Descendants of John Maxfield
of Salisbury, Massachusetts
Twelth Generation

JAMES RUSSELL12 MAXFIELD, Jr. (James11, Gilbert10, Frederick9, Gilbert8, John7, William6, David5, Eliphalet4, Nathaniel3, John2-1) was born at Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa, on 12 November 1944 (BIRLS), a child of James Russell Maxfield, Sr., and his wife Bessie Marie Matney. Jim served in the Navy from 18 August 1963 to 30 June 1967 (BIRLS).

Jim Maxfield married MARY LOU DYCHE. He died at Des Moines, Iowa, on 12 November 1996 (D M Reg, 14 Nov 1996, p. 7). His obituary provides more information on his life.

Mary Lou later married CLAUDIE McLEIN

James Russell Maxfield and his wife Mary Lou Dyche had the following child:

  1. NAN ELIZABETH MARIE13 MAXFIELD (obitsforlife)
    • b. at Alameda County, California, on 4 April 1967 (CA B; SSDI)
    • d. on 3 January 2004 (SSDI; obit), resident of Marshalltown, Iowa. For her full obituary, see below.

Obituary: Jim Maxfield, 52
Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Nov 14, 1996, page 7

Obituary: Jim Maxfield, 52, of Marshalltown died of a heart ailment Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pursel-Davis Funeral Home, and burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Maxfield was born in Marshalltown. He worked in the maintenance department at Marshalltown Water Works and was a member of Frank Lewis Glick American Legion post and Loyal Order of the Moose.
Surviving are a daughter, Nan Maxfield of Marshalltown; his parents, James Sr. and Bessie Maxfield of Alamo, Texas; a sister, Brenda Wardman of Schuyler, Neb.; and two brothers, Alan of Wichita, Kan., and Steve of Marshalltown. . . .

Nan Elizabeth Marie Maxfield
was born on April 4, 1967 the daughter of James Russell Maxfield Jr. and Mary Lou Dyche Maxfield in Alameda, California. She was a 1985 graduate of Marshalltown High School. Nan worked at the Totem Bowl for several years and later worked for Swifts for ten years. She liked to sing and enjoyed crafts. She was known as a great cook. She loved to party and be with her friends.
Nan is survived by her mother: Mary Lou (Claudie) McLain of Marshalltown, paternal grandparents: Bess and James "Tiny" Maxfield of Marshalltown, step brother: Bret (Joy) McLain of Nevada, Iowa, significant other: Curt Faber of Marshalltown, special friend: Linda Gillette of Dekalb, Illinois, uncle: Steve Maxfield of Marshalltown, uncle: Al (Jennifer) Maxfield of Marshalltown, aunt Brenda (John) Wardman of Schyler, Nebraska, aunt: Pat (Jack) Fletcher of Newton, North Carolina, aunt, Ethel (Lynn) Harbison of McKenzie, Tennessee as well as numerous other special friends.
Nan was preceded in death by her father; James Russell Maxfield Jr. and her maternal grandparents Nan and Gid Dyche.


Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem Death File, 1850-2010. Ancestry ( Accessed 28 November 2011.

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