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Family of Frank AXTELL and Beatrice Maud PECK

Husband: Frank AXTELL (1907-1979)
Wife: Beatrice Maud PECK (1905-1999)
Children: David Joseph AXTELL
Mary Anne AXTELL
Margaret Rose AXTELL
Marriage 5 Apr 1931 St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK 1,2

Husband: Frank AXTELL

Name: Frank AXTELL 3,4,5
Sex: Male
Father: Joseph AXTELL (1862-1943)
Mother: Jane PENNY (1855?-1942)
Birth 23 Apr 1907 Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England, UK 2,6,7
Occupation Builder
Death 1979 (age 71-72) St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Wife: Beatrice Maud PECK

Name: Beatrice Maud PECK 5,8,9
Sex: Female
Father: Edward PECK (1873-1943)
Mother: Elizabeth WHITEHEAD (1873-1951)
Birth 5 Dec 1905 Redbourn, Hertfordshire, England, UK 2,9
Death Jan 1999 (age 93) St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK 2,9

Child 1: David Joseph AXTELL

Name: David Joseph AXTELL 4,5,10
Sex: Male
Spouse: Audrey M DARVELL

Child 2: Mary Anne AXTELL

Name: Mary Anne AXTELL 4,8,10
Sex: Female
Spouse: Michael Graham LONG

Child 3: Margaret Rose AXTELL

Name: Margaret Rose AXTELL 4,10
Sex: Female
Spouse: Geoffrey F WEBB

Note on Husband: Frank AXTELL (1)

Unsure about if this is the right Frank Axtell born in 1907. A very likely possibility as the year is after all his siblings. The registration office is right for Redbourn too. [Jon Axtell]

 

Information from Mark Webb confirms this is the right Frank Axtell. [Jon Axtell]

Note on Husband: Frank AXTELL (2)

Frank was born in 1907 (my grandfather). He acted as a general handyman to his older sisters for most of his life, as well as having a business to run, and a family of his own! The name of his company was Axtell and Harborough Limited, who operated from a premises which comprised the old stable block of the former Redbourn House, on the High Street in Redbourn. Frank retired gradually through his 60s, and David took over. Unfortunately the Company went into receivership in 1981.4

Note on Husband: Frank AXTELL (3)

11. My recollections of my parents speaking with Rose and Nellie Axtell were that the Axtell family was extremely poor. Susan Harris was actually listed in the 1901 census as on "Parish Relief". Frank was really the one who broke the mould and started his business by taking his building materials to the places he worked on the bus!4

Note on Wife: Beatrice Maud PECK

First found through 1837online marriage index where entry for a Frank Axtell in St Albans exists about the right time (1931) before David was born. [Jon Axtell]

Family worked in the building trade according to Gerald Axtell [Jon Axtell]

Sources

1FindMyPast, "Marriage Index". Vol 3a/Page 2206.
2sarahtharby64, "Ancestry.co.uk - The Tharby/Morris Family Tree".
Ancestry.
3Genes Reunited, "Genes Reunited Member". Margaret Sylvester (nee Canham) #156492.
4Mark Webb, "Person - Mark Webb".
5Genes Reunited, "Genes Reunited Member". Gerald David Axtell.
6Ancestry, "England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983". Vol 3a/Page 847.
7FindMyPast, "Birth index". Vol 3a/Page 847.
8Jonathan Axtell, "Person - Jonathan Axtell".
9Ancestry, "England & Wales, Death Index 1984-2004". Reg B47C/Entry 62.
10"Person - Michael Long".