Bio: Axford, Harvey


Surnames: Axford, Stockbridge, Slorgan

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) page 641

Harvey Axford, deceased, who attained to a position of local prominence as a professional bookkeeper and accountant, was a native of Oxford, Mich. He came to Eau Claire in 1809 and there spent the balance of his life. He was an honorable member of the Masonic fraternity and attained to the degree of Knight Templar. He was careful, conscientious and thoroughly up-to-date in his methods, with a wide scope of practical as well as theoretical knowledge. He was a man of pleasing personality, and wherever known was esteemed for his thorough, manly qualities of mind and heart.

On January 27, 1869, at Portage City, Wis., he married Miss Nettie A. Stockbridge. Mrs. Axford was for fourteen years matron of the Eau Claire Children's Home, resigning the position in 1912. She is possessed of rare mental attainments and prominent in social circles, and is a member of the Old Settlers' Association of Eau Claire. Her father, Henry L. Stockbridge, was born in Syracuse, N. Y., and was by occupation a contractor and builder. He married Delia Slorgan, of Binghamton, N. Y., and to them two children were born, viz: Nettie J. and John H. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stockbridge are now deceased. His death occurred in November, 1873; his widow surviving until February 11, 1900. John H. Stockbridge died October 22, 1904, leaving a widow and two children, viz: Ida B. and Clarence L., who are still residents of Eau Claire.



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