Maxwell Family Photo

Robert Lonzo "Doll" Maxwell standing on the left and his wife, Bertha Askew Maxwell, standing next to him, and their children: Edward Frye Maxwell; Thurman Hooper Maxwell, who married Roberta Farley; and Ernest OíNeal Maxwell, married Viva Younger. Kneeling, in front, Bernice Lorne Maxwell, married Charlie Maynard; Ardith Reva Maxwell, married Charles Leland Maddux; Mary Pauline Maxwell, married Edward Ryan; and Frances Elizabeth Maxwell, who married Benton M. Lee. There was another daughter, Nancy Elizabeth Maxwell, who died in infancy. This family owned and operated a general store in Buffalo Valley from the 1930ís to 1957. The store was built by Mr. Maxwell and Cass Leftwich. It consisted of two floors and weather boarded exterior. Also built nearby were buildings that consisted of a beauty shop, creamery, barber and shoe repair shop. The produce building nearby was where chickens, corn, fertilizer, and black walnuts were bought and sold. The store was a popular gathering place as local people came to trade, visit, and exchange news. Courtesy of Nancy Billingsley, page 99 Stray Leaves from Putnam County History by Mary Hopson.

Bertha (Askew) Maxwell Photo

Bertha (Askew) Maxwell

b. 25 February 1883, TN
d. 18 December 1957, TN
Father: John Askew
Mother: Nancy Elizabeth Bates
Husband: Robert Lonzo "Doll" Maxwell
Buried: Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Nashville, TN
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