Family tree of Mae BOREN AXTON

Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Mae BOREN

American songwriter, known in the music industry as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville'

Born on September 14, 1914 in Bardwell, Texas, USA , United States

Died on April 09, 1997 in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA

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Mae Boren was born in Texas to Mark L. and Nannie Boren. The only daughter out of nine children, she is the sister of United States Congressman Lyle Boren. When Boren was two years old the family moved to Oklahoma. She attended East Central State College and the University of Oklahoma, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. She obtained a public teaching certificate and taught English and journalism at schools throughout Oklahoma.

Boren married John T. Axton, an officer in the US Navy, and they had two sons: country star Hoyt Axton and John, who became an attorney. The family lived in Comanche, Oklahoma during the children's pre-teen years. In 1949, the family moved to Jacksonville, Florida when Axton became stationed there. Boren taught English at Dupont High School.


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