Enos Ayres Axtell

Enos Ayres Axtell

Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
Death 5 Apr 1906 (aged 62)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 52701921 · View Source
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s/o Timothy Clark Axtell & Rachel DeBow
William H
Albert B
Lavina T
Theodore F
Sarah M
Melinda C
Hannah M
Clarissa P

married, Catherine Taylor
1867 in New York

Enos Ayres Axtell entered the US Army in April 1861 in the 14th NY, and later became Captain. He also served in the Navy for three years as an Engineer. At the battle of Fall's Church in 1861 he was on the skirmish line that ran across a yard where a Southern home had just been wrecked by the explosion of a shell. Captain Axtell stopped long enough to help a 17-year-old girl who was fleeing from the home. Here a romance began, and in spite of parental opposition, it resulted in an elopement and a marriage after the close of the war. Catherine Taylor of Fairfax, Virginia (a cousin of Zachary Taylor) and Enos' dramatic battlefield meeting and romance furnished the basis for Marie Correlli's "A Romance of Two Worlds." They lived in Kansas City for 35 years and Enos became an influential Republican Ward Leader. He was killed by a street car in front of his own home in Kansas City on April 5, 1906. Catherine died in Kansas City in March 1925.


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  • Created by: Linda Dukes
  • Added: 22 May 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 52701921
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enos Ayres Axtell (13 Jun 1843–5 Apr 1906), Find a Grave Memorial no. 52701921, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Linda Dukes (contributor 46842176) .