aged 54, son of David W. and Caroline C. Maxwell, died November 8 at the Veterans hospital in Palo Alto, California where he had been ill for some time. He was born in Steubenville,(Ohio) March 14, 1888 and spent most of his life here.
He was employed by the W. and L. E. railroad when he enlisted and served overseas as first Lieutenant in the 136th. machinegun battalion of the 37th. division. On his return after the armistice, he engaged in the radio supply business in Steubenville, which he managed until going west on account of ill health. The following brothers and sisters survive: Wilmer L. Maxwell, Steubenville; David G. Maxwell, Mingo Jct. Ohio; Robert B. Maxwell, San Jose, California; Mrs Homer Lowmiller, Mountain View, California and Mrs. Albert Lohman, Cleveland, Ohio. Services were held in Palo Alto, California, Armistice day conducted by the American Legion with interment in the government cemetery at San Francisco, California.
Note: Oliver was gassed during WWI. and also suffered from Shell Shock.
MAXWELL-- In Palo Alto, Monday, November 9, 1942. Oliver E. Maxwell, brother of R. B. Maxwell, of San Jose, Wilmer L. Maxwell, of Steubenville, Ohio; David G. Maxwell of Mingo Jct. Ohio, Mrs. Rose Lowmiller of Mt. View, & Mrs A. Lohman of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted by the American Legion at 2:00 P.M. tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Chapel of Roller and Hapgood Interment Golden Gate National Cemetery.
Note: Oliver owned an Electric Store located on Washington Street the north side across the alley from rear of Steubenville Post Office, he pioneered in building and selling in his store, super hetradine radios a marvelous invention (before loud speakers) he brilliantly wrote published articles about railroading, went gold prospecting in the West. Ollie is buried in the military cemetery near the San Francisco Proceedia Military institution. At one time he owned the land that the Air Force Academy is located upon in Denver, Colorado. After his death his brother, David donated it to the Academy
Contributed by Donna (Maxwell) Tivener