C. E. Axtell Dies In California
Charles Edward Axtell was born at Marengo, Illinois, July 19, 1860, and departed from the scenes of this life March 29, 1938 at Bellflower, California, having reached the age of 77 years, 8 months and 10 days. He was the only son in a family of six children. He spent his childhood on a farm near Marengo, Illinois, and as a young man worked on the Burlington narrow gauge railroad, as a breakman between Chicago, Ill., and Burlington, Iowa.
On January 31, 1883, he was united in marriage to Francis Boorman at Burlington, Iowa, and to this union five children were born, one of whom, a son, has preceded the father to the great beyond.
After their marriage they moved to Cortland, Nebraska, where he engaged in business and travelled over the South Platte territory representing the McCormick and Champion harvester companies. In 1914 he moved with his family to Ingham, Nebraska, where he has resided most of the time since.
His wife passed away in 1933 and since that time he has made his home with his children, and in California. He leaves to mourn his departure his two sons Floyd and Wayne of Eustis, Nebraska, two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Kishmer of Anaheim, Calif., and Mrs. Marguerite Jackson of Benkelman, Nebr., Besides these he is survived by eight grandchildren. Three sisters survive him, Mrs. Rose Lickens of Bellflower, California, Mrs. Carrie Barber of Cambridge, Nebraska and Mrs. Martha Dunwoody of Parsons, Kansas. Besides these, there are other distant relatives and a host of friends to whom he had endeared himself and who are saddened because they will miss him in the fellowships of this life.
He has been an active member of the Masonic lodge for a great many years with his membership at Cortland, Nebraska. He was a Christian and possessed a firm faith in God. As a husband and father he was faithful and true and his life was a joy and blessing to his family. In his larger circle of acquaintances and friends he was a man of honor and their devotion to him bore testimony that he was living the good life.
The record of his life in this world is closed and we shall see him in the scenes of this life no more but we have a firm faith that when we have finished our course here below we shall see him again [in] the scenes of immortality.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. H. Unvert of Eustis, assisted by Rev. Fred Johnson of Farnam. Music was furnished by the Hueftle Quartette of Eustis with Mrs. Paul Frasse as accompanist. Funeral was held Monday afternoon at M. E. church at Farnam and burial was at a cemetery at Cambridge. Funeral text was Job 14. 14. Pallbearers were Herman Thompson, Bernard Lindvall, Russel Henderson, Clyde Dawson, Ely Stinnette and John Rowland.
The Farnam Echo 34(31):1, Thursday, 7 April 1938
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