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Thomas Maxwell and Christina McLennan

Descendents
 


First Generation

Thomas Maxwell, son of James Maxwell and Jenet Fingland, was born in 1846 in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland and died on 3 Sep 1907 in Kangaroo Creek, New South Wales, Australia, at age 62.

Thomas married Christina McLennan, daughter of Alexander McLennan and Mary Matheson, on 2 Jun 1866 in Glenfernaigh, New South Wales, Australia. 

Christina was born on 13 June 1849 in Glenfernaigh, New South Wales, Australia and died on 8 Feb 1926 in Kangaroo Creek, New South Wales, Australia, at age 71.

Thomas and Christina's children were:

James John Maxwell was born on 4 May 1867 in Kangaroo Creek, New South Wales, Australia, died on 28 Sep 1954 in New South Wales, Australia at age 87, and was buried in Nymboida Cemetery.
Mary Jane Maxwell was born on 24 May 1869 and died on 18 Feb 1916. She married Ernest Ellem.
Alexander Maxwell was born in 1871 and died in 1952. He married Ethel Maude Lynall.
Thomas William Maxwell was born in 1873 and died on 6 May 1953. He married (1) Martha Ruby Hearne and (2) Bertha Ellem.
Jessie Maxwell was born on 14 August 1875 and died on 19 August 1940.  She married Percy Francis Perrett .
Flora Anne Isabella Maxwell was born in 1877 and died in 1951. She did not marry or have children.
Charles Kenneth (Kenny) Maxwell was born in 1879 and died on 10 June 1950. He married Elizabeth R Williams.
George Maxwell was born in 1882 and died in 1962. He married (1) Rose Sare and (2) Alice Sare.
Farquhar Maxwell was born in 1883 and died on 6 September 1974. He married (1) Blanche Adeline McGill  and (2) Lucy A Hynes.
Elizabeth Maxwell was born in 1886 and died on 16 July 1972.  She married Allan Hamburger.
Christina Blanche Maxwell was born in 1889 and died in 1904, at age 15.
Donald Norman Maxwell was born in 1892 and died in 1969.  He married Caroline Frances McCallum.
 
Second Generation


James John Maxwell
was born on 4 May 1867 in Kangaroo Creek, New South Wales, Australia, died on 28 Sep 1954 in New South Wales, Australia at age 87, and was buried in Nymboida Cemetery.

James married Margaret Frances Daly , daughter of Patrick Daly and Mary J Wall , on 13 May 1890 in Glenreagh, New South Wales, Australia.  James was disowned by his parents for marrying an Irish Catholic.

Margaret was born in 1866 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia, died on 25 Jul 1930 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, at age 64, and was buried in South Grafton Cemetery.

James and Margaret's children were:

Winifred Annie (Winnie) Maxwell was born in 1891 and died in 1940. She married Herbert Lawrence in 1911 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. 
Harold Francis J Maxwell was born in 1892 and died in WWII on 25 Apr 1915 in Gallipoli, at age 23. He did not marry or have children.

Ivy May Maxwell was born in 1894 and died in 1971. She did not marry or have children.

Alma Rose (Allie) Maxwell was born in 1896 and died in 1965. She married John P McGrath in 1916 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.
William Thomas Daly Maxwell was born on 23 February 1898 and died in 1959.  He married Ellie J Scully in 1925 in Randwick District, New South Wales, Australia.
Clarence Bede Maxwell was born on 18 Jul 1900 in Guy Fawkes, New South Wales, Australia, died on 22 Oct 1963 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at age 63, and was buried on 25 Oct 1963 in Preston General Cemetery, Plenty Road, Preston, Victoria, Australia. Clarence married Violet Thomas, daughter of Lillian Thomas, on 9 Apr 1921 in St Barnabas Church, Sydney, Australia. 
Thelma Janet Maxwell was born on 31 August 1901 in Guy Fawkes, New South Wales. Thelma married William Lewers Hunter in 1925 in Tenterfield District, New South Wales, Australia.
Aileen M (Lena) Maxwell was born in 1902 and died in 1903 in Armidale, New South Wales, at age 1.

James later left Margaret and the children and lived with another woman, Mrs. Sinclair, for many years although he and Margaret remained legally married.

 
Third Generation


Clarence Bede Maxwell
was born on 18 Jul 1900 in Guy Fawkes, New South Wales, Australia, died on 25 Oct 1963 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at age 63, and was buried on 25 Oct 1964 in Preston General Cemetery, Plenty Road, Preston, Victoria, Australia.

Clarence married Violet Thomas, daughter of Lillian Thomas, on 9 Apr 1921 in St Barnabas Church, Sydney, Australia. 

Violet was born on 1 Aug 1901 in Sydney, Australia. She was illegitimate and her father is unknown. She was adopted soon after birth by Carl Adolph Spuhl (aka Spool) and his wife Matilde Wallach Spuhl but retained ties to her mother. Later in life she legally changed her name to Catherine Bede Maxwell and was an author under the pen name C Bede Maxwell. She died on 13 Mar 1995 in Salem, Oregon, at age 93.

Clarence and Violet's children were:

Colin John Maxwell was born on 17 Nov 1921 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died in WWII on 27 May 1942 in Rethymno, Crete, at age 21. He did not marry or have children.
Shirley Margaret Maxwell was born on 11 Dec 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died on 18 Apr 1996 in Salem, Oregon, at age 72.
Harold Gordon (Peter) Maxwell was born on 19 Sep 1925 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died on 11 Aug 2002 in Langley, BC, Canada, at age 76. 

Clarence deserted his family when the children were young and opted out of their lives but he and Violet remained legally married.

 
Fourth Generation


Shirley Margaret Maxwell
was born on 11 Dec 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died on 18 Apr 1996 in Salem, Marion, Oregon, at age 72.

Shirley married Herbert Burnett Libin, son of Joseph Harold Libin and Esther A (Lagofsky) Login, on 21 Feb 1944 in Ashbury, New South Wales, Australia. 

Herbert was born on 25 Aug 1916 in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana and died on 8 Feb 2002 in Encino, Los Angeles, California, at age 85.

Children from this marriage were:

Stephany Ann Libin was born on 29 Apr 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She married Gilman Burton Smith.  They had three children: Colin, Aden and Devon. They were divorced. She married Dennis L Heath.
Michele Lee Libin was born on 26 Nov 1946 in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana. She has not married or had children.

Herbert and Shirley were divorced on 10 Nov 1949 in Lewistown, Fergus,  Montana.

Shirley next married George Henry Grabenhorst Jr, son of George Henry Grabenhorst Sr and Caroline Abigail Coburn, on 9 May 1952 in Salem, Marion, Oregon. George was born on 15 Jul 1915 in Salem, Marion, Oregon and died on 8 Dec 1997 in Salem, Marion, Oregon, at age 82.

Children from this marriage were:

Anne Grabenhorst was born on 8 Aug 1952 in Salem, Marion, Oregon. She married Ian Robertson. They had a son Justin. They were divorced. She had a relationship with Mark Desdier.  They had a daughter Seren. Anne died on November 30, 2003 in Salem, Marion, Oregon at age 51.

George Maxwell Grabenhorst was born on 30 Nov 1955 in Salem, Marion, Oregon. He married Michelle Ray Murphy. They were divorced. They had a daughter Alisha. He married Sunny Lyons.

Howard Gordon (Peter) Maxwell was born on 19 Sep 1925 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and died on 11 Aug 2002 in Langley, British Columbia, Canada at age 76.  

Peter married Jean McKillop Burke, daughter of Daniel Clive Burke and Margaret Marion McKillop, on 14 Oct 1950 in Trenton, Ontario, Canada.

Jean was born on 27 Apr 1925 in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.

Children from this marriage were:

Michael Colin Maxwell was born on 21 Aug 1951 in London, Ontario, Canada. Michael married Leigh Ann Guppy. They have no children

Maureen Margaret (Maggie) Maxwell was born on 27 Apr 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Maureen married Michael Paul Young. They have no children.

Murray Alan Maxwell was born on 9 May 1959 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Murray married Kerri Allanna Rollins. They have no children.

 

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