Descendants of John Maxfield
of Salisbury, Massachusetts
Tenth Generation


JOHN CLYDE10 MAXFIELD (Jeremiah9, John8, Nathaniel7, Eliphalet6, Nathaniel5, Eliphalet4, Nathaniel3, John2-1) was born at Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, on 18 January 1881 (WWI Draft), a child of Jeremial Winter Maxfield and his wife Elizabeth A. Thompson.

John Clyde Maxfield married CLARA RUBY CONVERSE at Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, on 19 January 1910 (Kirschner). Clara was born at Roanoke, Woodford County, Illinois on 24 June 1890 (Kirschner). They appeared on the 1910 census (119:2:272B) taken that April, at 602 Cottonwood Avenue, Fruitmere, Fremont County, Colorado:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, John C. head M W 29 M1 NE IL IL farmer, fruit
Maxfield, Ruby E. wife F W 20 M1 NE VT MA none

Based on the birthplaces of their children, census and other data, this family resided at Great Falls, Montana, in 1912, Adams County, Nebraska, in 1914 and 1915, Sheridan County, Nebraska from 1918 through 1925, and Shanon County, South Dakota in 1927 and 1930, later moving to Washington state.

John Clyde Maxfield signed up for the draft (WWI Draft) at Sheridan County, Nebraska, on 12 September 1918, and reported the following:

John Clyde Maxfield, of Gordon, Sheridan Co., NE
37; b. January 18, 1881 white
farmer
nearest relative: Clara Ruby Maxfield, Gordon, NE
short, medium build, gray eyes, light brown hair
The 1920 census (1001:23B:55-59) reported this family at Gordon Precinct, Sheridan County, Nebraska, as follows:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
55. Maxfield, John C. head M W 39 M NE IL IL farmer, general farm
56. Maxfield, Clara wife F W 29 M IL VT NY none
57. Maxfield, Lester son M W 8 S MT NE IL none
58. Maxfield, Leland son M W 6 S NE NE IL none
59. Maxfield, Irene daughter F W 4 0/12 S NE NE IL none

The 1930 census (2230:1B) reported this family at Shannon County, South Dakota:

Name Related Sex Race Age MS B FB MB Occupation
Maxfield, Clyde head M W 49 M NE IL PA laborer, farm
Maxfield, Sarah R. wife F W 39 M IL VT NY none
Maxfield, Lester son M W 18 S MT NE IL none
Maxfield, Leland son M W 16 S NE NE IL none
Maxfield, Irene daughter F W 14 S NE NE IL none
Maxfield, Leona daughter F W 8 S NE NE IL none
Maxfield, Dorothy daughter F W 7 S NE NE IL none
Maxfield, Adah daughter F W 4 S NE NE IL none
Maxfield, Pearl daughter F W 2 S SD NE IL none

It would appear that John Clyde was now using his middle name, and perhaps the census taker mistook "Clara" for "Sarah." Otherwise, all of the data is correct for this family.

John Clyde and Clara Maxfield both died at Kent, King County, Washington, in 1961, Clara on 20 June and John Clyde on 6 November (Kirschner).

John Clyde Maxfield and his wife Clara Converse had the following children:

  1. JOHN WILLIS11 MAXFIELD (Kirschner)
    • b. at Canon City, Colorado, on 20 August 1910
    • d. at Canon City on 29 September 1910
  2. LESTER ROBERT11 MAXFIELD b. at Great Falls, Montana, on 4 February 1912
  3. LELAND CLYDE11 MAXFIELD b. at Prosser, Adams County, Nebraska on 21 February 1914
  4. IRENE LIDA11 MAXFIELD
    • b. at Prosser on 11 December 1915 (Kirschner)
    • m. at Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, on 12 August 1935 DANIEL IRA WEBSTER (SD M)
      • b. at Gordon, Nebraska, on 29 May 1915 (Kirschner)
      • d. at Sheridan County, NE, on 9 December 2004 (Obits GenWeb)
  5. LEONA MABEL11 MAXFIELD (Kirschner)
    • b. at Gordon on 8 May 1921
    • d. at Kent, King Co., WA, on 14 April 1989
    • m. on 27 May 1939 EARL FREEMAN YOUNG
      • b. on 5 August 1913
      • d. at Kent, WA, on 7 May 1985
  6. DOROTHY CLARA11 MAXFIELD (Kirschner)
    • b. at Gordon on 2 January 1923
    • m. at Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, on 25 July 1942 DALE STEVEN YOUNG
      • b. at Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska, on 7 May 1916
      • d. at Enumclaw, King County, Washington, on 12 April 1988
  7. ADAH ETHEL11 MAXFIELD (Kirschner)
    • b. at Gordon on 7 August 1925
    • m. at Kent, King County, Washington, on 10 October 1948 HOWARD KNAPSTEAD
  8. PEARLE GLADYS11 MAXFIELD (Kirschner)
    • b. at Denby, Shannon County, South Dakota on 23 July 1927
    • d. at Federal Way, King County, Washington, on 8 October 2007
    • m(1). on 20 December 1942 DAVID SAMUEL SWANSON (divorced)
    • m(2). on November 1947 JAMES ARTHUR HURT (divorced)
    • m(3). at Auburn, King County, Washington, on 30 May 1956 FREDERICK EARL KIRSCHNER (divorced)


REFERENCES

Information on this family is found in:

Other sources abbreviated above include:
Kirschner
Kirschner, Sharon, to Charles A. Maxfield. Electronic Mail. 25 September 2009.
Obits GenWeb
Obituaries, Sheridan County, Nebraska. U.S. Gen Web Archives (http://files.usgwarchives.net).
SD M
South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949 (photo). Ancestry.com. Accessed 18 Mar 2005
WWI Draft
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Databases. (www.ancestry.com).

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