11B-12A) reported the family at Tampico Township, consisting of Harry A., 39, farm manager, Mabel A., 38, Frank H., 16, Ida, 15, Helen, 9, and Jay, 4.
The 1930 census (566:) reported Harry Maxfield of Tampico Township with a new wife, and a child of each:
|Maxfield, Ruby L.||wife||F||W||45||M||IL||NY||NY||none|
According to this record, Harry was first married at age 19, Ruby at age 20.
Harry A. Maxfield married as his second wife, before 1930, RUBY J. who was born at Illinois about 1884 (1920 census). Ruby had previously married Aaron Lehman about 1903/4 (1910 census 331:11B). Aaron was born at Pennsylvania about 1879/80, and died before the 1920 census. Aaron and Ruby had a child that died before the 1910 census, and Lyle, about 1914.
Harry Alanson Maxfield and his first wife Mabel had the following children:
JAY BURDETTE MAXFIELD - Funeral services for Jay B. Maxfield, who passed away Tuesday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Tampico Baptist church. There was a large attendance of relatives, friends and schoolmates. The many floral tributes bearing messages of sympathy were beautiful. Rev. E. C. Ralston read the 12th chapter of the book of Eccleasiastes for Scripture reading, also used Verses 9 and 10 of the 11th chapter of the same book in his message of hope and comfort. He closed with the reading of the poem, 'Sleep on Beloved.' Two hymns, 'Nearer My God to Thee' and 'Good Night and Good Morning,' were sung by Mrs. E. C. Ralston and Mrs. Joe Young, with Mrs. Young playing the accompaniment at the piano. Former classmates who served as casket bearers were Raymond Foy, Richard Noon, Joe Burke, Glen Anderson, Maynard Peterson and Leo Strike. Burial was in Tampico cemetery.
Jay Burdette Maxfield was born in Tampico, August 10, 1915, and died in Ottawa, Illinois, October 19, 1937. He attended Sunnyside grade school and Tampico high school from which he was graduated in 1923 with salutatory honor. Due to ill health he entered the Ottawa sanatorium on October 24, 1934, where he was a patient until his death. Jay was a member of the Tampico Baptist church, having united with it on May 5, 1929. He was preceded in death by his mother on December 17, 1920, and a brother, Otto Thomas, May 5, 1917. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Maxfield of Tampico, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Kettle of Austin, Colo., and Mrs. Helen Stebbens of Moline, one brother, Frank H. Maxfield of Cincinnati, O., a stepbrother, Lyle Lehman of Sterling, his maternal grandfather, Frank B. Thomas of Cory, Colo., two uncles and several nieces and nephews. Jay's death came as a great shock to his family and to many life long friends in and around Tampico.
Contributed by Melva Taylor The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois Octobeer 23, 1937 - Saturday, pg 7, col. 7
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