John W. Ashmore 1846-1910
Posted By: Kathy Weaver (email)
Date: 3/8/2019 at 16:11:31
January 13, 1910
John Ashmore was born in Scioto county, Ohio, March 11, 1846, and died at his home in Villisca, Iowa, Tuesday morning, January 11, 1910, at six o’clock. His death was from heart failure, and his illness began about one o’clock the day before his demise. Mr. Ashmore would have been 64 years on his next birthday. When a young man Mr. Ashmore moved from Ohio to Illinois, and was married to Miss Zipha Ann Beard near Galesburg on September 23, 1868. He and his wife moved to Iowa in 1873.
Mr. Ashmore had been a resident of Villisca for the past 35 years, and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large number of friends. He served in the Civil War, with Company G, 11th Ohio Cavalry, for two years and seven months, and received an honorable discharge at the war’s close. At the time of enlistment he was but seventeen years of age.
Mr. Ashmore was a well digger and tile contractor by occupation and at the time of his sudden demise had contracts for some seven or eight hundred rods of tile to be placed in the spring. He had been affiliated with the M.E. church for many years, and was a conscientious member. He also belonged to the G.A.R.Post of this city.
The funeral services will be held today at ten o’clock at the church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Enoch Hill, and interment will be made in the Villisca cemetery. The G.A.R. Post will attend the services in a body.
Mr. Ashmore is survived by a wife and seven children: Mrs. Hattie Marley of Clarinda, Charles Ashmore of Blanchard, Mrs. Lydia LaSalle of Des Moines, Lulu Saunders of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Mrs. Eva Ulrich of Bedford, Mrs. Venus Nace of Villisca, and Lester, also of this city. All will be present at the obsequies. There are also twenty grandchildren, and one great grandchild, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Ashmore. Deceased also leaves two brothers and two sisters: Asa Ashmore of Villisca, Charles Ashmore of Berryville, Ohio, Mrs. Mollie Beard of Clarinda and Mrs. Ben Knox of Samantha, Ohio.
By reason of Mr. Ashmore’s sudden demise, as well as because he had many traits of character which endeared him to his neighbors, the community extends to the bereaved relatives its deepest sympathy.
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