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John Alexander MAXWELL

Male 1894 - 1918  (23 years)


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  • Name John Alexander MAXWELL  [1
    Born 17 Aug 1894  Hector, Renville, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Draft Registration 05 Jun 1917  , Pine, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jack A. Maxwell, single 
    Reference Number 470 
    Buried Jan 1918  Rosehill Cemetery, Hinckley, Pine, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 01 Jan 1918  Deming, Luna, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 23 
    • Pneumonia while at Military training for WW1 at Camp Cody, New Mexico
    Person ID I468  Tree 1
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2015 

    Father John Thomas MAXWELL,   b. 20 May 1863, Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1921, Hinckley, Pine, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Amelia Molly SCHWARTZ,   b. 15 Jun 1862, Buffalo Lake, Renville, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1950, Hinckley, Pine, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 16 Apr 1888  Hector, Renville, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (During World War I, Camp Cody was an army training camp for the National Guard units from North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.)

      Death announcement,
      JOHN MAXWELL DIES
      Word was received Wednesday morning of the death of John Maxwell of Pneumonia at Camp Cody.
      Definite particulars of his death or of the plans for the funeral cannot be learned as his parents are far out in the country.

      Burial announcement, Friday, January 11, 1918
      WITH MILITARY HONORS -
      Another one of our brave boys was laid away Monday when the body of John Maxwell was placed in Rose Hill cemetery.
      As told last week, young Maxwell died at Camp Cody of pneumonia with complications. The body was sent home and the funeral held Monday from St. Patrick's church, Rev. Fr. Reiger officiating and the home guard attending in a body. The guard also escorted the body to the church and cemetery and gave the military honors at the grave.
      He is gone, but he will live in the memory of those whose liberty he just as surely died to save as if he had died on the battle field and he died with as much honor as if he had been the victim of the foe's bullet instead of the victim of disease - and we will continue to honor the memory.
      Among the relatives present from a distance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell of Fairfax, Miss Elizabeth Tompkins, Hector; Henry Schwartz, Buffalo Lake; Mrs Kyle and Joe Maxwell, St Paul; Miss Hattie Lyseth, Pine City.

  • Sources 
    1. [S146] Tombstone, Hinckley (Reliability: 3).
      John Alexander Maxwell Minnesota Pvt 136 Inf 34 div January 1 1918

    2. [S108] Marriage Certificate, (Date: 21 Sep 1968;) (Reliability: 4).
      CERTIFICATE of MARRIAGE State of Minnesota County of 1888. I hereby certify that on the sixteenth day of the month of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight in St. Joseph's Church at Hector in said County, I, the undersigned, a Priest of the Catholic Church and the Diocese of St Paul did join in the holy bonds of Matrimony, according to the Laws of this state, John John J. Maxwell of the County of Renville and State of Minnesota and Amelia Schwartz of the County of Renville and State of Minnesota in presence of James Maxwell and Elisabeth Schwartz}Witnesses. Andrew Kober


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