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William Densmore Maxon

Clergyman

William Densmore Maxon, American clergyman.

Background

Maxon, William Densmore was born on October 23, 1857 in Schenectady, New York, United States. Son of George G. and Ann Maria (Wood) Maxon.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Union College, Schenectady, 1878, Master of Arts, 1886, Doctor of Divinity, 1894. Student General Theological Seminary. New York City, and Berkeley Division School, Middletown, Connecticut.

Career

Missionary, Fonda, New York, 1881. Assistant minister St. George’s Church, Schenectady, 1882. Acting professor logic and rhetoric, Union College, 1882.

Successively rector Grace Church, Waterford, New York, Trinity Church, Utica, Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, until 1898, Christ Church, Detroit, 1899-1933 (rector emeritus). Chaplain Base Hospital 36, France, November 15, 1917-August 13, 1918. President standing committee Diocese of Michigan, 1919-1932.

Vice president diocesan executive council, 1924-1931. Deputy General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church, 11 times to 1934. Chairman of Commission on canons, General Convention, 1925, 28, 31-34.

Home: Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.

Connections

Married Annie Cuyler Lush, October 26, 1881. Children: Margaret (Mistress Warren F. Draper), Paul, Richard L. Deacon, 1881, priest, 1882, Protestant Episcopal Church.

father:
George G. Maxon

mother:
Ann Maria (Wood) Maxon

spouse:
Annie Cuyler Lush

child:
Margaret Maxon (Mistress Warren F. Draper)

child:
P.E. Ch Maxon

child:
1882 Maxon

child:
Richard L. Deacon Maxon

child:
priest Maxon

child:
Paul Maxon

child:
1881 Maxon