Descendants of David Maxfield
of Georgia and Fairfax, Vermont
Fourth Generation

EDGAR ORLANDO 4 MAXFIELD (Levi3-2, David1) was born at Michigan on 14 November 1859 (W Highland Cen), a child of Levi Maxfield and his wife Caroline Campbell. The 1880 census (592:132C) reported him living with his borther Alfred at Hartland Township, Livingston County, Michigan.

Edgar Orlando Maxfield married LOUISA ELIZA PRESTON at Oakland County, Michigan, on 16 December 1885 (Oakland Co M). She was born at Michigan on 12 September 1868 (W Highland Cem).

The 1900 census (726:1:100) reported this family at Hartland Township:

Name Related Race Sex Born MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, Edgar head W M Nov 1857 M MI NY NY farm laborer
Maxfield, Eliza wife W F Sep 1869 M MI Canada Canada
Maxfield, Kittie M. daughter W F Oct 1887 S MI MI MI
Maxfield, Eva C. daughter W F Mar 1894 S MI MI MI
Maxfield, Bessie J. daughter W F Oct 1898 S MI MI MI

The record also indicated that Edgar and Eliza had been married 15 years, and Eliza had three children, all living.

The 1910 census (668:1:122A) reported the family of the same composition at Highland Township, Oakland County, Michigan. The children had each aged ten years, but the census reported Edgar 60 years, and wife Louisa 41.

Edgar Orlando Maxfield died on 28 October 1913 (W Highland Cem). The 1930 census (1042:) reported widow Louisa Maxfield at Detroit, Michigan, with her daughters Bessie and Kitty:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Brown, William J. head M W 49 M KY Poland Germany shipping clerk,
paper co.
Brown, Bessie wife F W 32 M MI MI MI assistant buyer,
department store
Maxfield, Louisa mother-in-law F W 61 Wd MI NY NY none
Maxfield, Kittie M. sister-in-law F W 42 S MI MI MI none

The record also indicated that William, Bessie and Louisa were married at the ages of 40, 22, and 17, respectively. William was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Widow Louisa Maxfield died on 24 July 1965 (W Highland Cem).

Edgar Orlando Maxfield and his wife Louisa Eliza Preston had the following children:

    • b. at Michigan on 20 October 1887 (W Highland Cem)
    • d. on 25 October 1975 (W Highland Cem)
    • b. at Michigan on 10 March 1894 (W Highland Cem)
    • d. on 22 November 1973 (W Highland Cem)
      • b. on 9 September 1892 (W Highland Cem)
      • d. on 25 December 1974 (W Highland Cem)
    • b. at Michigan on October 1898 (1900 census)
    • m. about 1920/1 WILLIAM J. BROWN (1930 census)
      • b. at Kentucky about 1880/1 (1930 census)


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
Oakland Co M
Record of Marriages, 1827-1919. Oakland County (Michigan). County Clerk. International Genealogical Index.
W Highland Cem
West Highland Cemetery, Highland Twp., Oakland Co., Mi.

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