Thursday, September 05, 2013

William Frederick Axe (1908- ), Jay County, Indiana

Working on filling in some gaps in my database by utilizing the "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959" database at to see what updates and corrections I could find.

William Frederick Axe (1908-    ) was the son of Fred Joseph and Amanda A. (Metzner) Axe.  His marriage to Dortha Ima Bailey on September 10, 1931 in Jay County, Indiana was found in the database.  Prior to this find, I didn't have Dortha's maiden name, their wedding date, William's middle name or the exact date of his birth.  Note at the top of the marriage license, they requested that it not be published in the newspaper.

"Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Aug 2013), William Fredrick Axe and Dortha Ima Bailey, 1931.
William was my paternal second cousin twice removed, our common ancestors were John and Catherine (Young) Metzner.  I have not traced his family beyond their marriage, other than to note they had at least three children.  

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