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Ash, John 1850-ca1937


Posted By: Monica
Date: 4/13/2012 at 12:01:30

I am not related and have no further information. This is from a old scrapbook owned by Clara "Jones" McCartney, they were glued in a book and most do not have dates or the name of the paper they are from.


John Edward Ash, son of Robert and Mary Ann Ash, was born near Manchester, Iowa, November 28, 1850. On Sept. 10, 1890 he was married to Almyra Cleveland at Edgewood, Iowa. To this union there were born three children; Edgar, who died in infancy, and Sylvester and Goldie, who are yet living at 1015 Ellis Blvd., Cedar Rapids. There are two grandchildren; Milard and Mrs. Donald Burnell; one great-grandchild, William Burnell. The deceased was one of eight children, George, Edward, James, Marion, Emily, Alice, Clarence and Charles. All have preceded him in death except Emily of Docoma, Oklahoma, and Charles of Edgewood.

His family moved to Kansas and lived there during the great drought in which they nearly perished from starvation. During their stay in Kansas the Cival War broke out and since the father was a northerner it was neccessary to move in order to save their lives. They came to Clayton Couonty, Iowa, where they bought a farm near Edgewood. Mr. Ash lived there until 1918 at which time he moved to Cedar Rapids remaining there until his death.

He was a member of the Bethany Congregational churhc of Cedar Rapids and lived a staunch Christian life. He exemplified the principles of honesty, truth and love and manifested these virtues in his everyday life. He was fond of the great out-of-doors and was a devoted admirer of flowers which he termed, "God's smiles on earth."

The many relatives living in the Wood Center community and a host of friends here join with the family in mourning the passing of Mr. Ash, who would have been 88 years of age had he lived until the 28th of next month.

Funeral services were held in the Edgewood Congregational church Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. the Rev. B. O. Bashore, pastor of the Bethany Congregational church in Cedar Rapids, conducted the services here. Music for the service was sung by D. E. Rhines, C. J. Rulon, F. I. Smith and F. R. Minkler with Miss Kirk as accompanist.
Casket attendants were Earl Culbertson, Herman Ackman, Harley Kraus, Paul Berens, Roy Culbretson and O. H. Berens. Burial was made in the Edgewood cemetery.


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