Clinton Jesse Axtell

Male 1883 - 1936  (53 years)


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  • Name Clinton Jesse Axtell 
    Born 4 Apr 1883  Axtell, Marshall, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID B152274BD78BA741A5D718BC94B2B3B6BE72 
    Died 16 Oct 1936  Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I578  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2010 

    Family Anna Frances Rothwell,   b. Mar 1883, [New York or Brooklyn, New York] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1949, Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1911  Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Schenectady Gazette Thurs. February 16, 1911
      "Weddings-Axtell-Rothwell. Clinton J. Axtell, of Buffalo, and Miss Anna F. Rothwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Rothwell, of 11 Grove place, were united in marriage Tuesday night at the home of the brides' parents by Rev. A.R. Stevenson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Only immediate friends and relatives were present. The couple left last night for Buffalo, where Mr. Axtell is employed as an electrical engineer."

      World War I Draft Registration
      Residence 10 Calder Street Schenectady. Born April 4, 1883. Electrical Engineer, Gen. Elec. Co. 1 River Road, Schenectady. Nearest Relative Anna F. Axtell, 10 Calder Schenectady. Registration date September 12, 1918. Medium height, medium build, brown eyes/black hair. Source Citation- Registration Location Schenectady County, New York; microfilm roll 1818932; Draft Board 3.


      "G. E. Engineer Dies Suddenly
      C. J. Axtell, 55, 258 W. 6th St. an engineer at the General Electric Company for many years, died suddenly Friday afternoon from a heart attack, suffered while in his office. His death was not discovered until Mrs. Eckert, his secretary, entered the office.
      Mr. Axtell came to Erie from Schenectady, New York, a number of years ago. He was one of the foremost locomotive control engineers in the country and was well known for many electrical improvements. He recently returned from Europe where he was investigating new developments in England. He was president of the University Club and a member of the Lawrence Park Golf Club.
      Funeral arrangements, in charge of Donald C. Burton Funeral Home 10th and Cherry Street, have not been completed. From the Erie Dispatch Herald dated Saturday 17 October 1936."
      (The above found at: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21968667)

      "b. April 4, 1883 at Axtell, Kansas. In 1887 went with his parents to Blue Rapids, Kans., where he received a High School education, after which he took a four year course at the K.S.A.C., at Manhattan, Kansas, graduated as Electrical Engineer. After a few months' work at Jackson, Mich. he went to Lynn, Mass. with the General Electric Co. and about a year and a half later was transferred to Schenectady, N.Y. plant, remained with them for several years, he later went with the Buffalo Traction Co. at Niagara Falls, as Assistant Electrical Engineer at their five power stations. Spent a year in Cleveland, Ohio, after which he returned to the General Electric Co. at Schenectady, and later was given charge of the Control Dept. of the Erie Works. He made a trip to England for the company while at Schenectady. He made two pleasure trips to South America, his hobby was pictures, he took many pictures in England and South America both still and movies. He was a member of the A.I.E.E., a Mason, and a Presbyterian. Feb. 14, 1911 he married Anna F. Rothwell, no children, he died Oct. 16, 1936 at Erie, Pa."
      (The above taken from: http://www.axtell-surname.org.uk/fam5087.html)