This article was originally written for Nos Ancetres Les Maulois, the journal of the Association Culturelle pour L'Information des Maulois, which published a condensed version a few years ago, in French (Quelques Membres Eminents Des Familles Maule Americaines, 30 Nos Ancetres Les Maulois 34 (1995)). This is its first public appearance in English. See the copyright notice at the bottom of this page.


James Edward Maule

Jan. 13, 1992

When Mme. Baxas asked me several years ago to write an article about prominent members of the American Maule family, I was honored to be given the opportunity to share Maule family history with the citizens of our ancestral town. I apologize that it has taken three years for this article to appear. The reason was NOT a shortage of prominent American Maules! It was simply that my professional and personal lives have been very busy.

Writing this article has made me appreciate the difficulties and challenges faced by editors of biographical dictionaries, who must draw a somewhat arbitrary line between those to be included and those to be excluded. Many members of the American Maule family have accomplished much within their chosen fields, and have done much of which they can be proud. Not surprisingly, there are no infamous Maules in the family, and the proverbial horse thief has yet to surface!

I would like to share the bases on which I chose the persons whose biographies follow. First, I limited my selections to Thomas Maule of Salem, Massachusetts, and his descendants, because the intensive research into that family has not been matched with respect to any of the other Maule families that have settled in America and so little, in comparison, is known about them. Second, I selected each individual who, to the best of my knowledge, has been the subject of an entry in a biographical dictionary, has been memorialized in a New York Times obituary, has written widely published books, has engaged in activities that brings him or her to the attention of a regional or national audience, has held or sought major public office, or has been the recipient of widely recognized prizes or awards. Many of the biographies are brief, because in some instances I have had access to only a limited amount of information. There surely must be other members of the family who would have been included had I known more about them.

For every person who is described in one of the following biographies, there are dozens of family members who have been widely known within their local community, who have provided valuable community service, who have operated successful businesses, who have served with distinction in the military, who have raised fine families, and who have overcome much adversity to achieve their successes. I think, in no particular order, and with apologies to those not mentioned by name, of Edward Maule, who settled Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, while living with his family in a sod house, of Mary Anna Maule and Edith Zink, who taught in their respective communities for more than fifty years and earned the respect of so many students and other citizens, of the many members of the Mendenhall-Anderson branch of the family who served Cincinnati and its institutions so well for many years, of William Maule and his son Wynne M. Maule, who served as dedicated senior public servants in the United States Forest Service and Park Service, respectively, of George Stephenson Maule, who for many years owned and operated Maule Drug Store in Wichita, Kansas, and of the many other teachers, attorneys, household managers, executives, writers, mechanics, athletes, stock brokers, truck drivers, bankers, environmentalists, performers, farmers, clergy, secretaries, physicians, scientists, engineers, retailers, skilled artisans, trades workers, and others who so magnificently contributed to society. Let us not forget that each of the individuals described in the following biographies had parents to whom some credit, at least, must be given.

The sequence in which the biographies appear is that in which the subjects appear in the 1981 genealogy of the family (or, if they are not in it, the sequence in which they will appear in the second edition). It would have been foolhardy for me to attempt to present the biographies in any sequence purportedly reflecting rank of some sort. For those interested in additional information, sources have been cited. To help identify individuals, their descents from Thomas Maule are shown at the beginning of their biographies.

1. Thomas Maule of Salem, Massachusetts

Thomas Maule was the progenitor of the largest branch of the American Maule family. He was born in Berkswell Parish, Warwickshire, England, on May 11, 1645. Around 1658, he left England, probably as a consequence of the domestic turmoil then afflicting that country. The Maules had opposed Cromwell and the Protectorate, and it is speculated that Thomas, who went first to Barbados, went there to find his father, who might have been sent there by Cromwell as a prisoner.

Around 1668, Thomas went to Boston, Massachusetts, where he successfully continued the tailor and trading business he had established while in Barbados. Ten years later, he moved to Salem, Massachusetts, where he lived until he died on July 2, 1724. Had this been the full extent of Thomas' life, perhaps he would not have been so "famous".

Thomas, however, became a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), either while in Barbados or while in Boston or while in Salem, depending on which records one trusts. Some reports claim that Thomas went to Massachusetts for health reasons, which is believable considering the climate of Barbados. Others claim that Thomas went to Massachusetts as a convinced Quaker anxious to bring the teachings of George Fox to a colony dominated by those who had been allied with the alleged captor of his father. Certainly Thomas' role in the events that followed support the latter claim.

Thomas engaged in many fierce controversies with the Puritans, particularly Cotton Mather and the "witch-burners" of Salem. Thomas verbally attacked the minister of Salem for allegedly preaching lies. For this, he was whipped. He was consistent in his attacks, because in one of his writings he discloses that he was imprisoned five times, whipped three times, and fined three times. In 1695, Thomas wrote, and had William Bradford, a New York printer, publish Truth held forth and maintained according to the testimony of the holy prophets Christ and his apostles recorded in the Holy Scriptures. Among the points discussed by him in the pamphlet was an allegation that God would adversely judge the prosecutors of the Salem witch trials. He did so in a style of such "cool and cutting sarcasm" that the Puritan authorities, who were very sensitive about the matter, lost all patience with Thomas Maule. The Massachusetts Bay Colony Council ordered his arrest and the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts issued the arrest warrant on December 12, 1695. George Curwin, the sheriff, arrested Thomas and seized 31 copies of the pamphlet. The authorities arrested Thomas because none of the printers within the Massachusetts Bay Colony jurisdiction had printed the pamphlet.

Thomas Maule was brought before the Council and the Governor in Boston. He refused to answer any questions, and demanded to be tried in his own county by a jury of his peers. He was released on bail, and the grand jury brought a charge of slanderous publication and blasphemy. The trial took place at Salem, in 1696, before his Majesty's Superior Court of Judicature, Court of Assize and General Gaol Delivery, the justices present being Thomas Danforth, Elisha Cooke, and Samuel Sewall.

At the trial, Thomas addressed the court and argued that with respect to religious matters the court had no power. He then addressed the jury, pointing out to it that it was bound by the King's law, no part of which Thomas had broken. He also told the jury that the presence of his name on the pamphlet as author meant nothing since it was the printer who put it there; this point had no basis in the law. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, explaining to the court that the pamphlet was insufficient evidence of the charges against Thomas Maule because his name had been placed on it by the printer.

The impact of Thomas Maule's trial cannot be understated. For the first time in a reported trial, the jury ignored the directions of the court to find a defendant guilty. The growing public impatience with secular interference with religious matters undoubtedly affected the jury, which made clear that it disclaimed any authority by the court over religious matters. The break between governmental control of secular matters and religious matters that surfaced in Thomas Maule's trial set a precedent that contributed at least in part to the First Amendment principle of separation of church and state. The result in Thomas Maule's trial was cited as authority in the John Peter Zenger case, which is regarded as the threshold decision underlying the development of the First Amendment principle of freedom of the press.

Knowledge of the acquittal in Maule's trial went immediately to the three printing houses in Boston, and by mail to New York and Philadelphia. Local Boston printers stopped seeking approval for many items, and authors stopped sending controversial works out of the colony for printing. The volume of pamphlet publishing increased significantly. To printers, the Maule case meant the right to print controversial pamphlets without being subjected to penalties.

After his acquittal, Thomas continued to write. In 1697, he wrote an account of his trial in New England persecutors mauled with their own weapons; giving some account of the bloody laws made at Boston against the King's subjects. In 1703, he wrote For the service of truth against George Keith; a religious pamphlet. He also wrote Letter to Cotton Mather, date unknown. Even though he continued to write, the atmosphere in New England had changed and Thomas devoted more energy to his store and to the affairs of the Salem Monthly Meeting of Friends, which put much confidence in him as an elder. He also held minor public offices, such as supervisor of roads, married twice, and raised eleven children.

Unquestionably, Thomas Maule made a lasting impact. In his novel The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne makes use of the name Maule, surely inspired by the events in Salem many years earlier, and gives the name a permanent spot in literary history.1

2. Joshua Baldwin Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Jacob M., Joshua Baldwin M.)

Joshua was born on May 15, 1806, in Radnor Township, Chester (now Delaware) County, Pennsylvania. He was a blacksmith who was living in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1827 when the schism between Orthodox and Hicksite factions split the Society of Friends. Joshua sided with the Hicksites, even though the family remained Orthodox, but after moving to Colerain, Ohio in 1832, Joshua and many others became members of the Guernseyites, who separated from the Hicksites. Shortly thereafter, Joshua led yet another faction from the Guernseyites, and the sect, though short-lived, was known as the "Maulites".

Joshua wrote many religious tracts, including A Plea for the Unchangeable Truth, Reasons for the Necessity of Silent Waiting, and Transactions and Changes in the Society of Friends. Joshua married twice, had four children, and died on Aug. 8, 1887, in Colerain, Ohio. Many of his descendants still live in eastern Ohio.2

3. Henry Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Caleb M., Henry M.)

Henry was born on April 14, 1828, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He took over the Maule Lumber Company started by his father and uncle, and expanded it to include a seed business. Together with his son, Henry caused the Maule Seed Company to grow into a prominent American mail-order business. Henry was one of the first members of the Union League in Philadelphia. He died on April 3, 1902. He has no living descendants.3

4. Elizabeth Shoemaker Maule (Mendenhall)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Thomas M., Caleb J. M., Elizabeth Shoemaker M.)

Elizabeth was born on October 8, 1819, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was one of the most prominent civic leaders in Cincinnati, Ohio during the second half of the nineteenth century. She was president and founder of the Western Sanitary Fair, and president of the Home of the Friendless. Several characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin were drawn from her household, as her husband, George Mendenhall, founder and dean of Miami Medical College, was Stowe's personal physician. Elizabeth died on May 31, 1905, in Cincinnati. Descendants of Elizabeth's seven children live in Cincinnati, Seattle, Washington, and many other cities throughout the United States.4

5. Benjamin Johnson Crew

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Thomas M., Elizabeth M. (Crew), Benjamin Johnson Crew)

Benjamin was born in 1827 in Richmond, Virginia. He attended Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania, and practiced as a pharmacist and chemist. He wrote the first book on oil refining, Petroleum, as well as other papers and Encyclopedia Britannica articles. With his brother Jacob (Crew Brothers and Company), he built two chemical manufacturing factories and an oil refinery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later, they built the Belmont Oil Works, at the time the best and largest in the United States; the oil it produces was awarded a Medal of Merit at the Paris Exposition. Benjamin married the granddaughter of the botanist John Bartram, but no record has been found of the life of their only child who presumably survived to adulthood. Benjamin died on November 5, 1885, in Atco, New Jersey.5

6. Jacob Lewis Crew

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Thomas M., Elizabeth M. (Crew), Jacob Lewis Crew)

Jacob was born on February 28, 1830, in Richmond, Virginia. He was a chemist and a petroleum merchant. His business ventures are described with respect to his brother Benjamin in 5, above. Jacob also founded J.L. Crew and Company, and was a partner in Crew, Moore, and Levick. He was a member of the Board of Managers of the SPCA, of the Franklin Institute, and of the College of Pharmacy. He married, but no record has been found of his children's lives. Jacob died after 1896.6

7. Charles Ingersoll Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Jacob M., Charles Ingersoll M.)

Charles was born on March 26, 1846, in Wayne County, Indiana. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1878, he settled in Kansas, where he founded Strong City. In addition to operating a store, Charles was the first mayor of the town and then served in the Kansas legislature and on the Board of Commissioners of Chase County, Kansas. Charles married twice, and his descendants live throughout the West and Southwest. He died on Nov. 22, 1916, in Wichita, Kansas.7

8. David Evans

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Benjamin M., Zillah M. (Evans), David Evans)

David was born on January 7, 1818. He was a farmer and a teacher, and together with his nephew William Penn Evans, he planned and founded the town of Malvern, Pennsylvania. David married, and had no children. He died on July 4, 1898.8

9. Anna Matlack (Richards)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Anna Matlack)

Anna was born on March 15, 1835, probably in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her romance with, and subsequent marriage to, William Trost Richards is recounted in A Happy Romance in Letters from Hannah Whitall Smith, The Friend (Phila.), p. 379-381 (May 28, 1953). William Trost Richards was a renowned marine artist, who exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, was awarded a medal at the Centennial Exposition, and was given the Temple Silver Medal by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Forty-seven of his paintings hang in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Anna died on November 30, 1900, in Newport, Rhode Island. Descendants of Anna's eight children reside throughout the United States.9

10. George Morgan

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Zillah M. (Morgan), Samuel Morgan, George Morgan)

George was born on July 22, 1851, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated in Philadelphia public schools. George was a corn merchant, a dealer in upholstery supplies, a poet, and an opera lyricist. From 1883 to 1886 George was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. After moving to Billingsford, N.J., where he was the manager of the estate of Col. Rogers (founder of the National Baseball League), George was elected to the New Jersey Assembly. George did not marry. He died in about 1930 in Billingsford.10

11. Mary Lincoln Morgan (Hiester)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Zillah M. (Morgan), Edwin Lafayette Morgan, Mary Lincoln Morgan)

Mary was born on June 24, 1865, in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Franklin & Marshall College faculty, teaching elocution. Mary married Anselm Vinet Hiester, a professor of Mathematics and German at Franklin & Marshall. He organized the new Department of Political and Social Sciences, and was Registrar of Graduate Courses. Awarded an honorary degree, he was recognized as a great teacher and scholar. Mary died on January 16, 1936, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has no living descendants.11

12. Elizabeth Lavinia Maule (Eastburn)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Caleb M., Joseph Eves M., Elizabeth Lavinia M.)

Elizabeth was born on February 10, 1851, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her husband, Samuel C. Eastburn, was her second cousin through two different lines, and was one of the most enterprising businessmen of lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He did railroad surveying, owned a dry goods store, was a general agent for the Provident Life & Trust Company, organized and developed the Langhorne Improvement Company, which the built the Borough of Langhorne, built the Langhorne Water Works, the Langhorne Brick Works, and the Langhorne Electric Light Co, sold real estate, was treasurer and superintendent of the Langhorne Motor Inn, and was a justice of the peace. It is believed that Elizabeth has no living descendants.12

13. William Henry Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Caleb M., Henry M. (see #3), William Henry M.)

William was born in May 1858, in Pennsylvania. He was a partner with Atlee Burpee, and was responsible for much of the growth of the Maule Seed Company, whose catalogs were distributed widely and whose seeds were sown throughout the West and Midwest for many years. William also was involved in the planning and construction of the Maule Building, which stood in downtown Philadelphia until the middle of the twentieth century. William died on Sept. 3, 1913. Though he had four children, he has no living descendants.13

14. Charles Price Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Caleb M., Henry M. (see #3), Charles Price M.)

Charles was born on Feb. 17, 1867, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He assumed responsibility for the Maule Lumber Company, and was treasurer of the Lumbermen's Exchange in Philadelphia for 28 years. He was well-known for his service to his church and in Masonry. Charles died on October 26, 1950, in Philadelphia. He has no living descendants.14

15. John E. Oberholser

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Jacob M., Jacob M., Sarah A. M. (Oberholser), John E. Oberholser)

John was born on May 20, 1880, in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He began his career as a schoolteacher, and then for twenty years he was Treasurer of the United States House of Representatives. John did not marry. He died on May 11, 1955, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

16. William Penn Evans

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Benjamin M., Zillah M. (Evans), Josiah Evans, William Penn Evans)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Mary M. (Thomas), Susan Thomas (Evans), William Penn Evans)

William was born on Oct. 19, 1850, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was valedictorian of the 1871 graduating class of Haverford College, where he won several awards. He was a librarian and banker, processed platinum, and owned the Malvern Flour Mills, and together with his uncle David Evans (see 8, above) is considered a founder of Malvern, Pennsylvania. The book History of Malvern is dedicated to him. William married, and had no children. William died on May 8, 1893, in Philadelphia.15

17. Morris Evans Leeds

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Benjamin M., Benjamin M., Mary M. (Leeds), Morris Evans Leeds)

Morris was born on March 6, 1869, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was founder and president of Leeds and Northrup, a widely known and highly respected electrical engineering firm. Morris served as a trustee of Haverford College for 43 years, as president of Haverford College from 1928 through 1945, and as president of the Philadelphia School Board from 1938 through 1948; a school in Philadelphia was named after him. Morris co-authored the text Toward Full Employment. Morris died on February 8, 1952, in Lake Wales, Florida. His children and their descendants reside throughout the eastern part of the country.

18. John Penrose Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., Jesse M., Edward M., John Penrose M.)

John was born on September 15, 1953, in Pennsville, Ohio. John was an attorney, district attorney for Lincoln, Nebraska, and local judge. He married Mary Katherine Finigan, a noted reporter, writer (e.g., A Prairie Schooner Princess, The Byrne Girls, God's Anointed), vice crusader, and women's suffrage campaigner. John and Mary had three children, but it is not known if they have any living descendants. John died on November 29, 1912, in Kingston, New York.16

19. Theodore William Richards

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Anna Matlack (Richards) (see #9), Theodore William Richards)

Theodore was born on January 31, 1868, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Theodore graduated from Haverford College, and Harvard University, where he earned a Ph.D. and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was appointed instructor of chemistry at Harvard in 1891, and by 1901 was a full professor. In 1914, Theodore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in recognition of his research on atomic weights. He had greatly improved the technique of gravimetric atomic weight determinations, introducing quartz apparatus, the bottling device, and the nephelometer. His work confirmed the existence of isotopes. Theodore published 83 scientific papers between 1886 and 1903, more than half of which related to the atomic weights of most of the elements. His reputation was worldwide, and he was awarded dozens of honorary degrees. Harvard University built the Wolcott Gibbs Laboratory, and made Theodore the director, as part of the inducement for his acceptance of his professorship at that institution. His list of honors is long and impressive. He married and had three children, whose descendants reside throughout the country. Theodore died on April 2, 1928, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.17

20. Herbert Maule Richards

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Anna Matlack (Richards) (see #9), Herbert Maule Richards)

Herbert was educated at Harvard University and at Leipzig University. He was a renowned and widely travelled plant physiologist. He was appointed to the faculties of Harvard University, Columbia University, Radcliffe College, and Barnard College. He married, and had no children. Herbert died on January 9, 1928.18

21. Sarah Matlack Roberts (Weygandt)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Hannah Maule Matlack (Roberts) (see #9), Sarah Matlack Roberts)

Sarah was born on May 6, 1871. She was a schoolteacher. Her husband, Cornelius Weygandt, was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of numerous books (e.g., Irish Plays and Playwrights, A Century of the English Novel, Tuesdays at Ten, The Red Hills, The Wissahickon Hills, A Passing America, The White Hills, The Time of Tennyson, The Blue Hills, The Time of Yeats, New Hampshire Neighbors, Philadelphia Folks, The Dutch Country, Down Jersey, November Rowen, The Plenty of Pennsylvania, The Heart of New Hampshire, and On the Edge of Evening). Sarah's children and grandchildren live in the Philadelphia area.

22. Samuel Dreher Matlack

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Joseph Matlack, Samuel Dreher Matlack)

Samuel was born on June 14, 1873, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. He attended Philadelphia, Pennsylvania public schools and studied law at the University of Pennsylvania. Samuel taught at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and was associated with the law firms of Matlack & Moise and Oliver & Weill. Later he was counsel for Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co., and when Lehigh's legal business was assumed by the law firm of Schnader and Lewis, he became "honored counsel" with that firm. Samuel died on February 12, 1950. His descendants live throughout the country.19

23. Barbara Matlack (Warren)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Charles Matlack, Barbara Matlack)

Barbara was born on October 5, 1896, in Matunuck, Rhode Island. Her husband, Keith Faulkner Warren, was a publisher who together with his brother-in-law, Gorham Cross, and his father, was involved in the founding of Warren, Gorham & Lamont, the publishing company. Barbara died in 1978. Her descendants live throughout New England.20

24. Evert Price Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Caleb M., Elisha Price M., Evert Jansen Price M., Evert Price M.)

Evert was born on June 12, 1876, in Pennsylvania. In 1913, he founded the Maule Ojus Rock Company, a rock-crushing operation, in southern Florida. The first rock used to ballast the tracks of the Florida East Coast Railway came from the Maule quarries. In the early 1920's, Evert discovered that by washing, screening, and controlling the gradation of rock screening, always before considered to be a waste product, one could obtain a highly satisfactory concrete sand; this discovery stepped up the building history of Florida because until that time, all sand used in making concrete had to be imported or unsatisfactory beach sand had to be used. The rock-crushing operation was expanded to include a concrete block plant, and the manufacture of concrete floor tiles, septic tanks, concrete pipe, and other small concrete products, a line of building supplies, and reinforced steel fabrication plant. Eventually, Maule Industries, Inc., as Evert's company was eventually renamed, owned 18 plants in Florida. The company remained in the Maule family until 1951, when it was sold to the Chemical Research Corp. of Delaware. Evert died on August 10, 1939. His descendants reside throughout the South and the West.21

25. Fanny Carlisle Mendenhall (Hunt)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Thomas M., Caleb J. M., Elizabeth Shoemaker M. (Mendenhall) (see #4), Charles Mendenhall, Fanny Carlisle Mendenhall)

Fanny was born on December 14, 1874, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her husband, Graham Putnam Hunt, an attorney, was a widely known bankruptcy referee, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1928. Fanny died on April 17, 1968, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her descendants reside principally in the Cincinnati area.

26. Eleanore May Price (Mather)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Mary M. (Thomas), Harvey Thomas, Felicia Hemans Thomas (Price), Eleanore May Price)

Eleanore was born on April 2, 1910, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke College. Eleanore was an authority on artist Edward Hicks and his work, wrote Edward Hicks: Primitive Quaker, gave numerous lectures, played a role in the design of the William Penn diorama at the Fourth Street Friends Meeting, in Philadelphia, wrote Anna Brinton: A Study in Quaker Character, co-authored History of Rose Valley, and was editor of Pendle Hill Publications. Eleanore died on June 24, 1985, in Moylan, Pennsylvania. Her children and their families live in the Philadelphia area.22

27. Walter William Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Ebenezer M., John Comly M., George Clark M., Walter William M.)

Walter was born on October 8, 1892, in Gum Tree, Pennsylvania. He was for many years general manager of the Mushroom Growers Cooperative Association, an organization which he was instrumental in creating in 1925. He engaged in mushroom growing near West Grove, Pennsylvania, and also served as secretary and general manager of the Mushroom Cooperative Canning Company, as a director of the National Canners Association, as a trustee of the American Institute of Cooperation, and as organizing president and council member of the Pennsylvania Association of Farmer Cooperatives. Walter was an influential voice in the mushroom industry, on a national level. He secured funds for mushroom research, for developing new strains of spawn, and for finding new insect control methods. He secured duty protection for domestic mushroom growers against imported mushrooms and succeeded in having mushrooms declared an essential agricultural crop during World War II. Walter was instrumental in making southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, the "mushroom capital of the world".

Walter was a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the National Bank and Trust Company of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and vice-president of the bank. He was active in the development and building of the Community Memorial Hospital in Jennersville, Pennsylvania, and was a vice-president of its board of directors. Walter was a director of the Chester County Historical Society, and many other civic, professional, and trade associations. Walter died on July 29, 1964, in Gardnerville, Nevada. His children, grandchildren, and their families live principally in Chester County.23

28. Thomas Harvey Haines

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Benjamin M., Hannah M. (Phillips), Deborah Phillips (Harvey), Anna P. Harvey (Haines), Thomas Harvey Haines)

Thomas was born on November 4, 1871, in Moorestown, New Jersey. He earned his A.B. and A.M. at Haverford College, his Ph.D. at Harvard University, and his M.D. at Ohio State University. Thomas was a psychiatrist and psychologist. He served as assistant professor of philosophy and professor of psychology at Ohio State University, as first assistant physician at Boston Psychopathic Hospital, and as professor of medicine at Ohio State University. Thomas wrote Mental Measurement of the Blind. He married twice, and had no children.24

29. Edith Harper (Nixon)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Benjamin M., Hannah M. (Phillips), Sarah F. Phillips (Harper), Benjamin Franklin Harper, Edith Harper)

Edith was born on August 21, 1896, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her husband, Anson Benoa Nixon, was chairman of the board of Hercules Powder Company, was president of Wilmington General Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, and was a member of the board of supervisors of Kennett Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Edith died on June 14, 1964, in Wilmington, Delaware.

30. Belford David Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., John M., Lleuellah Thomas M., Charles L. M., Belford David M.)

B.D. was born on November 4, 1911, in Pleasant Township, Seneca County, Ohio. He is a well-known aircraft manufacturer. Maule Aircraft, in Moultrie, Georgia, specializes in short takeoff and landing aircraft. B. D. designed and flew the first successful flapping-wing aircraft, and invented a tail wheel for steering light airplanes. B.D. lives in Georgia.

31. Frances Gertrude Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., Jesse M., Edward M., John Penrose M. (see #18), Frances Gertrude M.)

Frances was born on October 24, 1879, in Fairmount, Nebraska. She was a newspaper reporter, a freelance writer, an advertising copy writer, a radio script writer, and editor of The Independent Woman. She contributed many articles to magazines, and was an early campaigner for women's suffrage. She wrote many books (e.g., She Strives to Conquer, Men Wanted, The Road to Anywhere, Your Next Job, Selling, Girl With A Paycheck, Careers for the Home Economist, Executive Careers for Women). Frances died on June 28, 1966, in Woodstock, New York.25

32. Harry Edward Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., Jesse M., Edward M., John Penrose M. (see #18), Harry Edward M.)

Harry was born on July 13, 1886, in Fairmount, Nebraska. He was a newspaper correspondent, United Press newsman, a copy editor, and a United Press office manager in several cities, a book editor for Doubleday's Country Life Press, editor of the book department at Doubleday, Page & Company, vice-president of Doubleday, Doran & Company, and senior editor at Random House. Harry wrote The Boys' Book of New Inventions, was co-editor of The Man from Main Street: A Sinclair Lewis Reader, was editor of several books (e.g., A Book of War Letters, Great Tales of the American West, The Pocket Book of Western Stories) and of Short Stories Magazine, and contributed many articles to magazines. Harry married, but it is not known if his only child is alive or has descendants. Harry died on April 8, 1971, in Glen Cove, New York.26

33. Claude Wilbur Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., Jesse M., Edward M., James Thomas M., Claude Wilbur M.)

Claude was born on Sept. 18, 1886, in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. He was an attorney and practiced law for more than fifty years. He was one of the early pioneers in the growth of Winner, S.D., where he was widely known. During his career in Winner, Claude was city auditor, city attorney. and city treasurer for nearly fifty years, holding the post of city treasurer from 1934 until his death. He was Tripp County state's attorney from 1920 to 1924, 1934 to 1935, and 1941 to 1942. He practiced law with his son Robert for several years. Claude was chairman of the Red Cross during the disaster period in South Dakota in the 1930's. He was a member of many civic and other organizations. Claude died on May 25, 1963, in Winner, South Dakota. He married, and his descendants live in South Dakota.

34. Marjorie Willard Johnston

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., Jesse M., Edward M., Jane Elizabeth M. (Johnston), Marjorie Willard Johnston)

Marjorie was born on July 6, 1900, in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska. She was a public school teacher and Dean of Women at the University of Nebraska, where she also was a counselor. Marjorie is not married. Marjorie lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

35. Gilroy Roberts

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Hannah Maule Matlack (Roberts), John Taylor Roberts, Gilroy Roberts)

Gilroy was born on March 11, 1905, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For many years, he was the chief engraver at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, Pa. While at the Mint, he designed the Kennedy half-dollar; his initials appear on the coin below the face of Kennedy. After retiring from the Mint, Gilroy co-founded the Franklin Mint; he retired from that enterprise in the early 1970's.

36. William C. Hayes

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Israel M., Francis I. M., Helen Hawthorn Maule (Hayes), William C. Hayes)

William was born in 1903. He was curator of Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, N.Y. He earned his M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. at Princeton University. His accomplishments included a ten-year expedition to Egypt to work at the excavations near Lisht and Thebes, service as American representative on the International Commission for Preservation of Nubian Monuments, and authorship of The Scepter of Egypt and chapters in the revised edition of Cambridge Ancient History. William died on July 10, 1963, in New York City. There has been no contact with his children or grandchildren.27

37. James Emott Caldwell

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Israel M., Samuel George Morton M., Frances M. (Caldwell), James Emott Caldwell)

Emott was born on April 25, 1916. Together with his brother, Mort, he owned and operated J.E. Caldwell and Company, the renowned Philadelphia-based jewelers, a business started by his grandfather and continued by his father.

38. James Morton Caldwell

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Israel M., Samuel George Morton M., Frances M. (Caldwell), James Morton Caldwell)

Mort was born on May 28, 1918. Together with his brother, Emott, he owned and operated J.E. Caldwell and Company, the renowned Philadelphia-based jewelers, a business started by his grandfather and continued by his father.

39. Hamilton Prieleaux Bee ("Tex") Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Caleb M., Elisha Price M., Evert Jansen Price M., Claude Wendell M., Tex M.)

Tex was born on March 19, 1915, in Ojus, Texas. He played football at St. Mary's in Texas, was a merchant seaman during World War II, and a trapeze artist with Barnum & Bailey. He was publicity director for the Los Angeles Rams from 1949 through 1951, and a columnist with the Dallas Morning News from 1976 through 1979.

Tex was a well-known author, editor, and sportswriter. He was editor for Sports Illustrated and Sport Magazine, and was featured in the 1981 Super Bowl official program. He covered professional football, boxing, horseracing, and baseball for Sports Illustrated from 1956 until 1975.

Tex wrote many popular sports novels (e.g., Jeremy Todd, A Novel, The Pros, Footsteps, The Rookie, Beatty of the Yankees, A Novel, Championship Quarterback, A Novel, The Game, the Official Picture History of the National Football League, The Game, the Official Picture History of the American Football League, The Last Out, A Novel, The Linebacker, A Novel of Professional Football, The Running Back, A Novel of Professional Football, The Cornerback, A Novel of Professional Football, The Game, the Official Picture History of the NFL and AFL, The Players, The Receiver, Rub-A-Dub-Dub, A Novel, The Pro Season, Running Scarred, the Odyssey of a Heart Attack Victim's Jogging Back to Health, and Bart Starr, Professional Quarterback). Tex died on May 16, 1981, in New York City. His children live throughout the country.28

40. Tallie Burton Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Jacob M., Azariah L. M., Levi Howell M., Ernest Telemachus M., Tallie Burton M.)

Tallie was born on July 7, 1917, in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. He earned his M.B. degree at Oklahoma State University, and his M.F.A. in architecture at Princeton University in 1948, where he was a Lowell Palmer Fellow, and a diploma as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome from the Universitair Italiana in 1948. He was a Fulbright grantee to Europe in 1951.

Tallie was associated from 1947 through 1955 with the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in New York, New York, Chicago, Illinois, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Tokyo, Japan, and San Francisco, California, successively. From 1955 until his death, he was president of Tallie Maule Architect/Planner in San Francisco, California. Tallie was chief architect of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) from 1966 through 1973. He was a consulting architect to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and the Sao Paolo, Brazil, Metro. Among his important works are the Palo Alto, California, Office Center, the Embarcadero Transit Terminal in San Francisco, California, and the West Portal Transit Station in the same city. Tallie died on June 17, 1974, San Francisco, California. His daughter lives in New York City.29

41. John Mahlon Ogden

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Mary M. (Thomas), Robert Harper Thomas, Emily Harvey Thomas (Ogden), Harvey Thomas Ogden, John Mahlon Ogden)

John was born on November 5, 1897, in Ogden, Pennsylvania. He played minor league baseball and pitched in the major leagues for the New York Giants (1918), St. Louis Browns (1928-1929), and Cincinnati Reds (1931-1932). He compiled an overall win-loss record of 25-34, and was elected to the International League Hall of Fame.

John was a scout for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves from 1943 through 1959, when he became associated with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He was the scout who signed Dick Allen to his first professional baseball contract. John also coached and taught, and was a dairy farmer. John died on November 9, 1977, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.30

42. Warren Harvey Ogden

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Mary M. (Thomas), Robert Harper Thomas, Emily Harvey Thomas (Ogden), Harvey Thomas Ogden, Warren Harvey Ogden)

Warren was born on January 24, 1901, in Ogden, Pennsylvania. He was a professional baseball player. He pitched in the major leagues for the Philadelphia Athletics (1922-1924) and the Washington Senators (1924-1926). He started one game for Washington in the 1924 World Series. He compiled an overall win-loss record of 18-19. Warren died on August 6, 1964, in Chester, Pennsylvania. His daughter and her family live in Connecticut.31

43. Anna Roberta Ogden (McClearnen)

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Mary M. (Thomas), Robert Harper Thomas, Emily Harvey Thomas (Ogden), John Robert Ogden, Anna Roberta Ogden)

Anna was born on October 15, 1915, in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania. She was curator of the Delaware State Museum, and is now a volunteer with the local historical society in Cape Coral, Florida. Her husband, John Jarvis McClearnen, was supervisor of historic sites for the State of Delaware.

44. Walter Delano Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., Jesse M., Edward M., Walter S. M., James M., Walter Delano M.)

Walter was chief of police of Winslow, Ariz. He joined the police force in 1962, became chief in 1969, and retired in May 1983. On May 27, 1983, Winslow, Ariz. celebrated Walter Maule Day in honor of his service to the community.32

45. Robert William Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Lewis M., Jesse M., Daniel Thomson M., William Lewis M., Robert Bruce M., Robert William M.)

Bill was born on August 19, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. He is a retired foreign service officer with the United States Department of State. He has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services, as American Consul General in London, England, and as Consul General in Montreal, Canada.

46. Peter C. Nowell

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Sarah Ann M. (Matlack), Joseph Matlack, Samuel Dreher Matlack (see #22), Margaret Matlack (Nowell), Peter C. Nowell)

Peter was born in 1928. Peter earned a B.A. in 1948 from Wesleyan University and graduated first in his class from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and is a pathologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. With a colleague in 1960, he discovered an abnormal "Philadelphia chromosome", now useful in cancer studies. He has been the recipient of many awards for his work with chromosomal research.33

47. Peter Maule Lewis

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Israel M., Israel M., Elizabeth Coleman M. (Lewis), Edmund Coleman Lewis, James Coleman Lewis, Peter Maule Lewis)

Peter was born on September 13, 1924, in Pasadena, California. He graduated from Harvard University, and from the University of California in 1951 with an M.D. degree. He interned at California Hospital, San Francisco, California, was a resident in internal medicine at Ft. Miley VA Hospital, San Francisco, California, and Wadsworth VA Hospital, Los Angeles, California, and practices internal medicine in Riverside, California. Peter is attending physician at Riverside Community Hospital and Riverside General Hospital. He also is assistant clinical professor of medicine at Loma Hospital Center.34

48. George Bradley Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Daniel M., Jonathan M., Cadwalender M., George Menifee M., James Edward M., George Edward M., George Bradley M.)

Brad was born on October 11, 1951, in Rotan, Texas. He is an actor and entertainer. In addition to performing in Las Vegas, he has appeared in guest roles on Charlie's Angels, The White Shadow, and other television programs. Since 1984, Brad has appeared as Dr. Anthony Jones on General Hospital, an ABC daytime television soap opera.35

49. Sara Heath Maule

(Thomas M., Thomas M., John M., Jacob M., Azariah L. M., Levi Howell M., Ernest Telemachus M., Tallie Burton M. (see #40), Sara Heath M.)

Sara was born on June 27, 1951, in Tokyo, Japan. She was the prima ballerina with the San Francisco Ballet Company. She is now in the chorus of the American Ballet Theatre.

50. Alfred McRae Andersson

(Thomas M., Thomas M., Benjamin M., Hannah M. (Phillips), Sarah F. Phillips (Harper), Jacob Chandler Harper, Ruth Holmes Harper (Andersson), Alfred Chandler Andersson, Alfred McRae Andersson)

Alfred was born on August 9, 1941, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a foreign service officer with the United States Department of State. His latest known appointment was as United States Consul and Chief Foreign Commercial Service Officer at the Unites States Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Because fifty is a nice round number and Fifty Prominent Members of the Maule Family would make a nice title, I stopped at this point. The next (and last) person on the list would be me.


1 Peleg Whitman Chandler, American Criminal Trials, vol. 1, p. 141-149 (Boston, Little Brown, 1841-1844); Edward Channing, A History of the United States, vol. 2, p. 481 (New York, Macmillan 1905-1932); James Truslow Adams, Provincial Society, 1690-1763 (A History of American Life, vol. III), p. 129 (New York, Macmillan 1927).

2 John Alexander Caldwell, History of Belmont & Jefferson Counties, Ohio, and incidentally historical collections pertaining to border warfare and the early settlement of the adjacent portion of the Ohio Valley (Wheeling, W.Va., Historical Publishing Co. 1880).

3 N.Y. Times, Sept. 3, 1913, p. 7, col. 2.

4 Charles Frederic Goss, Cincinnati, The Queen City, 1788-1912, vol. IV, p. 254-257 (Chicago & Cincinnati, S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1912); Lewis Alexander Leonard, Greater Cincinnati and Its People, a history, 4 vol. (New York & Chicago, Lewis Historical Publishing Co. 1927); George Derby, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, a conspectus of American biography, being an analytical summary of American history and biography, vol. 12, p. 230 (New York, J.T. White 1906).

5 The Biographical Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania of the Nineteenth Century, p. 614 (ed. Charles Robson, Philadelphia, Galaxy Publishing 1874).

6 The Biographical Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania of the Nineteenth Century, p. 614 (ed. Charles Robson, Philadelphia, Galaxy Publishing 1874).

7 Chase County Historical Sketches (Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, Chase County Historical Society 1940); Alfred Theodore Andreas, History of the State of Kansas, containing a full account of its growth from an uninhabited territory to a wealthy and important state...Also, a description of its counties, cities, towns and villages (Chicago, A. T. Andreas, 1883).

8 George Norman Highley, History of Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania (Downingtown, Pa., Chester Valley Press, 1964).

9 George Derby, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, a conspectus of American biography, being an analytical summary of American history and biography, vol. 12, p. 367 (New York, J. T. White, 1906); Encyclopedia Americana.

10 Smull's Legislative Directory (1885), p. 832.

11 Lancaster Intelligencer, Nov. 19, 1927, p. 1; Klein, History of Franklin & Marshall College, 1787-1948, p. 124, 215 (Lancaster 1952).

12 Davis, A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County. Pa.

13 N.Y. Times, Sept. 3, 1913, p. 7, col. 2.

14 N.Y. Times, Oct. 28, 1950, p. 17, col. 4.

15 George Norman Highley, History of Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania (Downingtown, Pa., Chester Valley Press, 1964).

16 Who's Who in America, a biographical dictionary of notable living men and women, vol. 13, p.2138 (Chicago, A. N. Marquis Co., 1924-1925).

17 Encyclopedia Britannica.

18 Encyclopedia Americana.

19 Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory (1942).

20 Warren, Reflections (1978).

21 Stuart News of Stuart, Fla., Oct. 10, 1957.

22 Phila. Inquirer, June 25, 1985, p. 6B.

23 Mary Anna Maule, Treasured Memories of Home (West Chester, Pa., Tinicum Press 1973).

24 Who's Who in New Jersey, v. 1, p. 354 (1939); Frederick Adams Virkus, The Handbook of American Genealogy (Inst. of American Genealogy, 1932).

25 Who's Who in America, a biographical dictionary, of notable living men and women (Chicago, A. N. Marquis Co.); New York Times, June 29, 1966, p. 47, col. 2; Who Was Who in America, a companion biographical reference work to Who's Who in America, 7 vol. (Chicago, A. N. Marquis Co., 1897-1978).

26 Who's Who in America, a biographical dictionary, of notable living men and women, vol. 22, p. 1462 (Chicago, A. N. Marquis Co. 1942-1943); New York Times, Jan. 12, 1970, p. 35, col. 3.

27 N.Y. Times, July 11, 1963.

28 "Running Scarred"; Who's Who in America, a biographical dictionary, of notable living men and women (Chicago, A. N. Marquis Co.); N.Y. Times, May 18, 1981, Sec. D, p. 13, col. 2.

29 Who Was Who in America; a companion biographical reference work to Who's Who in America, 7 vol. (Chicago, A. N. Marquis Co., 1897-1978); San Francisco Examiner, June 19, 1974, p. 39.

30 The Baseball Encyclopedia, the complete and official record of major league baseball (New York, Macmillan, 1969).

31 The Baseball Encyclopedia, the complete and official record of major league baseball (New York, Macmillan, 1969).

32 UPI, May 19, 1983.

33 Penna. Gazette, June 1985, p. 43.

34 Directory of Medical Specialists, v. 1, p. 652 (Marquis 21st ed. 1983-84).

35 TV Guide, Apr. 26, 1986, p. 20, Oct. 11, 1986, p. 27.

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