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Male, born 1858-03, died 1928-05-05

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Maybury, Jefferson N., Architect

Professional History


Clerk, US Government, Department of the Treasury, Office of the Supervising Architect, Winona, MN, 1891. Maybury worked for the Office of Supervising Architect for some length of time c. 1890. (See, Source Information U.S., Register of Civil, Military, and Naval Service, 1863-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014, accessed 07/20/2018.)

Principal, Jefferson N. Maybury, Architect, Winona, MN, c. 1900.

Principal, Jefferson N. Maybury, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1905-1920. In 1905, he leased Rooms #352-353 of the Colman Building in Seattle. (See Polk Seattle Directory Company's Seattle City Directory, 1905, p. 846.)

The R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle City Directory, 1906,(p. 806), listed Jefferson Maybury as working as the Building Superintendent for the Seattle School Board, with an office in Room #728 of the New York Block. The R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle City Directory, 1912, indicated that he was the board's chief draftsman. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle City Directory, 1912, p. 946.)



Jefferson Nichols Maybury was born in Winona, MN, and spent much of his life there. In 1870, his father reported owning $3,500 worth of real estate and had a modest personal estate of $500. (See, Source Citation Year: 1870; Census Place: Winona Ward 2, Winona, Minnesota; Roll: T132_13; Page: 205; Family History Library Film: 830433, accessed 07/20/2018.)

In 1900, he and his wife Effie resided at 73 Sanborn Street in Winona. The family had a servant, Anna Daun (born 11/1880 in Germany), who entered the US in 1886. (See, Source Citation Year: 1900; Census Place: Winona Ward 2, Winona, Minnesota; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0199; FHL microfilm: 1240797, accessed 07/20/2018.)

He relocated to Seattle by 1905, residing at 1526 Belmont Avenue. he continied to live at this address In 1906, which he shared with his son, Edgar. (See Polk Seattle Directory Company's Seattle City Directory, 1906, p. 806.)

He and his second wife, Mary, lived at 1823 12th Avenue West in 1912. (See R.L. Polk and Company's Seattle City Directory, 1912, p. 946.)

Jefferson Maybury was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, MN.


His father was Charles Granderson Maybury (b. 1830 in NY–d. 1917), his mother, Rebecca A. Nichols (b. 1835 in NY–d. 1911). Charles G. Maybury was an architect. His mother organized the household that included, in 1870, three children, Alice (born c. 1855 in NY), Jefferson and Libbie (born c. 1860 in MN). Jefferson also had a younger brother, Charles J. Maybury (1862–1936).


He wed Effie Julia Newell (born 05/12/1861 in NE-d. 07/12/1941 in Los Angeles, CA,) on 10/04/1882 in Winona, MN. (See, Source Information Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011, accessed 07/20/2018.) According to the US Census of 1880, she worked in an art gallery in Winona. (See, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Winona, Winona, Minnesota; Roll: 637; Page: 239C; Enumeration District: 289accessed 07/20/2018.)

Effie and Jefferson divorced before 1912. He had married his second wife, Mary Green, by this time. Effie moved to Southern CA to live with her son, Edgar and his wife, Lucy, at 1375 New York Avenue in Altadena, CA, by at least 1924; Effie continued to live them at this address in 1940. Edgar Maybury became a well-known architect, a partner in the Pasadena firm Marston and Maybury. (See Pasadena, California, City Directory, 1940, p. 427.) Effie appears to have died in Boston, MA, in 1941.


He and Effie had three sons, Roscoe Charles Maybury (born 03/23/1886 in Winona, MN-d. 06/1966 in Olympia, WA), Newell F. Maybury (born 03/26/1888 in Winona, MN,) and Edgar Wood Maybury (born 11/1889 in Winona, MN).

Roscoe, who went by the name "Charles," lived at 2934 Capital Boulevard in Olympia, WA, on 04/25/1942, and worked for the Olympia Transit Company. (See, Source Citation The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System, 1926-1975; Record Group Number: 147; Box or Roll Number: 134, accessed 07/20/2018.)

Edgar would become a significant architect in Southern California, working in partnership headquartered in Pasadena with Sylvanus Marston (1883-1946).

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