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Amy Axtell Rice
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1833
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1893
Nebraska, USA

Daughter of Joseph Smith Axtell # 69115184 and Elizabeth Condit Axtell

Obituary of Amy Axtell Rice

The Antelope Tribune, Wednesday, December 20, 1893

RICE--At her home in Gloversville, on the morning of December 15, Amy, wife of J. N. Rice, in her 61st year.

Amy Axtell was born in Mercer Co., Penn., August 19, 1833, and was married to J. N. Rice, Nov. 17, 1853. Her father, Joseph S. Axtell, was one of the first settlers in Mercer Co., enduring the hardships and dangers of a pioneer life, surrounded by heavy forests and wild beasts. She was one of a large family all of whom were Christians. From her earliest childhood she loved her Savior, not being able to give the date of her conversion. At the age of sixteen she united with the Presbyterian church in which her father was a leading worker, highly esteemed by those who knew him. She was faithful in the training and care of her children all of whom have rendered obedience to the command , "My son, give me thy heart," and have all been gathered within the fold of Christ.

She was the helper and inspirer of her husband in all his labors, for over forty years. She was always kind and cheerful, beloved by all her friends and acquaintances, always showing a Christian sympathy for those in affliction and sorrow, rendering assistance whenever it was in her power. Her bible was her daily and constant companion, and she had an abiding confidence and trust in Christ her Savior as "A very present help in every time of trouble."

She was of a missionary spirit, taking special interest in missionaries, laboring in the dark places of the earth. She was anxious to see the Christian church prosper, and that its purity be maintained.

By her death her children lose a loving mother, her husband a faithful companion, the church of Gloversville, a thoroughly consecrated worker, and the community a faithful and loving friend to all of whom doubtless her message today would be "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." The funeral services were conducted from the home of the deceased at Gloversville Sunday, Dec. 17, 1893, after which she was interred in the cemetery near Elgin, Nebr.
Family links: 
  Joseph Smith Axtell (1792 - 1851)
  Elizabeth Condit Axtell (1802 - 1852)
  John Newton Rice (1832 - 1919)
  Orilla Ellen Rice Barnett (1854 - 1936)*
  Evangeline Amy Rice Booth (1856 - 1891)*
  Evangeline Amy Rice Booth (1856 - 1891)*
  Sumner John Rice (1858 - 1938)*
  Franklin Henry Rice (1862 - 1938)*
  Ernest Joseph Axtell Rice (1866 - 1936)*
  Isabelle Belle Rice Enos (1868 - 1961)*
  Whitman Spalding Rice (1870 - 1930)*
  Mary Axtell Dilley (1814 - 1886)**
  Eunice S. Axtell Dilley (1823 - 1903)*
  Bathsheba Axtell (1825 - 1826)*
  Samuel Axtell (1826 - 1899)*
  Pliny Fisk Axtell (1829 - 1887)*
  Amy Axtell Rice (1833 - 1893)
  Linus C Axtell (1835 - 1930)*
  Caroline Axtel Axtel (1837 - 1861)*
  Permelia Axtell Everett (1840 - 1920)*
  Sarah Jane Axtell Van Gilder (1842 - 1935)*
  Zenas Joseph Axtell (1844 - 1856)*
*Calculated relationship
West Cedar Valley Cemetery
Antelope County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: G M Rice
Originally Created by: Phillip H. Pitzer
Record added: Aug 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40942580
Amy <i>Axtell</i> Rice
Added by: G M Rice
Amy <i>Axtell</i> Rice
Added by: G M Rice
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From one of your many great grandchildren
 Added: May. 18, 2011
Amy is a 1st cousin, 4 times removed to my wife.
- Phillip H. Pitzer
 Added: Aug. 21, 2009

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