Obituary Record

Ella Augusta (Matteson) Axtell
Died on 8/30/1940
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Enterprise 5 Sept 1940

Mrs. Chris Axtell Funeral Rites

Mrs. Chris Axtell of this city passed away August 30, 1940 and funeral rites were held Monday afternoon and interment was made in the Blair cemetery.

Mrs. Axtell, as Ella Augusta Matteson, was born November 2, 1884 on a farm seven miles northwest of Blair. When she was still an infant the family moved to Blair where she grew to womanhood and where on August 18, 1905 she was married to James Christensen; to this union two children were born, Russell L., of Blair and Mrs. Audrey Farrell of Storm Lake, Iowa. The husband died August 14, 1913.

On June 22, 1916 she married Burgess Sager and to this union three children were born. Two died in infancy, the other, John Arthur, still made his home with his mother.

On May 5th, 1932 she married Chris L. Axtell who with two of her brothers and two sisters and the remaining children mourn her death.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Find A Grave #110801447

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 9/5/1940