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 Fanny Celinda <I>Axtell</I> Yeoman

Fanny Celinda Axtell Yeoman

Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Mar 1923 (aged 94)
Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fremont, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 52079029 · View Source
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The fictional character Rose Simpson Wyman in the time travel adventure 'Out of the Past' by Dana Roquet is based loosely on Fanny Axtell Yeoman.

Direct descendent of Thomas Wellman, of 'Descendents of Thomas Wellman of Lynn MA by Joshua Wyman Wellman published 1918, pgs 183-184

Direct descendent of Thomas Axtell, of 'Axtell Genealogy by Carson A Axtell published 1945 pgs 48-49

Great granddaughter of Revolutionary War Veteran Captain Jacob Wellman and Jenny Jane Johnson

Granddaughter of Revolutionary War Veterans Thomas Axtell and wife Rebecca French and Abraham Wellman and wife Rebecca Pearson.

Daughter of Daniel Axtell and Jane Wellman

Siblings Daniel Axtell 1810-1862, Almon Axtell 1811-1873, Nancy Jane Axtell Loghry 1813-1860, Alfred W Axtell 1814-1816, Osmyn Parsons Axtell 1817-, Orsemus W Axtell 1818-1853, Marian A Axtell Hanna 1820-1843, Augustus Elbridge Axtell 1822-1907, Roxana F Axtell Dulmage 1824-1870, Addison A Axtell 1826-1900, (Twins) Manley Washington Axtell 1831-1898, Manning Jefferson Axtell 1831-1893, Marquis DeLafayette Axtell 1832-1879 and Huldah C Axtell Briggs 1835-1873

Married to Richard Christopher Yeoman June 18, 1846

Children: **my great grandmother Margaret Jane Yeoman Roquet 1848-1917, Franklin A Yeoman 1850-1919,Orsemus N Yeoman 1852-1942, Eleanor P Yeoman Parlet 1854-1934, Ida May Yeoman Harkins 1856-1948, John Darius Yeoman 1859-1952, Burt W Yeoman 1862-1935, William R Yeoman 1868-1947, Edna A Yeoman 1871-1891

Fremont Gazette
Thursday Mar 22, 1923 Page 5

Fanny C. Axtell Yeoman was born in Lorain county Ohio December 17, 1828 and passed from this life in Fremont, Iowa, Friday, March 16, 1923, lacking but one day of being aged 94 years and 3 months. Her father and mother were Daniel and Jane Wellman Axtell, of Lorain county, Ohio. To them were born fifteen children. Amid all the hallowed ties of this large family she grew to womanhood. She was married to Richard Yeoman June 17, 1846 in Lorain county, Ohio. They made their new home there for about six years, then moving, in 1852, to Wisconsin, where they resided until 1866, then came to Iowa and settled in Mahaska county on a farm two miles north of Fremont, which was the family home for 51 years. Nine children were born to them: Margaret J Roquet, deceased, March 10, 1917; Franklin A. Yeoman, deceased May 22, 1919; Orsemus N Yeoman, Fremont, Iowa; Eleanor P Parlet, Pomeroy, Washington; Ida M. Harkens, Fremont Iowa; John D. Yeoman, Fremont, Iowa; Bert W Yeoman, Hanson Ferry. Washington; and Edna E Yeoman, deceased, April 21, 1891. She leaves also 62 grandchildren, 81 great grandchildren. Her husband passed away November 21, 1886, at their home north of Fremont.
She remained there until 1917 when she came to Fremont and has lived with her daughter Mrs. J.H. Harkens for the last six years.

She was a woman of noble christian ideals and uplifting, inspiring life principles. She had grown up from childhood with a hunger to know all she could of best things and to enjoy living them and to be all that she could in life. She was a true and faithful wife, a tender and affectionate mother, an esteemed friend and neighbor, to all who knew her. And she was always regarded as a woman of marked ideal principles and personality.
She and her husband having each become christians and members of the church in youth, she in the Methodist church and he in the Episcopalian church. They founded their lives and home on christian principles. On coming to Mahaska county the church near their farm home was the United Brethern church and they and their family placed their membership there. After her husband had passed away and the United Brethern congregation had largely moved away, a Friends church was established in the community and she placed her membership in that church where it has since remained.

Her parents and all of her brothers and sisters had preceded her in death so that she was the last of the family remaining. Before her last illness she had been able to rise early, to sit in her chair by the parlor window, reading the daily papers and magazines and conversing most interestingly upon general world features and topics of the day. Unable to attend church she loved to read the Bible and had committed much of it to memory. In her last illness she loved to have it read to her. In the midst of her last intense suffering she repeated trustingly from 2 Cor. 12:9, commencing with "My grace is sufficient for thee" and was much comforted and quieted by the divine words.

More affectionate care and attention could not have been rendered to a mother, than her daughter and all her children and relatives had given her. Also that of her neighbors who also gave their assistance in so many ways, almost as if they, too, were her affectionate children. The deepest sympathy of all who knew her is with her loved ones, as they thus have her form taken from them.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the M. E. church by Rev. J. E Newsom, "Asleep in Jesus," and "Safe in The Arms of Jesus" were sung by Mrs. J. G. Githens, Clark Lester and J.A. Kime. "Fade, Fade Each Earthly Joy" was sung as a solo by Mrs. J. G. Githens. Her body was placed to rest in the family burial place in the Cedar Township cemetery north of Fremont. The pall bearers were six of her grandchildren: Hamer Roquet, Chester Roquet, Leonard Yeoman, Harry Yeoman, Floyd Yeoman, and Charles Yeoman--Contributed

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the friends, and all those who helped in caring for our dear mother; and for the sympathy shown us during her illness; also for the flowers and music. We take this plan in expressing our sincere thanks to all-THE FAMILY

In Memory of Mother Yeoman
In the greenwood sweetly sleeping
Where the cedar branches wave
Lies our dear and precious mother
In that lone and silent grave

There she lies and knows no sorrow
In that lone and silent spot
While around her grave are blooming
Roses and Forget-me-Nots

There the robin soon will warble
And the wild bee gaily hum
There the streamlet gently murmurs
And the water lilies bloom

There she is resting, sweetly resting,
Waiting for the resurrection morn,
When the books shall be opened
And the record there shall read;

"In as much as ye did it
Unto one of the least of these,
Ye did it unto me,
Therefore come to me, oh ye blessed,
For ye loved me, yes indeed" A FRIEND

Gravesite Details Photo credit to J Yeoman
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