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 Charles E. Axt

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Charles E. Axt

  • Birth 18 Feb 1853 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Death 9 Mar 1918 Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 41571658

3/11/1918 Rockford Register Republic
Funeral services for Charles E. Axt, well known in local political and business circles, who died Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, 510 North Church street. Rev. John Gordon officiated and services were in charge of the Masons. Interment took place in Forest View Abbey mausoleum.
Pallbears were Elisha Thayer, E.D. Reynolds, Bruce Garrett, Roscoe Chapman, J.A. DuPlain, and Harry M. Johnson.
Mr. Axt's death came as a relief to a long period of illness with kidney trouble, which became critical three months ago. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 18, 1853, and his youth was spent in Fort Madison, Ia. For a time he was in business at Odell, Ill. during which time he was for four years one of the trustees of the state institution for the deaf and dumb at Jacksonville, Ill., being appointed by Governor John T. Altgeld. He served three terms as postmaster at Odell under the democratic administration, being twice appointed by Grover Cleveland and again by William McKinley.
Forty-five years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Ella Eugenia Stewert at Fort Madison, and on May 30, 1900 he came to Rockford to make his home. He was engaged in the jewelry, optical goods and camera supply business for a number of years at 310 West State street, and for the past seven years he has conducted the Kodak Shop at 127 North Wyman street, which will be continued by the family under the direction of his son, Larue Axt.
Mr. Axt had served capably and with efficiency as the chairman of the board of election commissioners of this city, being a member of the board since the death of Hosmer P. Holland in October, 1912. He was prominent in Masonic organizations of the city, and was a member of the Royan Arcanum and of Camp 51, Modern Woodman of America.
Surviving him are, besides the widow, four children: Mrs. OrLinn Kellner, Mrs. Mary Harrison, Miss Anna Grace Axt and Larue Axt all of Rockford, and a brother, Julius H. Axt of Fort Madison, Ia., there are also eight grandchildren.


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  • Added: 4 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41571658
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles E. Axt (18 Feb 1853–9 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41571658, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by JNM (contributor 47123207) .