OLD RESIDENT GONE.
Death of John Ashmore, Citizen of Villisca Since 1874.
VILLISCA, Jan. 18 - John Ashmore, who-for 35 years had been a
resident of Villisca, died at his home here Tuesday, Jan. 11, after
illness of one day from heart trouble. He was born in Scioto county,
O., March 11, 1846, served in the 11th Ohio cavalry through nearly
three years of the civil war and at its close moved to Galesburg,
Ill., where he was married Sept. 23, 1868, to Miss Zelpha Beard. In
1873 they came to Iowa, and in 1874 to Villisca. He was a member of
the M. E. church and of the G. A. R. post. The funeral services were
held in the M. E. church Thursday morning, Jan 13, conducted by Rev.
Enoch Hill, and internment was in the Villisca cemetery. Mr. Ashmore
is survived by Mrs. Ashmore
and seven children, Mrs. Hattie Morley of Clarinda, Charles Ashmore
of Blanchard, Mrs. Lydia Lassell of Des Moines, Mrs. Lulu Saunders
of Burlington Junction, Mo., Mrs. Eva Ulrich of Bedford, Mrs. Venus
Nance and Lester Ashmore of Villisca.
STEPHEN B. SEELEY, who died at his home here Jan. 11, after
short illness, was in his 78th year. He was born in Pottsdam, N.Y.,
May 29, 1832, moved to Pitkin, Ill., when a young man and was
married there to Miss Agnes Powers Oct. 1, 1854. They moved to
College Springs, Iowa in 1884 and from there to Villisca in 1905. He
is survived by Mrs. Seeley and three children, Lucius Seeley of
Lyons, Ka., George and Miss Fannie Seeley of Villisca. Funeral
services by Rev. Enoch Hill were held in the M. E. church Thursday,
Jan. 13, and interment was in the Villisca cemetery.
T. F. Norton, of Villisca, who for several years has been a
traveling salesman for the McCord-Harlow Shoe Co., of St. Joseph,
Mo., has become a stockholder and assistant secretary and general
salesman of the McCord-Donovan Shoe Co., which is a consolidation of
the former company and the McCord Rubber Co. Mr. Norton will
continue to reside here.
Frank Selley and Omer Garrison have exchanged rural mail routes,
the former now having route No. 2 and the latter route No. 3.
J. C. Powers and son, Guy, and John Moore are here for a visit
of a week in the home of Mr. Powers' mother, Mrs. N. C. Powers.
Thomas Day recently underwent a surgical operation for removal
of his appendix in a hospital in Clarinda. He is recovering.
F. E. Evans has purchased the J. G. Sams residence property on
Fifth ave. He will move to the place about March.
O. H. Christopher, from Council Bluffs, is spending two weeks in
the home of his sister, Mrs. W. F. Brenton.
Mrs. H. H. Ash, here from Absarokee, Mont., on a visit departed
a few days ago for a visit in Oskaloosa.
Mrs. James Carmichael was in Bedford one day last week; going
there to attend the funeral of a cousin.
Mrs. John Doon arrived from Vinton a few days ago for a visit in
the home of her uncle, W. A. Alcorn.
Rev. W. J. Watson, of the Baptist church has been laid up for
several days with lumbago.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Stearns and one to Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Warne lately.
Miss Mary McCoy entertained about 30 young lady friends at a
"doll party" one evening lately.
Miss Olive Squires has returned from a visit of two weeks with
her parents at Wabash, Neb,
G. C. Beals has returned to Chicago after a visit of three weeks
whit his family here.
Mrs. George Marsh has given up her employment in the Weber
The question of building an armory for Co. B is being discussed.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Hoskins have moved to Charlton.
Plenty of old newspapers at the Sun office at 10 cents per 100.----------------