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:
|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., NEThe 1920 census (1001:23B:55-59) reported this family at Gordon Precinct, Sheridan County, Nebraska, as follows:
37; b. January 18, 1881 white
nearest relative: Clara Ruby Maxfield, Gordon, NE
short, medium build, gray eyes, light brown hair
|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:
|Maxfield, Clyde||head||M||W||49||M||NE||IL||PA||laborer, farm|
|Maxfield, Sarah R.||wife||F||W||39||M||IL||VT||NY||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:
Information on this family is found in:
Return to Maxfield Genealogy
Go to Maxfield Genealogy Outline Index