Danielena (Lena) arrived in California from Nova Scotia later than her two older full-sisters Ellen and Caroline (Carrie). The 1871 Canadian census listed Danielena aged 20 years, and half siblings Oscar aged 17 and Ida aged 12, residing in a household in Scotch Village near Avondale in Hants County with their widowed mother Sarah Harvie aged 50 and a seaman who was presumably her defacto.
It is said Danielena's Nova Scotian born uncle David Lavers, who was a pioneer settler in 1855 in Linns Valley in Kern County, arrived in California in 1852 from the East coming round Cape Horn and quote "In 1875 went back to his earlier surroundings to win himself a wife whom he married and brought back to his new well established home and business" 6. As his October 1875 marriage to Anna Cook was in Sackville, New Brunswick 7, not far from where Sarah L. Harvie and her three children would have been living prior to her death on 16 June 1875, it seems likely following his marriage that when he returned to California he was accompanied by his nieces Danielena and Ida Harvie. Published writings of Californian Lavers family genealogist Florence Myers in the Genealogical of Kern County periodical Kern-Gen state Danielena's sister Carrie came to Kern Co. with her grandparents William and Susan Lavers in 1858 and that the other Harvey (sic) nieces of David Lavers came in 1859 with their uncle John Lavers and all traveled to California by ship, crossing the Isthmus of Panama, and thence to San Francisco and by stage coach to Linns Valley. However such clearly was not the case. Danielena's half-sister Ida was not born until 1858! According to the 1871 census of Canada Danielena and Ida were still in Nova Scotia living with their mother Sarah. Ellen married in Kern County in 1866 but even she could not have come to CA in 1859 as she was not listed in Lavers household in Linns Valley at the 1860 census. Carrie's obituary stated she came to California in 1871 making the trip around Cape Horn in company with her uncle John Lavers 8 ! Confirming such is that neither Carrie or her uncle John Lavers (1835-1911) were listed in Kern County with the other family members in the Lavers household at the 1870 Kern Co. census. If Carrie had arrived earlier she should have been listed. (Note: arrival years for all four sisters could be ascertained from the 1900 census, and confirmed in the case of Carrie, Danielena and Ida from the 1910 and 1920 census). Danielena and her half sister Ida both married members of the Maddux family with Ida marrying Robert (Bob) Maddux.
An Australian Harvie family legend was that Walter Harvie's half sister Danielena once owned a gold mine in Alaska. As no trace has been found of Danielena's approx. ten years older half brother William Andrew Harvie after a listing in the Lavers household in 1870 census of Kern County with the occupation of miner, it is possible Andrew may have moved to Alaska after the first gold strike there in 1880, or later at the time of big strikes near the turn of the century. If he had died in Alaska without issue it is possible his estate may have included a mining lease that was left to Danielena. Same could apply if an Alaskan gold mine had been that of Danielena's three years younger half-brother Oscar J. Harvie (or Harvey) and been left to her.
Danielena's husband David Clayton "Clay" Maddux was a rancher in the Linns Valley area (near Glennville) 9. As a Maddux family was not listed there in the 1870 census the family likely arrived in the area between 1870 and 1875. Both David C. and a Phineaus Maddux, who was perhaps his father, were listed in a 1875 record as residents of Glennville 10. At the time of this 1998 compilation a Danielena great-grandson Nathan Carver and his wife Nancy were still in occupancy of the original Clay and Danielena Maddux Ranch in Dunlap Road, Glennville. Danielena's children comprised at least the below listed three sons whose names were given as pallbearers at the 1930 Bakersville funeral of her sister Caroline (Carrie) Hill. The 1880 and 1900 census has not been checked to identify any additional children. The Nathan Carvers' of Dunlap Road are known to hold a pre 1907 photograph of the three sisters Ellen, Caroline, Danielena and their half-sister Ida (perhaps the same photo, referred to in a 1925 letter from Walter Harvie that had been sent to him ca. 1924 by his half-sister Carrie Hill, which has not survived in Australia). However unfortunately they have not made a copy available and did not reply to two 1998 letters from this compiler requesting some info on the Danielena and Clay Maddux family history etc.
Children of Danielena Harvie and David Clayton Maddux were:-
+ 1. Arthur H Maddux
2. George M Maddux
3. Marvin Maddux
1. Arthur H Maddux, born in 1878 5 in Gennville, Kern County, CA; died 1954 5; buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Glennville. He married Mary B (---) 5, born in 1877 5; died 1949 5; buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Glennville.
2. George M Maddux, he may have been born in Glennville 3 Dec 1879 11; died Jan 1973 11 in Costa Mesa, Orange County. CA.
3. Marvin Maddux,
born 4 Mar 1883 11 in Glennville: died Sep 1976 11
in Glennville. He married a daughter of Rachael Morrison.
Researched by J. Raymond, Brisbane, Australia - dated 16 June 1998
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