Elizabeth Bell Axtell

Female29 April 1884–24 November 1971

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Bell

When Elizabeth Bell Axtell was born on 29 April 1884, in Cambridge Election Precinct, Furnas, Nebraska, United States, her father, Eugene Axtell, was 32 and her mother, Carrie Bell Burroughs, was 24. She married Hyman James Alexander Wilkinson on 25 December 1906, in Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Liberty Election Precinct, Perkins, Nebraska, United States in 1940 and Grant, Perkins, Nebraska, United States for about 1 years. She died on 24 November 1971, in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Grant, Perkins, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hyman James Alexander Wilkinson
Elizabeth Bell Axtell
Marriage: 25 December 1906
Naomi Mae Wilkinson
Floyd James Wilkinson
Fern Iona Wilkinson
Jessie Artolene Wilkinson
Mildred Carrie Wilkinson
Cecil Earl Wilkinson

Sources (14)

  • Elizabeth Wilkenson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elizabeth B Axtell, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • Elizabeth Bell Axtell Wilkinson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1906Cambridge, Furnas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1886: Keith, Nebraska, United States 1887: Perkins, Nebraska, United States

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 23

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    Name Meaning


    from the Middle English personal name Asketill, from Old Norse Ásketill, composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘sacrificial cauldron, helmet’ (see also Haskell ). This name was in use both among Scandinavian settlers in eastern England (esp. Norfolk) and among the Normans.

    nickname for a salt merchant or seller of salt, from Middle English hakke-salt ‘chop salt (into pieces)’. The development of the surname to Axtel is evidenced in 16th-century Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    R. D. Cresap remembers Elizabeth

    Nov. 24, 1917. Here I record the death of Elizabeth Axtell Wilkinson, age 87 years. She was my Maude's older sister, and the last of the family. Burial in the cemetery at Grant, Nebr., beside her husb …

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