Sustained by a Shared Sense of Heritage
Learning Historic Preservation is a life long pursuit, passed down through the Generation. Each successive Generation has to find the source of its power. To develop a long term plan and execute its many facets. Yet it is the resolve to adapt and overcome obstacles to finally conduct business. Our Group invites you to use our particular brand. Our methodology is straight forward. We are exact and we conserve materials.
Yet we also realize the Primary Investigation, Material Conservation, Site Planning,Trade work, and Operational Management form the Essentials of this sought after matrix of the intricate work.
Since the study of Historic Preservation covers such a vast array of information, our Group has extended its reach into several areas of business.
To find a place where one can use all of the Talent given is another consideration. We all must find this place where contemplation, study, and physical demonstration meet. We have decided to commit to the long term study and the practice. We look forward to fulfilling our Destiny.
We will gladly assist you to beautifully restore and then replicate Past relics, structures, and display these through media depictions.
Martial affairs, six of the ten major Partners are US Military personnel skilled in preserving history and all of its innate energy all the while protecting the use of that substance to sustain a productive Future.
Akin to granite created from lava, one of our craftsmen learns to steel his work and his legacy as a master craftsman from the iron in his words offered to the Cosmological Order as the amassed, residual talent, and artistic desire of seven Generations. Hopes and dreams of many gone before. Knowledge meets will.
What did they produce... a qualified and well cultivated Officer, whose purposed skill, knowledge, diplomacy, and perseverance mix with humor along the way. Every act is a purpose in motion.
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The following is a record of one man's Ancestry.
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Early in 1830, Thomas Dowson was born in Darlington, Durham, England. After meeting with favorable circumstances, he decided to come to America
Likewise, Andrew Maxwell decided to come to America when it was a collection of British Colonies, 1767
Much later , his descendant moved West to Nebraska seeking opportunity.
Matthias Raisch, from Alsace Lorraine came to America in 1850, and all of his descendants remained in Ohio yet sent children in 1938, to school in Colorado..
Following is an accurate account of relatives
On my Father's side of the Family...
Dowson's were descendants of Saint Columba's,( the Dove) wards, 590, on the Isle of Iona. Derivation. Dovy or Dove sons. Corrupted into Dowson by the Sixteenth Century.
Iona is a sacred place for the Gael. Mystical ruins of Druids and Christian Gaelic or Celtic Monks with a fondness for Beauty and the Created Order. Children settled there amidst the Magnificent Gael, himself, Columba, THE DOVE.
Presently, the Abbey is an definitive example of fitted stone work. Consult Mr. Ian Frambe's brilliant text.
Paternal,Great,Great Grand Father Thomas Dowson, 1830-1912, Darlington, Durham England, by age 16, a ship's joiner HMS TRAFALGAR, 1846 married Miss Mary Robson, immigrating to Saint Louis, Missouri and onward to Columbus Junction, Iowa.
His fifth child, son, Great Grandfather William, or "Bill" Dowson operated a ranch in Garden County, Nebraska. Sons Earl, Roy and Dwight resisted and enlisted 1917, US ARMY, walking 27 miles to Oshkosh. Earl, already a member of the Nebraska Militia, accompanied him to Fort Dix and onward to France, 1918.
Grandfather Earl married Miss Minnie Minerva Maxwell,1919, after returning from the First World War in France. Roy moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and operated a business. Dwight M. Dowson was a casualty of war, spending his adult life in the Veteran's Home in Marion, Indiana.
My Father's Mother's relatives...
Bezzaleel Maxwell born 1731, Glasgow, Scotland. His son Andrew Maxwell married Miss Elizabeth Campbell, 1767, immigrated from Glasgow, to Bayonne, New Jersey and onward into Pennsylvania. His grandson born 1850, Sharon, Mercer County, was Great,Great Grandfather Dr. David Cyphord Maxwell, a country doctor living in Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio.
Great, Grandfather Hiram Wise Maxwell, Dr. David's son number seven, scuffled in the dining room with his brother. Knocking over the prized china cabinet was a serious family offense.Told to leave home, headed West to the Sand Hills of Western Nebraska and there in 1887, proved the Government claim of 160 acres along Blue Creek in Antelope Valley. Erecting structures familiar to him, mortise and tenon Ohio barns, he developed into an adventuresome and engaging person.
On my Mother's side of the Family
Maternal Great, Great Grandfather Matthias Raisch, born 1851 Alsace Lorraine, a blacksmith along the Miamis River, 15 miles Northwest of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.
General John Hunt Morgan confiscated tools and supplies from Matthias for his men in the famous Third Raid of 1863.
His Grandson, My Grandfather, Clarence Benjamin Raisch, born 1888, a Clergyman traveled around the World in 1936-1938. Proficient at the trades, dug basements, dismantled buildings using the crowbar as an artist.Later acquired through diligent work in Miamisburg, Ohio , an available a coal business. His benevolence was well demonstrated and witnessed by people of this town as the precious fuel was distributed to many. Those were desperate years for may persons in America.
His work became keeping people alive during the Depression years. Befriending many tons of coal to the needy who had no funds during this desperate time of the Early Twentieth Century is indeed noteworthy.
His sons Ezra, David, and John all operated businesses too.
Farming land, each worked at trades. Ezra sold his vegetables to restaurants and the households in Cincinnati neighborhoods, managed farming operations, and setting the standard and achieving a lasting record as a hay expert. Traveling by truck extensively from Miamisburg, Hillsborough, and many other smaller towns located throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Ezra developed in a sought after agri-business authority.
Second Brother, David ran a Case Tractor dealership in MIamisburg, Ohio and served as a staff member of the wrecking company, and later assisted the set up of a radio station, WFCJ.
Younger Brother John was drafted into the US ARMY, 1944, a private leaving Fort Ord, California, on a Liberty Ship. Headed for the Leyte Gulf and then to the Island of Corregidor after the 11th Airborne dropped.General Douglas Mac Arthur returned and his administration calmed the waters.Soon after John returned home to operate John P. Raisch, Inc., a excavating,demolition and architectural salvage operation for 47 years. His 30 nephews all took turns working in his business learning some aspect or another and mastered the basics of customer relations, bookkeeping, grading, wrecking, and operating machinery.
Dwight Dowson was interested in renovations and carried water for his Father, the Reverend Mr. Marvin E. Dowson, Clergyman, Entrepreneur, and Savant, and his Mother Mary Martha Raisch, at age eight. By age 14, was apprenticed by his Father. Later deciding to form his enterprise, Dowson and Company, a historic restoration and renovation company is now a far larger group of entrepreneurs.
Later, 2000, Maxwell Historic Preservation gave rise to Maxwell Companies and Partners managed by these entrepreneurs listed below.