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Susan McKee Gilkerson Axtell
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Birth: Jul. 16, 1830
Guernsey County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1923
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA

Bloomington (Monroe County, Indiana) Weekly Star, January 26, 1923, p. 8.

Mrs. Susan Axtell, 97, Former Resident, Dies

Mrs. Susan M. Axtell, 97, one of the oldest of former Bloomington residents, died suddenly Wednesday evening at the home of her granddaughter at Lafayette, Ind. The funeral will be held at the Modern Funeral home here at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. Axtell was the widow of A. J. Axtell , for years a physician of this city, the couple having moved to Bloomington in 1873.

In spite of her extreme age, Mrs. Axtell made the trip to Bound Brook, N. J., unaccompanied last year, to visit her daughters. She was a constant reader and talked with vigor and clear thought up to the day of her death. She was ill only a few days, and died a natural death.

Mrs. Axtell is survived by Harry Axtell, of Bloomington; W. F. Axtell, of Washington, Ind.; Mrs. K. O. Hert and Mrs. George Willis, of Bound Brook, N.J. For five years she has made her home with her granddaughter at Lafayette.
Burial Records state: AXTELL, SUSAN M. / Date of Death - 1/24/1923 / Last Residence - Lafayette / Place of Birth - (Blank) / Age - 95 / Gender - F / Cemetery - Rose Hill / Section and Lot - Spencer Addition, 156
Misc Newspaper Clippings:
a.) Bloomington (Monroe County, Indiana), Weekly Courier, July 15, 1913, page 1.


The 83rd birthday of Mrs. S. M. Axtell west Kirkwood Avenue will be celebrated on Wednesday when the children and grandchildren will gather for the occasion. Prof. and Mrs. Frank Axtell of Washington; C. J. Axtell and Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Campbell of Lafayette will be among those from a distance who will be here.

b.) Bloomington (Monroe County, Indiana) Evening World, July 15, 1919, p. 1.

Mrs. Susan Axtell Has Seen Bloomington Grow From Village

Mrs. Susan M. Axtell, widow of Dr. A. J. Axtell, tomorrow celebrates her 91st birthday at her residence, 515 West Kirkwood Avenue. Mrs. Axtell is in splendid health and devotes her time to her housework and most of her spare time to knitting and reading the papers, her eyesight being very good. Mrs. Axtell has resided in Bloomington for 46 years and has a host of friends among the older residents. She has seen Bloomington grow from a small town with streets full of mud holes and stone slabs for walks to the present perfect system of streets and sidewalks.

Mrs. Axtell was born in Colvin, O., on July 16, 1828, and was married to Dr. Axtell immediately after his graduation from medical college in 1850. For five years they resided at Colvin and in 1855 they started overland for Solsberry, Greene County, Ind., where a great many Ohio people had located. Their last camp before reaching Solsberry was at the old Mulligan gate near the present corner of Tenth and Dunn streets. Old residents remember the present University Park Addition to the city as Mulligan's farm.

In 1855 Solsberry bade fair to outstrip Bloomington and be the better town of the two. Dr. Axtell practiced medicine at Solsberry until 1873 when he moved to Bloomington where he resided until his death in 1905. Dr. and Mrs. Axtell had seven children, four of whom are now living: W. F. Axtell of Washington, Ind., Mrs. K. O. Hert and Mrs. G. M. Willis of Bound Brook, New Jersey, and Harry A. Axtell of this city.

Mrs. Axtell resides with her grand-daughter, Mrs. Lawson Campbell, and will spend the day quietly but will be pleased to have any of her friends call. 
Family links: 
  Andrew Jackson Axtell (1827 - 1900)*
  Andrew Jackson Axtell (1827 - 1900)*
  Charles J. Axtell (1851 - 1917)*
  William Francis Axtell (1855 - 1935)*
  Martha Eugenia Axtell Hert (1861 - 1932)*
  Belle Axtell Willis (1865 - 1953)*
  Henry Oscar Axtell (1865 - 1908)*
  Harry Allen Axtell (1871 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Monroe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Spencer Addition, Lot 156
GPS (lat/lon): 39.16507, -86.54636
Created by: genealogyfever
Record added: May 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53028675
Susan McKee <i>Gilkerson</i> Axtell
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Susan McKee <i>Gilkerson</i> Axtell
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