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
Mary Ellen Axtell
Marriage: 24 April 1889
Clara Hazel Harrah
Arthur Erastus Harrah
Orie Preston Harrah

Spouse and Children

24 April 1889
Hanford, Kings, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Erastus N. Axtell


    Nancy Welborn




    Marcia Axtell



    Orlando Axtell



    Abigail Axtell


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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.

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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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