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Lucena CHASE's parents: I CHASE ( - ) and Margaret GILLAM ( - )

Family of John Thomas AXTELL and Lucena CHASE

Husband: John Thomas AXTELL (1856-1937)
Wife: Lucena CHASE (1865-1951)
Children: Lilian AXTELL (1883- )
Marguerite AXTELL (1887- )
Mildred AXTELL (1898- )
Marion AXTELL (1902- )
Marriage 18 May 1882 Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA 1,2

Husband: John Thomas AXTELL

Name: John Thomas AXTELL 2,3
Sex: Male
Father: John Milton AXTELL (1828-1887)
Mother: Lydia S. LONG (1832?-1859)
Birth 11 Aug 1856 Roseville, Warren County, Illinois, USA 2
Occupation Doctor 1
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Death 20 Feb 1937 (age 80) USA 2

Wife: Lucena CHASE

Name: Lucena CHASE 2,3
Sex: Female
Father: I CHASE ( - )
Mother: Margaret GILLAM ( - )
Birth 1865 Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan, USA 2
Occupation Physician 1,4
Death 1951 (age 85-86) 4

Child 1: Lilian AXTELL

Name: Lilian AXTELL 3
Sex: Female
Spouse: John Leon GROVE (1880- )
Birth 14 Jun 1883 Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA

Child 2: Marguerite AXTELL

Name: Marguerite AXTELL 3
Sex: Female
Spouse: Harold Mortimer GLOVER (1887- )
Birth 24 Sep 1887 Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA

Child 3: Mildred AXTELL

Name: Mildred AXTELL 3
Sex: Female
Spouse: Alden Ezra BRANINE (1897- )
Birth 6 Jul 1898 Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA

Child 4: Marion AXTELL

Name: Marion AXTELL 3
Sex: Female
Spouse: George David HANNA (1902- )
Birth 4 Oct 1902 Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA

Note on Husband: John Thomas AXTELL (1)

b. Aug. 11, 1856 at Roseville, Ill. In 1865 he left Illinois, going to Garnett, Kansas, where he made his home until 1878 when he went to Newton, Kan. He taught school in Anderson Co. and at Newton. He married Lucena Chase May 18, 1882 in Newton. She was born in Elsie, Mich. in 1865. In 1883 he graduated as M.D. from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the same year founded the "Axtell Hospital" in Newton, and it has attained a high standing among hospitals. In 1924 Dr. Axtell gave the hospital to the State Convention of the Disciples of Christ, and is now called the "Axtell Christian Hospital." Dr. Axtell's fame was by no means local. He was a member of the Board of Education, and the City Council of his own home town, President of the Kansas State Medical Society, President of the Kansas State Hospital Association, as well as Secretary of the same, a member of the Kansas State Board of Health, a member of the State Board of Registration and Exemption during World War I, Prof. of Orthopedic Surgery (College of Physicians and Surgeons) Medical Dept., University of Kansas. He was a Republican, a Shriner and a member of the Congregational Church. A few years ago, the Doctor and his wife visited the Axtell Ancestral home in Berkhamstead, England, saw the house where Col. Daniel Axtell lived and the old fort where his soldiers were quartered, copied the records of the Axtells from the Parish Church. He was very much interested in this genealogy to which he contributed generously. He died Feb. 20, 1937 while on a trip to Calif. [axb45.ged]

 

 

J. T. Axtell is found in the 1880 Kansas census, Harvey Co. , Newton. He is age 23, a medical student living with J.D. Shornick, age 28, an M.D. and J.D. Hartley, age 33, an M.D. Kansas and Kansas: Volume 5 page 2677 John Thomas Axtell had some education in Illinois and completed his public school work in Garnett, Kansas, where he finished the high school course in 1874. His early experiences and the source of revenue largely for his medical education came from school teaching. He taught school four years in Anderson Co., and in 1878 removed to Newton, where, while studying medicine, he served two years as principal of one of the city schools. For two years Doctor Axtell attended the medical department of the University of Michigan, and in January, 1882, passed the State Board of Medical Examiners, and spent one year in practice at Hunnewell, Kansas. He then continued his work in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College at New York City, from which he obtained the degree Doctor of Medicine in 1883. During all the subsequent years Doctor Axtell has sought the benefits and advantages furnished not only by his own abundant practice and experience but also by extensive association with the leaders of his profession and attendance at the great clinics of this country and abroad. He has several times taken post-graduate work in the Post-Graduate School of New York City, holding a diploma from that institution, also in the University Medical College and the Kansas City Medical College of Kansas City, and for a number of years was professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, now the medical department of the University of Kansas at Kansas City. While in that position he held clinics in Kansas City hospitals for eight years. He has attended clinics in practically every large city of the United States, and also in France, England, Germany and Austria. In 1914 Doctor Axtell went abroad and spent some time in the great hospital centers of Vienna and Berlin, and returned to England just before the outbreak of the war. He was obliged to remain in England some time on account of hostilities, and during this delay he attended clinics in the cities of London , Edinburgh and Liverpool. It was in 1883 that Doctor Axtell established himself in practice at Newton. It was partly to accommodate his own large private practice and also to furnish much needed facilities for surgery in this section of Kansas that he established the Axtell Hospital in 1886. The original hospital was opened for the reception of patients on February 1, 1887. For a period of thirty years it has stood as one of the leading institutions of the kind in Kansas. It's facilities were almost constantly overtaxed, and in March, 1911, the service was transferred to the present fine hospital building, which has accommodations for a hundred patients. The building is a fire-proof brick and concrete structure, three stories and basement, located on East Broadway opposite the Military Park in Newton. It's exterior lines meet the approval of a discerning critic of architecture, though money and care were chiefly lavished upon the interior arrangement and facilities. Doctor Axtell has seven assisting physicians and a corps of thirty student nurses, the superintendent of nurses being Miss Jean Sims. Patients come to this institution from as far west as California and in fact from many western states. On the average, about 1,500 cases are handled by the hospital annually and the statistical report of the institution will compare favorably with that of any large hospital in the country. Doctor Axtell has enjoyed nearly every honor generally accorded to men in his profession. He is a member in good standing of the American Medical Association, the Kansas State and Harvey County Medical societies, has been honored with the office of president of the State Society and of various district medical societies. He is at present a member of the State Board of Health of Kansas and is the physician member of the Military Exemption Board in the Second District of Kansas. He and Dr. Crumbine, of the First District Board, are the only two physicians on district exemption boards in the state. While farming and stock raising with Doctor Axtell are a means of diversion from his strenuous activities as a surgeon, they have, nevertheless, brought him considerable reputation in certain lines of live-stock husbandry. These operations are carried on with several hundred acres of farm land around Newton and 480 acres in Colorado under the Fort Lyon ditch. On his Kansas ranch he has made successful efforts as a pioneer in the growing of alfalfa and also in the establishment of alfalfa mills. His Kansas ranch is the home of a herd of 150 head of registered Holstein cattle, one of the largest and finest herds of that strain in the state. On his Colorado ranch he keeps 150 head of high grade Herefords. Doctor Axtell has raised many fine Percheron horses and was formerly a breeder and trainer of trotting stock. He has been a director of the Kansas State Bank of Newton since its organization and is a large property owner in that city. Doctor Axtell has platted several additions to Newton, among them Axtell's First Addition and Lakeside Addition. He was largely instrumental in securing for the city the forty acre park known as Athletic Park. He owns five business buildings and about thirty dwelling houses throughout the city, in addition to his fire-proof brick residence adjoining the hospital. Doctor Axtell is a republican in politics. Fraternally he is identified with Newton Lodge No. 142, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Wichita Consistory No. 2 of the Scottish Rite and Isis Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Wichita. He also belongs to Newton Lodge No. 100, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. On May 18, 1882, at Newton, Doctor Axtell was married to Miss Lucena Chase . She is a daughter of I. and Margaret (Gillam) Chase, both now deceased. Her father was formerly foreman of the bridge department of the Santa Fe Railway Company. Mrs. Doctor Axtell is a graduate physician of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Kansas City, Kansas, and has been a valuable assistant to her husband in the work of the hospital. Doctor and Mrs. Axtell have four children. Lillian married Dr. John L. Grove, who is surgical assistant to Doctor Axtell; Marguerite married Dr. H. M. G lover, who has been an assistant in the hospital at Newton and is now a surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Army; Mildred is a sophomore in the University of Kansas; and Marion, the youngest, is in the freshman year of the Newton High School.[John Robb.GED.FTW]

Note on Husband: John Thomas AXTELL (2)

From http://all-biographies.com/doctors/john_thomas_axtell.htm

 

John Thomas Axtell, M. D.

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John Thomas Axtell, M. D. In thirty-six years of practice in Kansas, most of which time had been spent in Newton, Doctor Axtell had made a distinguished name, especially in the field of surgery. He founded Axtell Hospital and had been at its head and its principal surgeon since 1886, and had enjoyed more than a local reputation as a surgeon and hospital administrator.

 

Doctor Axtell had spent most of his life in Kansas and represents a family of early settlers here. His birth occurred at Roseville, Illinois, August 11, 1856. His ancestry goes back to a prominent English family. There was one of the name who served with the rank of Colonel in Cromwell's army and assisted in the beheading of King Charles I. Later, after the Restoration, he was himself beheaded during the reign of King Charles II. In the meantime, two brothers of the name had immigrated to America in 1642 and settled in the colony of Massachusetts. One of these brothers was the direct ancestor of Doctor Axtell.

 

John Milton Axtell, father of Doctor Axtell, was born in Mercer County in Western Pennsylvania, February 27, 1828. In 1838, when he was ten years of age, his parents moved out to Roseville, Illinois, where he grew up and married and took up the vocation of farmer. In 1865 he joined the pioneers of Kansas, locating at Garnett in Anderson County. He followed farming and stock raising and was prominent in his work. Thus it was that Doctor Axtell grew up in the atmosphere of a farm and the livestock business, and if his name were not so prominently identified with the surgical profession he would be classed as one of Kansas' foremost stockmen. John M. Axtell eventually lost his health and removed to Newton, living with his son Doctor Axtell from 1883 until his death, which occurred in the Axtell Hospital in December, 1887. He was a republican in politics and filled the positions of township trustee and school director. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Masonic fraternity. John M. Axtell married Lydia Long. She was born near Galesburg, Illinois, in 1832, and died at Roseville in that state in 1859. She was the mother of four children: Joannah, who married R. F. Norton, a carpenter and contractor, their home being at Newton; Josephine, who died at Newton in 1916, wife of George F. Kyner, a carpenter at Newton; Dr. John T.; and Lydia Letitia, wife of Stephen Humphrey, a farmer at Courtland, Kansas. For his second wife John M. Axtell married Mary E. Gaffney, who was born in Abbington, Illinois, in 1836, and died at Newton, Kansas, in 1899. The father also had four children by this marriage: Florence, wife of Frank L. Abbey, a physician who had been associated with Doctor Axtell in practice and in the hospital work for the past thirty years; Mamie, wife of Dan D. Andrus, who lives on a large Hereford cattle ranch at Hasty, Colorado, owned by Doctor Axtell; Edward, who was a farmer and died in Eastern Kansas at the age of thirty years; and Edwin, a twin brother of Edward, who died at the age of twenty-two years.

 

John Thomas Axtell had some education in Illinois and completed his public school work in Garnett, Kansas, where he finished the high school course in 1874. His early experiences and the source of revenue largely for his medical education came from school teaching. He taught school four years in Anderson County, and in 1878 removed to Newton, where, while studying medicine, he served two years as principal of one of the city schools. For two years Doctor Axtell attended the medical department of the University of Michigan, and in January, 1882, passed the State Board of Medical Examiners, and spent one year in practice at Hunnewell, Kansas. He then continued his work in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College at New York City, from which he obtained the degree Doctor of Medicine in 1883.

 

During all the subsequent years Doctor Axtell had sought the benefits and advantages furnished not only by his own abundant practice and experience but also by extensive association with the leaders of his profession and attendance at the great clinics of this country and abroad. He had several times taken post-graduate work in the Post-Graduate School of New York City, holding a diploma from that institution, also in the University Medical College and the Kansas City Medical College of Kansas City, and for a number of years was professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, now the medical department of the University of Kansas at Kansas City. While in that position he held clinics in Kansas City hospitals for eight years. He had attended clinics in practically every large city of the United States, and also in France, England, Germany and Austria. In 1914 Doctor Axtell went abroad and spent some time in the great hospital centers of Vienna and Berlin, and returned to England just before the outbreak of the war. He was obliged to remain in England some time on account of hostilities, and during this delay he attended clinics in the cities of London, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

 

It was in 1883 that Doctor Axtell established himself in practice at Newton. It was partly to accommodate his own large private practice and also to furnish much needed facilities for surgery in this section of Kansas that he established the Axtell Hospital in 1886. The original hospital was opened for the reception of patients on February 1, 1887. For a period of thirty years it had stood as one of the leading institutions of the kind in Kansas. Its facilities were almost constantly overtaxed, and in March, 1911, the service was transferred to the present fine hospital building, which had accommodations for a hundred patients. The building is a fire-proof brick and concrete structure, three stories and basement, located on East Broadway opposite the Military Park in Newton. Its exterior lines meet the approval of a discerning critic of architecture, though money and care were chiefly lavished upon the interior arrangement and facilities. Doctor Axtell had seven assisting physicians and a corps of thirty student nurses, the superintendent of nurses being Miss Jean Sims. Patients come to this institution from as far west as California and in fact from many western states. On the average, about 1,500 cases are handled by the hospital annually and the statistical report of the institution will compare favorably with that of any large hospital in the country.

 

Doctor Axtell had enjoyed nearly every honor generally accorded to men in his profession. He is a member in good standing of the American Medical Association, the Kansas State and Harvey County Medical societies, had been honored with the office of president of the State Society and of various district medical societies. He is at present a member of the State Board of Health of Kansas and is the physician member of the Military Exemption Board in the Second District of Kansas. He and Dr. Crumbine, of the First District Board, are the only two physicians on district exemption boards in the state.

 

While farming and stock raising with Doctor Axtell are a means of diversion from his strenuous activities as a surgeon, they have, nevertheless, brought him considerable reputation in certain lines of live-stock husbandry. These operations are carried on with several hundred acres of farm land around Newton and 480 acres in Colorado under the Fort Lyon ditch. On his Kansas ranch he had made successful efforts as a pioneer in the growing of alfalfa and also in the establishment of alfalfa mills. His Kansas ranch is the home of a herd of 150 head of registered Holstein cattle, one of the largest and finest herds of that strain in the state. On his Colorado ranch he keeps 150 head of high grade Herefords. Doctor Axtell had raised many fine Percheron horses and was formerly a breeder and trainer of trotting stock. Ad here

 

He had been a director of the Kansas State Bank of Newton since its organization and is a large property owner in that city. Doctor Axtell had platted several additions to Newton, among them Axtell's First Addition and Lakeside Addition. He was largely instrumental in securing for the city the forty acre park known as Athletic Park. He owned five business buildings and about thirty dwelling houses throughout the city, in addition to his fire-proof brick residence adjoining the hospital.

 

Doctor Axtell is a republican in politics. Fraternally he is identified with Newton Lodge No. 142, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Wichita Consistory No. 2 of the Scottish Rite and Isis Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Wichita. He also belongs to Newton Lodge No. 100, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

 

On May 18, 1882, at Newton, Doctor Axtell was married to Miss Lucena Chase. She is a daughter of I. and Margaret (Gillam) Chase, both now deceased. Her father was formerly foreman of the bridge department of the Santa Fe Railway Company. Mrs. Doctor Axtell is a graduate physician of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Kansas City, Kansas, and had been a valuable assistant to her husband in the work of the hospital. Doctor and Mrs. Axtell have four children. Lillian married Dr. John L. Grove, who is surgical assistant to Doctor Axtell; Marguerite married Dr. H. M. Glover, who had been an assistant in the hospital at Newton and is now a surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Army; Mildred is a sophomore in the University of Kansas; and Marion, the youngest, is in the freshman year of the Newton High School.

 

Source: "A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans", compiled by William E. Connelley, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1918.

Note on Husband: John Thomas AXTELL (3)

Axtell Hospital

 

Axtell hospital was founded in 1887 by Dr. John T. Axtell and his wife, Lucena. The original wood frame hospital was gradually replaced by three brick additions constructed in 1905, 1911 and 1912. When these projects were completed, Axtell Hospital had the distinction of being the first fireproof hospital in Kansas. After celebrating 100 years of health care in 1987, Axtell Clinic ceased operations. On January 1, 1998, the hospital consolidated with Bethel Deaconess Hospital to form Newton Medical Center. All services were moved from the building on September 6, 1988

 

From http://www.traveltotourism.com/travel/city.php?Newton&;Kansas&City_ID=KS0204014&VA=Y&Attraction_ID=KS0204014a011

Note on Wife: Lucena CHASE (1)

BIOGRAPHY

Lucena Chase Axtell, born in Elise, Michigan in 1865, and raised on a farm outside Newton, Kansas in the mid-19th century, went on to become director of Kansas' first school for registered nurses and one of the region's earliest practicing woman physicians. She raised four children, helped establish a community hospital, and built an active medical practice in obstetrics and women's health care. Her story is emblematic of the compassion and determination displayed by women doctors in the late 19th century.

 

After a plague of grasshoppers devastated the crops on the family farm, Lucena Chase moved with her family to nearby Newton, Kansas. Here, she attended school and later met and married Dr. John Axtell in 1882, starting a tradition of community medical service in the Newton area that continues today, four generations later, with the Axtell Clinic (now part of the Newton Medical Center).

 

After her marriage, Lucena Chase Axtell not only pursued medicine herself, graduating from medical school while raising a family, (this at a time when few women ventured outside the home), but she promoted the same goals for other women by starting and running the Axtell School of Nursing.

 

Nominated by Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS-4th), Lucena Chase Axtell began her career as an assistant to her well-known husband. She helped him with the founding of the Axtell Hospital in 1886, and by 1893, she was attending the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Kansas City while caring for two daughters. John Axtell, meanwhile was practicing medicine in Newton and commuting weekly to Kansas City to lecture on Orthopedic Surgery and see his family.

 

Lucena Axtell also set up accommodations and equipment to care for patients with contagious diseases by establishing the Contagious Annex at the hospital, a separated building for all contagious patients.

 

Doctor Richard M. Glover II, a fourth generation member of the Axtell family, and a physician in Newton, points out that Lucena Axtell was a person of tremendous commitment. "Lucena showed that she could be a mother, successfully attend medical school, and become a doctor almost a hundred years ahead of the current working mothers," said Dr. Glover.

 

Lucena Axtell was a member of the D.A.R, Colonial Dames, Daughters of Founders and Patriots, County Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

 

In 1886, when Lucena and John T. Axtell established the Axtell Hospital, they were medical pioneers. The Axtell Hospital was the first in the region and served the community for four decades before it was bequeathed to the Kansas Christian Missionary Society. Over the years it has evolved into the current Newton Medical Center-a legacy to Lucena and John Axtell and their determination to bring the best medicine to their community. At its peak, the Axtell Hospital had seven assisting physicians and thirty student nurses. Patients, drawn by the hospital's reputation for excellence, came from as far west as California.

 

Lucena Axtell died in 1951.

From http://www.nlm.nih.gov/locallegends/Biographies/Axtell_Lucena.html4

Note on Wife: Lucena CHASE (2)

Miss Lucena Chase. She is a daughter of I. and Margaret (Gillam ) Chase, both now deceased. Her father was formerly foreman of the bridge department of the Santa Fe Railway Company. Mrs. Doctor Axtell is a graduate physician of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Kansas City, Kansas, and has been a valuable assistant to her husband in the work of the hospital.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 99

page 191

Mrs. Marguerite Axtell Glover.

DAR ID Number: 98611

Born in Newton, Kansas.

Wife of H. M. Glover.

Descendant of Thomas Gillam, as follows:

1. John Thomas Axtell (b. 1856) m. 1882 Lucena Chase (b. 1865).

2. Ichabod Chase (1829-94) m. 1848 Margaret Gillam (b. 1830).

3. John Gillam (1775-1860) m. 1816 Nancy Everett (1800-83).

4. Thomas Gillam m. Mary Burke (b. 1740).

Thomas Gillam (1733-78) served as private, 1776, under Capt. Aeneas Campbell, and, 1778, took the patriot's oath in Maryland. He was born in Prince Georges Co., died in Montgomery Co. , MD. Also No. 86640.[John Robb.GED.FTW]2

Sources

1""A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans", compiled by William E. Connelley, Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1918." (http://all-biog raphies.com/doctors/john_thomas_axtell.htm).
2Judith Feigenbaum, "Ancestry Public Member Tree (Judith_Maxey_Family_Tree)" (Judith_Maxey_Family_Tree).
Ancestry.
3Daniel Gibson Axtell, "Axb45.ged" (File from www.axtellfamily.org).
4"National Library of Medicine (Lucena Axtell)" (http:/ /www.nlm.nih.gov/locallegends/Biographies/Axtell_Lucena.html).
National Library of Medicine (National Institues of Health). Web: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.