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Family of Seth Jones AXTELL and Mary Caroline FLETCHER

Husband: Seth Jones AXTELL (1841-1902)
Wife: Mary Caroline FLETCHER ( -1940)
Children: William Fletcher AXTELL (1869- )
Ethel Marion AXTELL (1872- )
Harold Lucius AXTELL (1876- )
Marriage 1865

Husband: Seth Jones AXTELL

Name: Seth Jones AXTELL 1
Sex: Male
Father: Seth Jones AXTELL (1811-1880)
Mother: Lucy B. STRATTON ( - )
Birth 18 Dec 1841 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 1 Mar 1902 (age 60) USA

Wife: Mary Caroline FLETCHER

Name: Mary Caroline FLETCHER 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth USA
Death 1940 Pasadena, , USA

Child 1: William Fletcher AXTELL

Name: William Fletcher AXTELL 1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Allie Mae FUNK ( - )
Birth 12 Aug 1869 Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA

Child 2: Ethel Marion AXTELL

Name: Ethel Marion AXTELL 1
Sex: Female
Birth 10 Aug 1872 West Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Child 3: Harold Lucius AXTELL

Name: Harold Lucius AXTELL 1,2
Sex: Male
Spouse: Gertrude Sarah BOUTON ( - )
Birth 24 May 1876 West Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Note on Husband: Seth Jones AXTELL

b. in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 18, 1841, but spent his youth in Grafton on the

old Axtell homestead. He entered Amherst College in 1859, but after one year

transferred to Brown University, The war between the States interrupted his

studies here and he enlisted in a Grafton company in the 51st Mass. regiment,

and fought for a year in North Carolina. In 1864 he graduated from Brown

University which, in later years, honored him with the degree of Master of

Arts. In 1865 he married Mary Caroline Fletcher of Grafton. After preparation

for the ministry in Newton Theological Institution, he became pastor of the

Baptist Church in Monroe, Mich., and later in West Medway, Mass., from where

he was called to headship of Leland University, an institution in New Orleans

for colored teachers and preachers. Another pastorate followed in Weymouth,

Mass., after which he again took up educational work as president of Central

College in Pella, Iowa, and then as professor of Greek in Kalamazoo College,

where, after twelve years of service in classroom and pulpit, he passed away

on March 1, 1902. His wife died in Pasadena in 1940. Professor Axtell was a

thorough scholar in Classics and wrote poetical translations of Greek dramas.

He also wrote many sermons, essays, and poems for religious periodicals. As

administrator of funds for the assistance of ministerial students, he was a

kind counselor for many young men. At home he was an ideal husband and

father. Quiet, gentle, modest, considerate, he was greatly admired and loved

by all who knew him well. While he was a college student he became interested

in Daniel Axtell, the regicide of King Charles I, and Cromwell's lieutenant,

and began to investigate a possible relationship with him. For years he

searched through libraries, and corresponded with Axtells in England and

America. Just before his death he completed a genealogical manuscript, which

he hoped to publish and to which the information in this volume is partly due.

Note on Wife: Mary Caroline FLETCHER

of Grafton.


1Daniel Gibson Axtell, "Axb45.ged" (File from www.axtellfamily.org).
2Phillip H Pitzer, "Find-a-Grave for Gertrude Mary Baily nee Axtell (1913-2003)" (http://www.findagrav e.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&;GSln=axtell&GSiman=1&GSbyrel=all&am p;GSdyrel=all&GSob=c&GSsr=241&GRid=10788130&).
Find-a-Grave. Web: http://www.findagrave.com.