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ASPER, Aaron J. 1935-1913

ASPER

Posted By: Chris Tonn (email)
Date: 8/24/2014 at 18:30:35

Marble Rock Journal Marble Rock, Iowa April 10, 1913

Aaron J. Asper

Aaron J. Asper was born in Summit Co., Ohio, September 18th, 1835, and died at this home in Marble Rock, Iowa, March 31st, 1913, aged 77 years, six months and thirteen days. His death came after an illness covering a period of a year and a half.

The deceased came to Iowa in 1857 and on the 13th of March 1860 was married to Christina S. Hawks, to this union were born six children, Roderick R., Cora E., Nora M., Edith Irene, Blanche E., and Carl J. Of the children, all still survive, except Roderick R., who died at the age of 32, and Carl J. who died at the age of two years. The wife and mother passed away August 23rd, 1904

Being one of the oldest settlers of this section of the state, Mr. Asper was known by a large circle of acquaintances who appreciated his high type of manhood and citizenship.

In the war of the 60s he showed his love for the flag and country, not only by enlisting himself, but, also by his efforts to enlist others. He proved himself a good soldier, and rendered that service for which all do him honor. Of his career as a soldier the following record is given: "A.J. Asper served in the army of the Tennessee, was a member of Co. B, 7th Regiment of Iowa Infantry, 16th Army Corps. Was detailed at camp Prospect to clerk in the Provost Marshall's office, where he served until the regiment was ordered into line for marching orders when he took his position in the ranks and remained with the Co. until after the battle of Kentucky when he was detailed and served his time out with the Western Sanitary commission."

Since 1881 Dr. Asper has been engaged in the drug business, being at the time of his death the oldest business man of the community. In his business and his social dealings he was appreciated for his genial disposition, and for his gentlemanly and courteous conduct toward all with whom he had dealings. His was a high type of manhood and citizenship and he will be missed by a large circle of friends and relatives.

Funeral services were held at the home in Marble Rock at ten o'clock Wednesday, April 2nd. A large number of friends assembled with the relatives, to express sorrow at the loss of their friend and to express sympathy to the sorrowing ones. At the conclusion of the services, the body was conveyed to East side Cemetery and laid to rest by the side of the loved ones who had preceded him.

Thus another veteran has made answer to the last roll call. Another faithful father has been removed from the family circle, and a kind hearted citizen and one was true to his conception of life has closed his earthly career.

The tender sympathy of every christian heart goes out to the sorrowing ????. May ???? Father sustain and conform them in their hours of sadness.


 

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