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Nellie MINOR's sister: Clara MINOR (1853-1875)

Family of James Wycliffe AXTELL and Mary Helen MINOR

Husband: James Wycliffe AXTELL (1852-1909)
Wife: Mary Helen MINOR ( - )
Children: Clara Eliza AXTELL (1876-1952)
Clay Miner AXTELL (1882-1883)
Philip Phillips AXTELL (1885-1928)
Marriage 24 Dec 1872

Husband: James Wycliffe AXTELL

Name: James Wycliffe AXTELL 1,2,3,4
Sex: Male
Nickname: The Stockman
Father: Philip AXTELL (1815-1897)
Mother: Eliza Myers GIBBONS (1822-1888)
Birth 16 Apr 1852 Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Dec 1909 (age 57) 2,5

Wife: Mary Helen MINOR

Name: Mary Helen MINOR 1,3,4
Sex: Female
Father: Henry Clay MINOR ( - )
Mother: Mary Aurelia Harlan PHILLIPS ( - )
Birth USA
Census 1870 4

Child 1: Clara Eliza AXTELL

Name: Clara Eliza AXTELL 1,3,6
Sex: Female
Spouse: Charles William McCorlde POYNTER (1875-1950)
Birth 4 Feb 1876 Waynesburgh, Green County, Pennsylvania, USA 3
Death May 1952 (age 76) Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA 3
Burial 31 May 1952 Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA 3

Child 2: Clay Miner AXTELL

Name: Clay Miner AXTELL 1
Sex: Male
Birth 26 Sep 1882 USA
Death 3 Apr 1883 (age 0) USA

Child 3: Philip Phillips AXTELL

Name: Philip Phillips AXTELL 1,7
Sex: Male
Spouse: Valerie TRUDEAU (1886?- )
Birth 25 Jan 1885 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Mar 1928 (age 43) USA 7
Burial 1928 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA 7

Note on Husband: James Wycliffe AXTELL

b. April 16, 1852 in Waynesburg, Pa. Married Helen Miner Dec. 24, 1872. He was the principal owner and for many years editor and manager of the "National Stockman and Farmer" published in Pittsburgh, Pa., with special Chicago and Buffalo editions. The paper was founded in 1888 and grew to be the foremost of its class. He sold his interest in it in Feb. 1899 because of failing health. After resting, he recovered his health and became manager of the Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House of Nashville, Tenn. He never sought nor held any office. He was a Sunday School enthusiast, doing some platform work and obliged to refuse more. [axb45.ged]

 

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wickliffe_Axtell.

 

James Wickliffe Axtell

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James Wickliffe Axtell (April 16, 1852 - December 23, 1909) was a newspaper man and prominent member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

 

James Wickliffe Axtell

 

 

Axtell was born in Pennsylvania, the son of the Rev. Dr. Philip Axtell who founded a number of Cumberland Presbyterian Church congregations in Pennsylvania, most notably the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg.[1]

 

Beginning at about age thirteen, James worked in the Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, printing office and set type for The Cumberland Presbyterian, the official newspaper of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church denomination. After graduating from Waynesburg University, a Cumberland Presbyterian Church institution, he was one of the founders of the Waynesburg Independent. He also helped to establish the National Stockman and Farmer which became one of America's primary agricultural newspapers. For about twenty-two years Axtell was either editor, manager, or managing editor.[2]

 

J. W. Axtell married Nellie Minor in 1874. They had one son, Philip P. Axtell, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Poynter.[3]

 

In 1898, Axtell accepted the position of business manager with the St. Louis Observer. On the death of the paper's editor/publisher David Madison Harris in 1900, Axtell became The Observer's managing editor. Later in 1900, with the sale of The Observer to the Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House, Axtell accepted a similar position in connection with The Cumberland Presbyterian newspaper (now relocated to Nashville, Tennessee). A year later he was made General Manager of the Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House.[4]

 

Axtell had been a member of the Shady Avenue Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg soon after its organization, and for eight years was the successful superintendent of Shady Avenue's Sunday school. From this experience he authored several books about Christian education.[5]

 

Axtell remained manager of the Cumberland Presbyterian Publishing House until poor health forced his resignation in 1908. He died on December 23, 1909.[6]

 

 

Books by James Wickliffe Axtell

Axtell, J. W. The Organized Sunday School: A Working Manual for Officers. Nashville, Tenn.: The Cumberland Press, 1902.

Axtell, J. W. The Teaching Problem: A Message to Sunday School Workers. Nashville, Tenn.: The Cumberland Press, 1902.

 

Sources

The Cumberland Presbyterian, April 19, 1900, page 483.

The Cumberland Presbyterian, December 30, 1909, page 821

 

Footnotes

[1] The Cumberland Presbyterian, December 30, 1909, page 821.

[2] The Cumberland Presbyterian, April 19, 1900, page 483.

[3] The Cumberland Presbyterian, December 30, 1909, page 821.

[4] The Cumberland Presbyterian, April 19, 1900, page 483.

[5] The Cumberland Presbyterian, December 30, 1909, page 821.

[6] The Cumberland Presbyterian, December 30, 1909, page 821.

Sources

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2Joy, "Find-a-Grave for Philip Axtell (1815-1897)" (http://www.findagrav e.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&;GSln=axtell&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all &GSob=c&GSsr=161&GRid=15166113&).
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6Joy, "Find-a-Grave for Charles William McCorkle Poynter (1875-1950)" (http://www.findagrav e.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&;GSln=poynter&GScid=100643&GRid=1229 6051&).
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7~Mary Bob ~-, "Find-a-Grave for Philip P Axtell (1885-1928)" (http://www.findagrav e.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&;GSln=axtell&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all &GSob=c&GSsr=201&GRid=20562224&).
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