Commodore Charles Potter Maxson

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Charles Potter Maxson

Also Known As: ""Charlie"", ""The Capt.""
Death: August 10, 1941 (79)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ellery Maxson and Sarah ("Sally") Maria (Fenner) Maxson
Husband of Emma (Rathke) Maxson
Father of Fenner (Maxson) Wheeler; Anita F. Maxson; Dorothy Rathke Gilmore and Kathryn Potter Olive
Brother of Alda Maria Maria Maxson; Mary Elizabeth Maxson; Emily Fenner (Maxson) Allyn; Silas Maxson and Ann Elizabeth Maxson
Half brother of Lt. Herbert Ellery Maxson; John Edward Maxson and Arthur Livingston Maxson

Managed by: Rodman Wheeler Greene
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About Commodore Charles Potter Maxson

Master Pilot (ship's captain) for 41 years with the Southern Pacific Steamship Co.'s "Morgan Line", running between New York and New Orleans. Retired as Commodore of the fleet. One of the first to join the Naval reserve in 1916 and carried first troops to France in WWI. One of the first to operate "marconi" wireless ship to ship. - Rodman W. Greene

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Commodore Charles Potter Maxson's Timeline

March 20, 1862
December 25, 1896
Age 34
January 15, 1899
Age 36
Algiers,New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
December 5, 1902
Age 40
New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
October 3, 1904
Age 42
West Mystic, New London, CT, United States
August 10, 1941
Age 79