Sherwood Y Maxwell (1907 - 1989)

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Sherwood Y Maxwell
1907 - 1989
updated February 06, 2019
Sherwood Y Maxwell was born on November 17, 1907. He died on September 12, 1989 at age 81. We know that Sherwood Y Maxwell had been residing in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001.

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Sherwood Y Maxwell passed away on September 12, 1989 at 81 years of age. He was born on November 17, 1907. There is no information about Sherwood's family. We know that Sherwood Y Maxwell had been residing in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001.
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1907 - 1989 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that Sherwood Y Maxwell was born, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1930, by the time he was 23 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1947, when he was 40 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1955, by the time he was 48 years old, on September 30th, movie star James Dean, 24, died in a car accident. He was headed in his new Porsche 550 to a race in Salinas California when, traveling at 85 mph, he collided with a 1950 Ford Tudor, also speeding, driven by a 23 year old college student. Dean died, his passenger and the other driver survived.

In 1989, in the year of Sherwood Y Maxwell's passing, on March 24th, the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker, struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound and oil began spilling out of the hold. The oil would eventually contaminate more than a thousand miles of coastline. It is estimated that over 10.8 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Sound - killing 100,000 to 250,000 seabirds, over 2,800 sea otters, about 12 river otters, 300 harbor seals, 247 bald eagles, and 22 orcas - as well as an unknown number of salmon and herring.

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Sherwood L Maxwell
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Feb 15, 1920 - March 1996
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Jane Maxwell
Feb 6, 1918 - March 1984
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Mar 1, 1921 - November 1980
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Apr 23, 1908 - January 1957
Charles C Maxwell
Jul 17, 1920 - Jan 6, 2010
Brookville, PA
Rosalie Maxwell
Mar 9, 1912 - Aug 21, 1993
Torrance, PA
Charles Maxwell
Jan 30, 1923 - February 1975
Jean M Maxwell
Feb 20, 1927 - Mar 14, 1998
Harrisburg, PA
Benjmin Maxwell
Aug 14, 1927 - August 1978
Helen Maxwell
Oct 6, 1897 - April 1981
Ronald M Maxwell
Feb 29, 1916 - Apr 7, 2003
Covina, CA
Glenn Maxwell
Jul 22, 1936 - April 1986
Elizabeth Maxwell
Apr 11, 1902 - July 1983
Sharon, PA
Robert F Maxwell
Aug 12, 1921 - Jun 21, 2004
Bryn Mawr, PA
Frances J Maxwell
Sep 7, 1905 - Aug 28, 1990
Betty Maxwell
May 29, 1909 - November 1983
Pompano Beach, FL
Elaine M Maxwell
Feb 24, 1943 - Dec 30, 1997
Thomas L Maxwell
Nov 14, 1945 - May 20, 2007
Grove City, PA
Beulah B Maxwell
Aug 29, 1917 - Aug 26, 2007
New Kensington, PA
Mary J Maxwell
Mar 29, 1912 - Aug 25, 2003

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