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Mae Boren Axton
Birth: Sep. 14, 1914
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1997
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA

Country Music Pioneer. Born in Bardwell, Texas, she was known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville'. Mae wrote some 200 songs, 14 of which made the charts, with the most notable being the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel", which was number one on the pop charts for 8 weeks, the country chart for 17 weeks and reaching number 3 on the R&B chart. Her influence contributed to the success of many musical careers including Mel Tillis, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Tanya Tucker and Johnny Tillotson. She was also the mother of country singer Hoyt Axton. She died of a heart attack in Hendersonville, Tennessee. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Mark Latimer Boren (1869 - 1956)
  Nancy Mae Weatherall Boren (1873 - 1950)
  John Thomas Axton (1913 - 1987)*
  Hoyt Axton (1938 - 1999)*
  John Boren Axton (1940 - 1995)*
  William Damos Boren (1896 - 1983)*
  John Darrell Boren (1898 - 1993)*
  Mark Dale Boren (1900 - 1958)*
  Lyle Hagler Boren (1909 - 1992)*
  Henry Perkins Boren (1912 - 1992)*
  Mae Boren Axton (1914 - 1997)
  Richard Latimer Boren (1924 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Hendersonville Memory Gardens
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Main Mausoleum
GPS (lat/lon): 36.31281, -86.59155
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 18, 2000
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Mae <i>Boren</i> Axton
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Mae <i>Boren</i> Axton
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Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Sep. 14, 2017
Happy 103rd Birthday
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