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Family of George MAXWELL and Ellen MCCANN

Husband: George MAXWELL (1893-1949)
Wife: Ellen MCCANN (1889-1982)
Children: Mary MAXWELL (1912-2000)
Agnes MAXWELL (1916-2005)
Marriage Glasgow, Scotland1

Husband: George MAXWELL

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George MAXWELL, 1935, age 42

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George MAXWELL, 1935, age 42

Name: George MAXWELL
Sex: Male
Father: John MAXWELL (1863- )
Mother: Margaret WRIGHT (1868- )
Birth 27 Jun 1893 Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Death 11 Jun 1949 (age 55)

Wife: Ellen MCCANN

Name: Ellen MCCANN2
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 25 Nov 1889 Scotland2
Death May 1982 (age 92) Goshen, Orange, New York, USA2

Child 1: Mary MAXWELL

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Mary MAXWELL

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Mary MAXWELL

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Spouse: Ernest Walter EAGER

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Spouse: Ernest Walter EAGER

Name: Mary MAXWELL1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Ernest Walter EAGER (1912-1972)
Birth 24 Nov 1912 Greenock, Renfrewshire Scotland2
Death 11 Sep 2000 (age 87) Highland, Ulster, New York, USA2

Child 2: Agnes MAXWELL

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Agnes MAXWELL

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Agnes MAXWELL

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Agnes MAXWELL

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Spouse: Joseph H CONKLIN

Name: Agnes MAXWELL1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Joseph H CONKLIN (1914-1981)
Birth 5 Aug 1916 Greenock, Renfrewshire Scotland1
Death 27 Jan 2005 (age 88) New York, N.Y., USA

Note on Husband: George MAXWELL

George and Nellie (Ellen) McCann married in Glasgow, Scotland and my mother Agnes and her sister Mary were born in Glasgow.

George served in the army in Scotland in WWI and then came to Canada in 1921 and settled in Calgary.

My grandmother [Ellen], mother [Agnes] and aunt [Mary] came to Canada in 1922 to join him.

I have border crossing documentation that tells me they came to Newburgh, NY from Canada in 1923. The narrative from my Mother was that her mother's mother was ill and needed help. He then worked for Central Hudson (Electric company) and was very well respected and liked in the community.

He also had a wonderful voice (tenor) and was often asked to sing. He wasn't catholic, but my mother can remember the Monsignor would come and pick George up to sing in church. When he died, my mother can remember that the line of people there to pay their respects stretched down the stairs and "around the block". My mother adored her father and would tell stories about him frequently. I recall she also said he coached a soccer team in Scotland. Unfortunately, there aren't many details because she was about 6 years old when they emigrated. Sadly, I never met him, he passed away about a year before I was born.1

Sources

1"Email to Graham Hoadly from Agnes Ellish".
Text From Source: George Maxwell b 1892 was Agnes Ellish's grandfather
Assessment: Questionable.
Some of this informatuon is unsourced, but from a direct family member. Hence I have qualified it as questionable, only because I haven't yet checked the information to actual documentary sources.
2Ibid.