Phone call from grandson of John said he lost his arm hopping freights at age 10 - 13 in the San Francisco or Oakland area.Best guess years of accident was 1884- 1887.Moved to LA area about 1933 to live with his son Walter Maxwell and his family.
Online Data Library > U.S. Census > 1910 > California > ALAMEDA, Roll 71 Book 4, Page 11 1910 Soundex CAOakland01201410220 (We'll have to figure out the code here) Census shows they were married 11 years.Living in Brooklyn township, Alameda County
Maxwell, John R. age 34 born Tenn Maxwell, Lillian wife age 29 born Nevada Maxwell, Walter age 9 born CA Maxwell, George F. age not recorded born CA _______________________________________ 1920 Soundex CA Vol 105ED 230Sheet 9line 12 San Francisco CAGolden Gate Ave Ancestry.com: 1920 U.S. Census • California • San Francisco • San Francisco • ED# 230Image 17 of 37
Maxwell, John R.age 44born Mississippi Maxwell, Alice wife age 35born Nevada Maxwell, Frank son age 10 born CA Maxwell, Samuel sonage 8 born CA Maxwell, William son age 4 born CA
I have not been able to find any of them in the 1930 census.