Im not sure if we are talking about the same Ray Axelson but hes is my Grandfather as well and came in from Sweden. His formal name was Raymond Gothard Axelson. His brother was named Carl. His Fathers name was Gustov. My Grandfather was born 01/08/1924 and died from a blow to the head 12/17/66. My Mother is his oldest child, her first name is Barbara. My aunts and uncles names are Ray, Larry, Patricia and Linda. Im not sure if he had children from another marriage but i would be glad to know if we may be related. He was raised in Chicago and then went into the military. He served in the Army as a paratrooper in world war 2. While he was in NC he met my Grandmother, Faye and they moved to Chicago where my Mother was born 07/31/1946.
Where are you from and if any of this seems like it may fit let me know.