Stephen G., the son of Jenkins Whiteside and Kate (Hastings) Maxfield, was born in 1873; was educated in the public schools of the Cherokee Nation.

He married at Claremore in 1894, Ada, the daughter of Joseph Shockey.

They are the parents of Grace, Cora, Pauline, Almeda, and Woodrow Maxfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Maxfield are members of the Methodist Church. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias.