Daughter of Thomas Patrick Vennum Axtell and Mary Margaret Mooney; Born August 8, 1867; married Adam Miles January 8, 1889; died May 28, 1921. She was my great-great-grandmother. Does anyone have any information on her? My great grandfather (Edith’s son), Charles, was always secretive about his past and when his daughter Edith (my grandmother) visited Watseka some years ago to trace her roots she met an Axtell cousin who told her that the original Edith was involved in a scandal where she ran off with a man of a different ethnicity whom she later married. I would like to know if Charles was the product of that marriage as he never had a birth certificate or perhaps was adopted by Edith. He also had a sister named Marie according to some censuses who died alone at the age of 25 in 1925. Any information anyone can give me about Edith, her husband, or her children would be much appreciated. Thank you.