Notes for: Laura Gordon Bodine

This probably refers to this Laura Bodine. It is from the August 18, 1885 edition of the Hunterdon County Democrat (v. 48, no. 1).

At the residence of the bride's parents, near Stockton, August 5, by the Rev. E. C. Romine, of Philadelphia, Wm. D. Axtel, of Newark and Laura G. Bodine.

Since Laura's sister, Martha, was also married by Rev. Romine, I will assume this is the Laura who married William Axtell. This is surely correct, but it would need further checking.

From Ronny Bodine (November 22, 2018):

In 1900-1920, William and Laura Axtell lived in Belleville, Essex County where William worked as a machinist in 1900, foreman of a machine shop in 1910 and foreman of a pumps works in 1920. In 1900, he reported that in 14 years of marriage Laura had borne 2 children, both living with them and in 1910 reported both children were still living.

1920 Belleville, Essex Co., NJ: William AXTELL 58 NY foreman-pump works, Laura 57 NJ wife.

The 1925 city directory for Belleville, NJ lists William D. Axtell, but that of 1926 lists Laura G. Axtell, widow of William D.

1930 South River, Middlesex Co., NJ: Edward ASTELL 40 NJ banker, Helen 35 PA wife, Arthur 9 NJ son, Laura 68 NJ mother widow.

Obituary, The Daily Home News (New Brunswick, NJ) of Thursday, 29 Dec 1932.
Mrs. Laura Gordon Axtell, widow of William D. Axtell, Sr., died today at the home of her son, Edward Chapman Axtell, 377 Main street, Sayreville, after ailing for some time. Mrs. Axtell made her home with her son, who is connected with the Sayre and Fisher plant in Sayreville. The deceased is survived by two sons, Edward Chapman Axtell of Sayreville, and William Dayton Axtell, Jr., of Mansfield, O., and one sister, Miss Martha D. Rittenhouse of Stockton, N.J. A service will be held at her late home in Sayreville on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock a service will be held at the Randy Ridge Baptist Church, near Stockton, N.J. Interment will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Undertaker W. H. Quackenboss and Son.

Children: Edward (Jan 1889), William Dayton (July 1893).