Mary Ellen Axtell

9 October 1862–28 November 1948 (Age 86)
Butte City, Glenn, California, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Axtell was born on 9 October 1862, in Butte City, Glenn, California, United States, her father, Erastus N. Axtell, was 28 and her mother, Nancy Welborn, was 25. She married Joseph Preston Harrah on 24 April 1889, in Hanford, Kings, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Hanford, Kings, California, United States in 1900 and Lucerne, Kings, California, United States in 1910. She died on 28 November 1948, in Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Preston Harrah
1863–1901
Mary Ellen Axtell
1862–1948
Marriage: 24 April 1889
Clara Hazel Harrah
1890–1977
Arthur Erastus Harrah
1895–1978
Orie Preston Harrah
1898–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 April 1889
Hanford, Kings, California, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Erastus N. Axtell

    Male1834–1905Male

    Nancy Welborn

    Female1837–1903Female

siblings

(11)

    Marcia Axtell

    Female1860–1897Female

    Female1862–1948Female

    Orlando Axtell

    Male1864–1892Male

    Male1867–1955Male

    Abigail Axtell

    Female1869–1920Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 7

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1886

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Ásketill, composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘kettle’, ‘helmet’ ( see Haskell ). This name was in use both among Scandinavian settlers in northern England and among the Normans.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mamie Overton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mamie E Harrah in household of Joseph P Harrah, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Axtell in household of E Axtell, "United States Census, 1870"

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