Samuel B Maxwell


Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born on 11 JUN 1868 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Ozias Denton Maxwell and Mary A Woods.

He died on 5 OCT 1934 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Lena Wakefield, who he married on 23 DEC 1891 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Samuel B Maxwell


Ozias Denton Maxwell


Ebenezer Maxwell


Martha Jane Griffin


Mary A Woods


William Harvey Woods


Samuel "East" Woods


Anna Purviance


Mary Greaves Dickson


Robert Dickson


Esther Moore



Birth11 JUN 1868
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death5 OCT 1934
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census11 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville PO Dwelling 36 family 36 Maxwell, Ozials, 35 mw , blacksmith $1000, $300 born Tennesse “ Mary 33 fw keeping house, born Arkansas “ Elizabeth 11, fw Ark “ Andrew 8 mw Ark “ America 6 fw Ark “ Samuel 2 mw Ark
Census4 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 11 to 12
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 77, family 77 Maxwell, Denton, wm 43 married, blacksmith, born Tenn __ Mary wf 43 wife, married, housekeeper , born Ark, f Ohio, m Tenn __ Bettie wf 21 daughter single seamstress, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Jackson wm 18 son single, ,printer born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Josey wf 16 daughter singe, at school, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Sammy, wm 11 son single, at school born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Mollie wf age 9 daughter single, at school, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Charles wm age 7 son, single, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Jamie wf age 4 daughter single, born Ark f Tenn M Ark __ Luly wf age 1 daughter, single, born Ark f Tenn M Ark
Census19 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, Bentonville town, dwelling 100 family 100 Maxwell, Samuel, head mw age 40 married 1, for 18 yrs born Ark f&m Tenn, letter carrier on R\Postal route __ Lena, wife fw age 38 married 1 for 18 yrs, mother of 3 , 3 living born Missouri, f Tenn, m Ohio __ Preston, son mw age 15 single born Ark f Ark m Missouri __ Mamie Lou, daughter fw age 14 single born Ark f Ark m Missouri __ Gladys, daughter fw age 6 single born Ark f Ark m Missouri
Census7 APR 1930
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 14 family 14 Maxwell, Sam B , head owns home $5000, mw age 61 married age 21 born Ark f&m Tenn rural carrier for Postal deptartment __ Lena, wfie fw age 57, married age 19, born Missouri, f Tenn, m ohio __ Edith daughter in law, fw age 34 married age 22 born Iowa, f & m Iowa __ Patricia, granddaughter fw age 5 single born Illinois, f Ark m Iowa __ Preston, son mw age 35 married age 23 born Ark, f Ark, m Missouri, salesman, insurance
BurialOCT 1934
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemetery with wife Lena W., links to 3 children findagrave 37457176


Note 1


This community was greatly shocked Friday afternoon to hear of the sudden death of Sam B. Maxwell, retired rural letter carrier and member of the city council Mr. Maxwell's death is attributed to heart failure. He was stricken about three o'clock as he was returning form the home of Mrs. Frank Fairman, north of Bella Vista. In front of the Ivey store, his car was seen to swerve from one side to the other of the street. Marshall Bennett noticed the swerving car and followed it. It is said that Mr. Maxwell was slumped over the wheel and the car ran over the curb and into a telephone pole in front of Dr. Hurley's. Mr. Maxwell was dead when Mr. Bennett reached him.

Mr. Maxwell, the son of O.D. and Mary A. Maxwell, was born in Bentonville June 11, 1868, and had lived here all his life.

He learned the printers trade in the building where the Record & Democrat is now published, and followed that calling from 1882 to 1905 when he entered the postal service as a rural letter carrier.

He was assigned to Route 2 and was later transferred to Route 4 where he served until reaching the age of retirement, July 1, 1933. He was 28 years in this service. Before the days of good roads Mrs. Maxwell was frequently obliged to ride horseback over his route and one or two occasions was obliged to make the route on foot.

Funeral services were held at the M.E. Church, South Sunday afternoon, his pastor, the Rev. R.S. Hayden conducting the services. Burial was made in the City cemetery following the services. The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings many and beautiful. Many rural people, patrons of his former mail route whom he had served so faithfully for many years, were present at the services.

Music was furnished by the church choir. Pall bearers included Postmaster Ernest Alfrey, C.L.D. Wharton, assistant postmaster and rural letter carriers, Alvin Seamster F.M. Brock, Fred Phinney and Roy Rakes.

Besides his widow he is survived by a son, Preston M. Maxwell, count collector of state revenue, and by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Fairman and Mrs. Wilburn Arthur, all of Bentonville, his grandchildren, also by two brothers, A. J. Maxwell of Bentonville and Charles Maxwell of Siloam Springs; three sister, Mrs. Frank Naill of near Bentonville, Mrs. W. F. Braggins of San Antonio, Texas; and Mrs. Frank Freeman of Tulsa, Okla., also by a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives. [Benton County Record & Democrat – Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas – Thursday, October 11, 1934 -Page 1 Column 5]

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