Maynard was born 3 May 1905 in Canton, St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of Edwin Wright and Anna Young. The family moved to Watertown, Jefferson County, New York between September 1907 and May 1908 and lived in various rented apartments and homes in the city of Watertown. Maynard attended Watertown High School, the Pratt Institute in New York City and the Armour Institute in Chicago, Illinois. His field was Mechanical Drafting and Engineering. He began work in 1925 as a Mechanical Draftsman for the Bagley and Sewall Company in Watertown. They manufactured pulp paper making machines that were sold through out the U.S., Canada and Europe. Maynard later became a Sales Engineer and later still the Assistant Sales manager for Bagley and Sewall. This involved traveling in the U.S., Canada and Europe. He died of Pneumonia at 11:20 pm at the Gotham Hospital in New York City while attending a Pulp and Paper Convention. He was laid to rest in late March, 1948 at North Watertown Cemetery. Maynard attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Watertown and he belonged to many social organizations including the Watertown Chapter #53 of the Royal Arch Masons, the Watertown Commandry # 11, the Media Temple and the Whango Groto of Oswego, New York. His business associations were the American Pulp and Paper Superintendents Association and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Maynard was briefly married to Marion Mary Burke whom he wed on 7 May 1935 in Manhattan, New York City. She was involved with the fashion industry in Manhattan.
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