John Royal Maxwell b. 1874 in TN married Alice Elizabeth Walker, b. 1881 in NV.I was told John was hit by a train in the Oakland/San Francisco area and lost his arm between the age of 10 - 13, so the accident would have been between 1884 - 1887.According to the 1880 census he was with his father John H. Maxwell, mother Helen Royal-Maxwell and a sister Maud b. 1876.I found the family in the 1910, 1920 census in Oakland, CA., but have been unable to find them in the 1900 or 1930 census.I found Alice Elizabeth living with her monther in the NV census in 1900, but was unable to find John, his parents or sister in 1900.
They had four sons: 1st. William Royal Maxwell b. Oakland, Alameda Co., CA on August 3, 1900 - Could not get birth certificate, but have his SSDI & death certificate
2nd. George Chester Maxwell b. Aug. 30, 1909, parents living at 1230 7th Avenue, Oakland, Alameda County, California.Father is listed as a Artist. George went by the name of Frank and died early (not sure what early means) from an infection from a gun shot wound.He was alive using the name Frank in the 1920 census.
3rd. Ernest Palmer (Sam) Maxwell b. May 18, 1911 parents living at 1432 73rd Street, Oakland, Alameda County, California - Father listed as Artist again.
4th. William Chester Maxwell b. August 12, 1915 parents living at 1941 - 94th Ave, Oakland, Alameda County, California.Mother's name says Lillian Walker, NV, but the age is correct and it also says 4th of 4 living children. Father is listed as a Photographer.
John Royal Maxwell's death certificate states he had been in LA, CA for about 20 years when he died Feb. 2, 1951 and says he was a Retired Painter and had been doing Portraits.