OBITUARY DAVID G. MAXWELL 1879 - 1967 Steubenville Newspaper
David G. Maxwell, former three term mayor of Mingo Junction, died at 5:20 p.m., Monday in Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio, after a lengthly illness. He was 87.
Mr. Maxwell had been resideing with his son, Joseph E. Maxwell of Efts Lane, Wintersville, since 1963.
Mr. Maxwell was elected mayor of Mingo Junction in 1915 and served three consecutive terms. In 1947, he was elected mayor of the community of New Alexandria, again serving three terms. Retired in 1945.
Mr. Maxwell retired in 1945 from the old Carnegie - Illinois Steel Co., at Mingo Junction, where he had worked 42 years. He was super- intendent of the plants transportation and labor department.
Active in civic affairs, he helped pioneer the first hospital in Steubenville and later served on the board of directors of Ohio Valley Hospital until 1946. He served on the Mingo Board of Education in the early 1930's and at one time was superintendent of the Mingo Junction playgrounds. (David G. died in Steub. Hospital.)
He was a past president of the New Alexandria Cemetery Association and past president of the Farmers Institute Association. He also was a past master of the Liberty Grange.
Elder, Clerk In Church
Mr. Maxwell was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Mingo Junction, serving as an elder and clerk of sessions for many years. A 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, he was a member of Steubenville Lodge 45, F & AM, and the IOOF of Steubenville.
He leaves three sons, Joseph E. Maxwell of Wintersville, David M. Maxwell of Fort Myers, Flordia, and Howard C. Maxwell of Steubenville; a daughter, Mrs. W.J. (Alice) Christie of Palo Alto, Calif.; a brother, Robert B. Maxwell of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Mrs Ella Lowmiller of Steubenville; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. His wife Ina Rhea Kline Maxwell, died in 1954. He also was preceeded in death by a daughter (Caroline Maxwell, w/o Percy Fuller), two brothers and a sister.
Friends may call at the Murphy-Blaschalk Funeral Home, Mingo Junction, from 2-4p.m., and 7-9 p.m., today and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., by Lodge 45; IOOF services Thursday, 2 p.m., at First United Presbyterian Church, Mingo Junction; Rev. Mr. Moss Rutan; the body will lie in state in the church from 11 a.m., Thursday until service time; burial in New Alexandria Cemetery.(IOOF is the Old Fellows of Steubenville.)
Ina Reah passed away in her sleep 19 Sep. 1954 while living in New Alexandria, Ohio.
Both buried at New Alexandria Cemetery.
Contributed by Donna (Maxwell) Tivener