JANE McELLRATH married William H. Maxfield at Whiteside County, Illinois, on 4 July 1864 (Ill M). Jane was born in Ireland in April 1844, acording to the 1900 Census. She came to America in 1856 (1900 census) or 1860 (1920 census).
The 1870 census (290:1:216A) reported this family at Mount Pleasant Township (Morrison Post Office), Whiteside County:
|Maxfield, Jane||28||F||W||keeps house||Ireland||father for. b.
mother for. b.
|Maxfield, Minnie||3||F||W||at home||IL||mother for. b.|
The William Henry Maxfield family was reported in the 1880 Census in Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside County, Illinois (258:167C) as follows:
|Jane Maxfield||wife||M||F||W||33||Ireland||keeping house||Ireland||Ireland|
|Minnie Maxfield||daughter||S||F||W||13||IL||at school||RI||Ireland|
|Willie Maxfield||son||S||M||W||8||IL||at school||RI||Ireland|
|Walter Maxfield||son||S||M||W||2||IL||at home||RI||Ireland|
The 1900 Census found this family in the same Township, on East Wall Street in Morrisson (352:14A) as follows:
|Maxfield, William H.||head||W||M||Oct 1841||M||RI||RI||CT||landlord|
|Maxfield, Jenny M.||wife||W||F||Apr 1844||M||Ireland||Ireland||Scotland|
|Maxfield, Walter||son||W||M||May 1878||S||IL||RI||Ireland|
The record also indicated that William and Jenny had been married 35 years, Jenny had three children, all living, and came to America in 1856.
The 1910 census (331:2:71B) reported William and Jennie, ages 68 and 65, at 409 East Wall Street, Morrison.
William H. Maxfield died before 1920, when widow Jane Maxfield was living with her son William at Mason City, Iowa.
William Henry and Jane Maxfield had the following children:
Thanks to Michael Maxfield for transcribing the information from the Illinois Censuses and posting it on his website.
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