Obituaries (A)

Charles Abbadusky Daisy Ashwood
Dale Abbadusky Albert Ashwood
Delbert Abbadusky Daisy Ashwood
Dorothy Abbadusky Earl Ashwood
Forrest Abbadusky Harry Ashwood
Mabel Abbadusky Horace Ashwood
Marion Abbadusky Ivon Ashwood
Ralph Abbadusky Kenneth Ashwood
Wayne Abbadusky Joseph Ashwood
Harriet Abernathy Julia Ashwood
William Abernathy Laura Ashwood
J. Samuel Abshier Loren Ashwood
Sarah Adams Mary Ashwood
Ira W. Allen Minnie Ashwood
Jerold Allen Ned Ashwood
Leona Allen Paul Ashwood
Luella Allen Polly Ashwood
William Allen Sarah Ashwood
Carrie Ames Sue Ashwood
Edith Anderson Thomas Ashwood
Elizabeth Andrews William Ashwood
Mary M. Armstrong Jennie Asquith
Dollie Ash Larry Aten
Albert Ashwood Philip Aylsworth
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Mabel Jane (Baughman) Abbadusky

Woman Died of Lock Jaw – Mrs. Babel Baughman Abbaudsky Died Suddenly, Last Week

Relatives and friends in Griswold were saddened last week when the news of the death of Mrs. Mabel Baughman Abbadusky, formerly a resident of this place, but who with her husband have been making their home near Fairview, Ill., for the past several years, was received in Griswold. The following article taken from the Canton, Ill., Ledger, of the issue of October 2nd, gives all the details:

Stricken with lockjaw at 2 o’clock yesterday morning while at her home, Mrs. Mabel Jane Abbadusky of Joshua Township died eight hours later at the Graham Hospital, after all efforts to save her life by the use of anti-tetanus serum had failed.

A small wound on her hand, received on a barb wire fence on Sept. 22, caused the sudden death from lockjaw, physicians found, although the small wound had given Mrs. Abbadusky no trouble between the time of its infliction and Sunday morning.

A coroner’s inquest held at Fairview this morning by Coroner L. E. Chapin resulted in a verdict that Mrs. Abbadusky came to her death from tetanus received accidentally through a flesh wound caused by a barbed wire. Dr. Crouch, of Fairview, John Abbadusky, husband of the woman, and a 12 year old child were the only witnesses examined.

It was brought out at the inquest that on Sept. 22, Mrs. Abbadusky and three children had gone out to the farm lot and that while there the woman picked up a corn stalk which had an ear of corn dangling from it. A cow in the lot grabbed at the ear of corn and as it ran, Mrs. Abbadusky’s hand was rubbed against the wire, causing the wound.

She thought little of the accident and treated the wound only with some liniment and a small bandage. According to the testimony of her husband, Mrs. Abbadusky had never complained of the wound or of its effects until Tuesday morning. Then she awoke about 2 o’clock and complained of stiffness in her neck and arms. Her husband applied hot compacts for a time but when it grew worse he called Dr. Crouch of Fairview. Upon analysis, Dr. Crouch pronounced it lockjaw and ordered her taken to the Graham Hospital at once.

There, the testimony revealed every effort was made to relieve her condition by giving anti-tetanus, but she failed to respond to the treatment and died at 10 o’clock in the morning.

Mrs. Abbadusky is survived by her husband and three children, ranging in age from 12 years down. The body was taken to Fairview and services and burial was held there.

(Typed as written and as it appeared in the newspaper in Griswold, Iowa, submitted by Janet Munts)

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MRS. WILLIAM ABERNATHY

Harriet Nellora Ross, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. John Ross was born April 23, 1866, several miles northwest of Table Grove on the farm known as Landmark, named after the old Ross home in the state of Virginia. On this farm the early years of her life was spent and in the neighborhood her first school days were passed. Some years latter she attended the Sacred Heart school in Peoria and the Mrs. Shimer's Academy at Mt. Carrol, Ill.
On March 24, 1892 she was married to Wm. Abernathy.

Mrs. Abernathy died at her home Feb. 29, 1916, of nephitis. Her sickness really extended back through a period of several years. She leaves besides her husband, the three children; Harriett Ross, James Carrol Ross, and Dorothy Ross.

Of the brothers and sisters there are Mrs. Catherine Pauline Ralston, of Los Angeles, Calif., David Ross, of Kalispell, Mont., John C. Ross, of Berkeley, Calif., and Charles P. Ross of Table Grove.

Mrs. Abernathy's was a life that found much joy in the beautiful things of the naive ? world., "Gods' Out of Doors" as we fondly term it". Her constant interest in the growing life of her children was a quality noted and admired by all. Her conviction on the things that help destroy life, were very pronounced. Early in life she identified herself with the temperance cause and through all the years she has been a faithful and strong friend of temperance. For sometime she has been a very interested member of a Christian Sunday School class...balance of article was cut off.

(Unknown newspaper, 1916, submitted by Diane Herd)

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DIES FROM INJURIES

The death of Wm. Abernathy, who some days ago shot himself, occurred Sunday night about 7 o'clock. Coroner Smith of Canton came Monday and impanelled a jury composed of Jas. Heflin as foreman, C. H. Haist, H. W. Hughes, Mrs. Jas. Heflin and L. S. Bellomy, who after evidence furnished, gave in the following verdict: "Death was found to be due to a brain abscess caused by a bullet wound, self-inflicted with suicidal intent. The bullet wound was inflicted several days ago.
(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Deana Paul)

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SAD NEWS

James Stokee (Stokoe) (SIC) who lives with his daughter Mrs. Jane Brown on East Elm St., Canton, Illinois, received word of the death of his daughter Mrs. Sarah Adams wife of A. A. Adams of Olympia, Washington who was formerly the wife of Walter Baughman.

(Canton Register, April 28, 1898, submitted by David Stokoe)

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ST. DAVID -- Ira W[illiam]. Allen, 87, of 109 Burlington Ave., formerly of Lewistown, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 1992, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton, where he had been a patient since Thursday.

Born May 23, 1905, in Pilot Grove to William and Nina Zoe Andrews Allen, he married Mildred Stevenson. She died in 1934. He later married Leona P. Foote on Sept. 21, 1935, in Galesburg. She died Jan. 15, 1992.

One brother and three sisters also preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons, Ira Jr. of Bend, Ore., Warren of Hebron, Ohio, and Larry of New London, Iowa; two daughters, Linda Cook of St. David and Eleanor Sappington of Cuba; one brother, Willard of Cicero; three sisters, Delores McMain of East Peoria, Julia Anderson of Bridgeton, Mo., and Florence Horton of Canton; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He worked at International Harvester Co. in Canton for 42 years before retiring in 1973. He was a member of the United Auto Workers.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Henry Memorial Home in Lewistown. The Rev. Barbara Short will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Cancer Society or to the Buckheart Rescue Squad.

(Peoria Journal Star, September 7, 1992, submitted by Paula Allen)

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ST. DAVID--- Leona P. Allen, 73, of 109 Burlington Ave. formerly of Lewistown, died at 10:22 PM, Wednesday (January 15, 1992) in the emergency room at Graham Hospital.
Born February 11, 1918, in Smithfield, the daughter of Ambrose E. and Calla (Pickering) Foote, she married Ira W. Allen on September 21, 1935 in Galesburg. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Ira "Junior" of Bend, OR., Warren of Hebron, OH and Larry of New London, IA; one daughter Mrs. Gerald "Linda" Cook of St. David; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Eleanor Sappington of Cuba; nine grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Two brothers, Russell "Bud" Foote of Peoria Heights, and Jack Foote of Pekin; and six sisters, Doris Courson of Galesburg, Ruth Wilson of Knoxville, Helen Shepperd and Mary Workman, both of Peoria, Joanne Russell of Pasadena, CA and Marilyn Gorgone of West Hills, CA. She was preceded in death by one sister.

Services were to be held at 2 PM today at Henry Memorial Home in Lewistown, the Rev. Barbara Short officiating. Visitation was to have been one hour prior to services. Burial was to have been at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Memorials may be made to the Buckheart Rescue Squad.

(Canton Daily Ledger, January 17, 1992, submitted by Jennifer Cook)

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MRS. LUELLA ALLEN DIES

Mrs. Luella Allen passed away on Saturday noon, April 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Hezlep, after an illness of five months, at the age of 75 years.

Mrs. Allen was a daughter of Findley and Lucinda (Johnson) Kruzan, and was born near Lewistown on July 7, 1861, and had lived here all her life. She was united in marriage with William Riley Allen, who preceded her in death.

Five children survive their mother; John W. Allen, Mrs. Delia Fitch, Mrs. Emma Fraikes, Mrs. Pearl Hezlep, and Earl Allen, all of Lewistown. There are also 17 grandchildren.

There is one brother surviving, Henry Kruzan of Canton. Two children, four brothers and five sisters are deceased. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. R. F. Ray and interment was in Oak Hill cemetery.

(Fulton County Democrat, Lewistown, Illinois April 21, 1932, pg. 1, submitted by Debra Hill)

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William R. Allen

William R. Allen died at his home in Waterford township on March 13, after a few days' illness from blood poisoning.

He was born in Indiana, Oct. 5, 1854. On Sept. 4, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Luella Kruzan. To them were born seven children, six of whom with their mother survive. They are, John of Liverpool; Mrs. Daisy Dickson, Waterford; Mrs. Delia Fitch of this city; Mrs. Emma Ogden of Canton, and Earl and Pearl at home. He also leaves three brothers, George W. and Henry of this city, and Sylvester of Arkansas, and Mrs. Rosa Crabtree of this city.

Mr. Allen was a member of the Free Methodist church and was a good citizen who will be greatly missed. The funeral took place Friday morning at the Free Methodist church with burial in Oak Hill cemetery.

(Fulton County Democrat, March 20, 1918, pg. 5 , submitted by Debra Hill)

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THE DEATH RECORD- Carrie M. (Allen) Parsley-Ames

Mrs. Carrie Myrtle Ames died at her home in Clarinda, Iowa, May 19. Carrie Allen was born in Waterford twp. Dec. 24,1883, the daughter of William Allen and wife. In 1900 she was united in marriage to John Parsley, and to them were born three children, Spica Luella, Elizabeth Viola and Arthur Wiley. Mr. Parsley died May 18,1907. She was united in marriage later to Frank Ames, and to them were born two children, Frances Irene and Ida Mae.

Besides her husband and five children she leaves her parents, William Allen and wife; four sisters, Mrs. Daisy Dickson, Mrs. Delia Fitch, Mrs. Emma Ogden and Miss Pearl Allen; and two brothers, John and Earl Allen. The remains were brought to her old home in Waterford twp., where funeral services were held in the Waterford Church Friday morning, conducted by Rev. James W. Pruen.

(Fulton County Democrat, May 26, 1915, pg. 5, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Mother Dies After Son Is Born Dead- Elizabeth (Kruzan) Andrews

Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews, Route 3, died at 12:10 o'clock this morning at the Graham hospital, after having submitted to a cesarean operation. Her child, a son, was dead at birth.

Mrs. Andrews, born Feb. 28, 1890, in Waterford township, a daughter of Henry and Ida (Marshall) Kruzan, was married Nov. 27, 1910, to Charles E. Andrews, who survives.

Brothers and sisters living are Sherman, Ipava; Edward, Jesse, and Mrs. George King, Canton and Mrs. Mary Vaughn, Route 3.

Mrs. Andrews was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Murphy Memorial home, with the mother and child being buried together in Greenwood cemetery. Note: (Son was Charles E. Andrews Jr.)

(Canton Daily Ledger, June 15, 1935, Pg. 1, submitted by Debra Hill)

Mother And Child Buried Yesterday

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Andrews and her infant son were held yesterday afternoon. at the Murphy Memorial Home, with the Rev. A. G. Hinkle officiating. A large crowd attended. Mrs. Oscar Benson and Mrs. Clyde Fouts sang, accompanied by Miss Louise Andrews.

Pallbearers were Jesse Fidler, Isaac Woodcock, Bryan Bennett, Lawrence Lingenfelter, Wilbur Raker and Edward Hummell.

Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Canton Daily Ledger, June 18, 1935, pg. 1, submitted by Debra Hill)

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Horace Raymond "Raymond" Ashwood
July 4, 1934

     Raymond Ashwood Died In Muskogee, Okla., July 2
     Mrs. Gertrude M. Peck of Ray, and sister Mrs. John Crumley of Morgan county, departed Monday night for Muskogee, Okla., in response to a message announcing the death of their brother, Raymond Ashwood, a former resident of this locality.
     Mr. Ashwood, second son of John and Rose Ashwood, was born on a farm near Ray about forty-eight years ago.
     In early manhood he was joined in marriage to Miss Effie Montooth, who preceded him in death.
     Besides several grown children, Mr. Ashwood is survived by his father, two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Peck and Mrs. Elizabeth Crumley, and three brothers, Harry Ashwood of Muskogee, Okla., Ned Ashwood of Oakland township, and John Ashwood, Jr., whose place of residence is unknown.
(Unknown newspaper, July 4, 1934, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Obituary

RAY NEWS

Joseph Ashwood died this morning {Wednesday} after a long illness. Funeral will be held on Thursday. (Rushville Times, August 26, 1897, pg. 3, col. 4, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Joseph Ashwood, Personal, August 16, 1897

Samuel Harding received a telegram Wednesday telling of the death of Mr. Joseph Ashwood, His uncle, near Ray, Schuyler County, Illinois. Mr. A. once lived this vicinity, leaves wife and 6 children.

Joseph Ashwood
In Memorial

     Joseph Ashwood was born in the town of Ridgemont, England, Jan. 7, 1823; died Aug. 24, 1897, in his 75th year.
     He was converted and united with the Baptist Church at the age of 16. When 21 years old he came to the United States and settled in Adams county, Ill, where he was married to Miss Julia Harding, Dec. 9, 1848. About 1870 they moved to the farm in Oakland township, Schuyler county, where they have since resided. His devoted wife, five sons, one daughter and twenty grand-children sadly mourn their irreparable loss, yet rejoice that for the loved, revered husband and father to die was gain.
     Shortly after they moved to this county Mr. Ashwood united with the M. E. Church, of which his wife had long been a worthy member. During his entire membership he was an active, earnest Christian; was prominent in Sabbath school, and for many years he acted as superintendent of several schools in his neighborhood. His services were acceptable always, and his pleasant manner and gift of song endeared him to all. His last illness was protracted and often painful, but borne with utmost fortitude and patient, cheerful resignation. His end was perfect peace, conscious to the last, and passing away calm as an infant sinks to rest. 
("Obituaries and Death Related Items from the Clayton Enterprise 1879-1900", submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Obituary

JULIA ANN ASHWOOD [Harding]

      Julia Ann Harding was born in New York City, June 7, 1826, and died at Ray {Schuyler County}, Illinois, April 14, 1913, aged 88 years, 10 months, 7 days.
     The deceased came with her parents to the state of Illinois when she was about 13 years of age. They came as far as Ohio, and overland the remained of the trip, and because of the heavily loaded wagons, she walked most of the way.
     They settled on a large tract of land near Clayton, Adams County, and the deceased remained with the parents until she was married to Joseph Ashwood, December 9, 1848.
     They purchased apart of the original tract of land and lived there until 1867 or 1868 and moved in Browning Township where they resided until the death of the husband and father which occurred August 24, 1897.
     There were seven children, seven sons and two daughters, Sarah died who's about two years old, and Thomas died March 21, 1910, being the oldest of the children. The remaining children four sons and one daughter were all in attendance at the funeral. There are 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
     Deceased was converted in early life. The joy of the Lord came to her heart as she was entering the ground of a camp meeting. She with her husband, united with the Methodist Church a great many years ago.
     Their home was the home of all truly evangelical ministers. It could be said of them that they were given to hospitality. Their Christian influence and deeds of kindness ws felt far and wide in the community, the poor and needy always found in them a source of help and sympathy. And their Christian imprint was made upon their own family, all of whom are Christians and living in hope of meeting the beloved parents who so devotedly gave their lives to this end. Doubtless many will rise in the resurrection and call them blessed.
     The last illness of Mother Ashwood was at the home of her son John, in Ray. She came on a visit to see her brother, John R. Harding, who was ill at that time and died the following October. She took sick while on the visit and hagered for nearly a year when the messenger called her from her sufferings to her reward. She was unable to speak after last Thursday, but on Sunday evening the children gathered about her bed and sang some of the old hymns. She opened her eyes and her son, John asked her if all was well to raise her hand, and with the rallying strength she had left she lifted her hand, thus signifying her full preparation to meet the Lord. May peace be to her slumbering ashes till the morning of the resurrection shall came forth the sleeping dust and the power of Christ shall change the earthly to the immortal.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 o'clock at the home of her son, John Ashwood, in Ray, conducted by Rev. F. L. Hall, of Greenville, Illinois, assisted by Rev. T. A. Daly, of Vermont {Illinois}. Interment in the Rushville Cemetery.
(Rushville Times April 17, 1913, pg. 11, col. 2-3, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Obituary

RAY NEWS

Grandma Ashwood died at the home of her son, John Monday morning at 5 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the resience Tuesday at 11 a. m., conducted by Rev. Hall of Greenville {Illinois}.

Just above this announcement is this......

Mrs. {Thomas} Sarah Ashwood and granddaughter, Freda {Freeda} Montooth, Jon, Young and family and Rev. Cox spent Sunday with Thomas Tracy and family. (Rushville Times, April 17, 1913, pg. 5, col. 3, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Obituary for Laura LANGNER ASHWOOD

    Laura Langner, daughter of Frederick Christian and Cassin Dane Langner, was born near Pleasant View, Ill., February 24, 1865. In her early childhood her parents moved to Rushville, when 13 years of age her parents moved to a farm in Browning Township.
    On June 17, 1885 she was married to Charles L. Ashwood. To them were born two children, Ralph, who lived only 7 months and Lula Emma, wife of Paul Demaree remaining at home.
    In the fall of 1887 she became a member of the M. E. church. She passed away December 28.
    Those who remain to mourn her departure are: the husband, and daughter, a half sister Mrs. Eva Angle and sisters Mrs. Lettie Ashwood, Mrs. Agnes Parks, Miss Minnie Langner, Mrs. Nora Fulks, Mrs. Emma Strong and brother John.
    Funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. W. Watts. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
(Rushville Times, Jan. 4, 1923, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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IN MEMORIAM

Mrs. Thomas W. Ashwood

     Sarah Ashwood, the daughter of Robert and Mary Jane Allison Aten, was born in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, Illinois September 9, 1858 and departed this life in the Culbertson Hospital in Rushville, November 20, 1956 at the age of 98 years, two months and 11 days. She was a member of a large family, being one of nine children born to her parents. Her six brothers and two sisters have all preceded her in death.
     As was the custom of her time, she obtained her schooling in the local rural school.
     On April 19, 1876 she was married to Thomas W. Ashwood. To this union were born three daughters and one son. Minnie (deceased), wife of Joseph Young; Hattie (deceased), wife of Walter {John Walter} Montooth; Nora, wife of Fred Ritchey and Herschel Ashwood. Upon the death of their daughter, Hattie, they took into their home, Hattie's two small children, Roland and Frieda {Freeda}(Roudebush), whom they reared as their own, giving them the loving care denied them by the untimely death of their mother. Mr. Ashwood passed away May 21, 1910.
     In her early life, Mrs. Ashwood joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ray, where she maintains her membership until the time of her death.
     Mrs. Ashwood lived a long and useful life, maintaining a home where her children early learned lessons in thrift and orderliness which they in turn have passed on to their children and their children's children. She was the mother of four, the grandmother of nine, the great-grandmother of 18 and the great-great-grandmother of 23 children, all of whom can revere her memory.
     Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 22, at the Voorheers, Memorial home, the Rev. Lewis Dee Hopper, officiating. Burial was in Rushville Cemetery.
(unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Obituary

     Thomas Ashwood, one of the prominent and influential citizens of Oakland Township {Schuyler County}, died at his home near Ray on Saturday morning. He had been ill for several months with heart trouble, and his death was not unexpected to those who knew of his condition.
     On Monday afternoon funeral services were held at the family residence conducted by Rev. W. M. Mailey of this city {Rushville, Illinois} and Rev. Webster of Astoria {Fulton County, Illinois}, and the remains were brought to this city for interment. The following obituary has furnished the Times:
     Thomas Ashwood, the eldest son of Joseph and Julia Ann Ashwood, was born in Clayton, {Adams County}, Illinois, March 31st, 1852, and fall asleep in Jesus the morning of May 21st, 1910, at his home near Ray, Illinois, being 58 years, 1 month and 20 days old.
     He was married to Sarah Jane Aten, April 19th, 1876. To this union were born four children: Mrs. Minnie Young, Mrs. Nora Ritchey, and Herschel Ashwood. Mrs. Hattie Montooth and her infant son preceded her father to the giery {glory} world six years ago.
     He was converted and joined the M. E. Church in 1876, and lived an extent and active Christian like his father, who was known far and wide for his labors in the master's vineyard {God}.
     Brother Ashwood was deeply interested in the welfare of those about him; never was he too busy to lend a helping hand when he could benefit the church or community, or give assistance to any one in need. He bore the responsibility and burden of the church faithfully and gladly as long as his health could permit. He was a man of ____{good} judgment, having held a number of public offices; his neighbors came to him for council and advice.
     His last and fatal illness was of long endurance, but was bore patiently. Frequently he spoke of his trust in God; that everything works together for the good to those who love him.
     He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, three children, seven grandchildren, his aged mother, four brothers and one sister, all of whom reside in Schuyler County, and a host of other relatives and friends.
     *Note: Real estate at time of death: Southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section thirty-five, except on & one half acres in the northwest corner thereof. The southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section 35, The west half of the south half of the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 35, All of said land situated in Township 3 north, range 1 west {Oakland Township} , Schuyler County, Illinois.
(Rushville Times, May 26, 1910, pg. 1, col. 1, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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William H. Ashwood
GUYMON, Okla.

     William H. "Bill" Ashwood, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Henson-Novak Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Elmer Conley of Booker, Texas, officiating.      Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fort Gibson National Cemetery at Muskogee, Okla.
     Mr. Ashwood was born in Muskogee. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He married Frances Mae Schickling in 1958 in
Philadelphia. They moved to Guymon in 1978 from Fairview.
     Mr. Ashwood was a speech and hearing teacher in the Fairview and Guymon schools for many years before retiring. He was a member of the United Church of God.
     Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Janice Ashwood of Guymon and Deidre Danece Ashwood of Weatherford, Texas; a sister, Mary Wozniak of Muskogee; four brothers, Tommy Ashwood, Dick Ashwood, Johnny Ashwood and Jack Ashwood, all of Muskogee; and a granddaughter.
     A Bill Ashwood Memorial has been established for the March of Dimes Foundation c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Home, Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday; and until service time on Monday. 
(Unknown paper and date, submitted by Scottie McCoy)

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Long Illness Ends - One Highly Esteemed

     Mrs. Mary Armstrong died at 8:15 o'clock Monday morning at her home at 252 North Avenue A. Death was due to cancer and followed nine months of illness, in the last four weeks of which she was confined to her bed.
     Mary "Mollie" Stout was born in New Brunswick, N.J. on Jan 23, 1844 and came to Illinois with her parents Charles and Mary Stout in 1853. The family settled at Spring Lake, Tazewell county, where they resided for 16 years, coming to Canton 38 years ago. Her parents have been dead for several years.
     The marriage of A. Campbell Armstrong and Miss Mary M. Stout took place at Albia, Iowa on June 25, 1882. Following their marriage, they resided in Creston, Iowa for 6 years, after which they returned to Canton, where they have lived ever since.
     Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her husband and their only child, Mrs. Noah (Maude) Kingery of Canton. She is also survived by six siblings; Josiah Stout of Centralia, Ill., Joseph Stout of Randolph, Iowa, Isaac Stout of Fairview, Ill., Mrs. G. V. (Susan) Hageman of Seward, Neb., Mrs. John (Anna) Polhemus of Fairview and Mrs. G. W. (Sophie) Lane of Canton. Two brothers are deceased.
     Mrs. Armstrong was for many years a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, deeply interested in its prosperity and an active participant in all departments of church work. In her long residence in Canton she gained a host of friends by whom she was held in the highest regard for her many estimable qualities, and everywhere throughout the community there is regret that her useful life has reached its close, and sincere sympathy is extended for the bereaved relatives. The funeral will be held at the Kingery home tomorrow, with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.
(Canton Daily Register, Oct. 8, 1907, submitted by Tony Kaney)

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Long Illness Ends

Mrs. A. Campbell Armstrong Enters Into Rest
One Highly Esteemed
Active Member Presbyterian Church and Had Host of Friends in Community


Mrs. Mary M. "Mollie" Armstrong, wife of A. Campbell Armstrong, died at 8:15 o'clock Monday morning at her home, 252 N. Avenue A. Death was due to cancer, and followed 9 months of illness, the last 4 weeks of which had confined Mrs. Armstrong to her bed.

Mary Mettler Stout was born in New Brunswick, NJ on January 23, 1844, and came to Illinois with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Stout, in October of 1853. The family settled at Spring Lake in Tazewell county, where they lived for 16 years, coming from there to Canton 33 years ago. Her father died 5 years ago, and her mother 3 years previously.

The marriage of A. Campbell Armstrong and Mary M. Stout took place at Albia, Iowa on June 25, 1882. Following their marriage they resided for 6 years in Creston, Iowa after which they returned to Canton, where they have since lived. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her husband and her only child, Mrs. Maude Kingery of Canton. Other near relatives are three brothers and three sisters; Josiah Stout of Centralia, Joseph Stout of Randolph, Iowa, Isaac Stout of Fairview, Mrs. Garret V. Hageman of Seward, Nebraska, Mrs. John Polhemus of Fairview and Mrs. George W. Lane of Canton. Two brothers are deceased.

Mrs. Armstrong was for many years a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church, deeply interested in its prosperity and an active participation in all departments of church work. In her long residence in Canton she gained a host of friends by whom she was held in the highest regard for her many estimable qualities, and everywhere throughout the community there is regret that her useful life has reached its close, and sincere sympathy for the bereaved relatives. (Canton Daily Ledger, Oct. 8, 1907, submitted by Tony Kaney)

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A NOTABLE PIONEER

PHILIP AYLSWORTH, of Fulton County, Illinois, died at the residence of his nephew, Nathaniel Aylsworth near Ellisville, December 22, 1883, in the 87th year of his age.  He was compelled to stop with his nephew on his return from a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Chloe Helen Ensley, of Menard County, being quite ill at the time, which illness after ten days terminated in his death.  Philip Aylsworth was born in the town of Foster, R. I., April 20, 1797, and was the eleventh of a family of twelve, the children of Peleg and Anna (Cole) Aylsworth, who, leaving Rhode Island in the autumn of 1797, dwelt thereafter in Otsego and Chenawgo Counties, N. Y.  He was probably the last representative of the fourth generation from Arthur Aylworth (the family surname properly contains no s), who for conscience sake left England after the death of Cromwell and made a home on Quidnesset, in the Narragansett County, Philip Aylsworth early acquired an education and taught common schools in Luzerne County, Pa., Seneca County, N. Y., and in his own county, where he was chosen to the office of school superintendent of those days.  Coming to Illinois in the spring of 1822 he on the 11th day of May of that year established a ferry at the present side of Beardstown.  In 1827 he platted that town and gave it its name for his honored friend, Thomas Beard.  In July, 1828, he established a ferry at Meredosia, and afterward became a part proprietor of that town, to which he gave the name, anglicizing the term applied by the French traders to the lake near there, Mere d’Osier.  The grave of Osier, a trader who died there, was marked by a cross with the name inscribed thereon and located on the eminence where he and his wife Chloe (Goodale) Aylsworth first constructed a shelter under a covering of dried barks.  To promote the interest of his ferry he spent eight days trailing through the grass on horseback and blazing trees with a hatchet from Meredosia to the present site of Quincy, and the railroad now connecting these two points follows this old trail with but eight variations throughout its extent.  While at Meredosia he spent much time surveying for the government.  In 1837 he transferred his interest to Fulton County, and located at the present site of Babylon Mills, which mills he built at that time or very soon after and where he afterward resided.  He was a Major in the Blackhawk War.  Another item worthy of mention: To avoid hardship settlers were then frequently subjected to by having their land bought from under them by speculators, Mr. Aylesworth drafted a bill for congress to act upon giving settlers the prior right of purchase.  This he gave into the hand of Joseph Duncan, afterwards governor of the state, then the representative in congress from Illinois.  No action was got on this the first years, 1829, but in 1830, owing largely, no doubt, to Mr. Aylesworth’s earnest correspondence in the meantime with representatives in eastern states, congress passed the bill, with but a slight alteration of the original draft—the first pre-emption law ever passed by Congress.  To the latest year of his life he continued in the employment of his faculties to a remarkable degree, never having used glasses, reading with ease very fine print, and writing the smooth and delicate hand of his earlier year.  He was buried on the bluffs near Babylon Mills, where several members of his family rest.  His first wife died in 1839, his second, Elizabeth (Beers) in 1859 and his third, Cynthia (Aylsworth) in 1863. Six of his twelve children survive him, each one a head of a family—H. E. A.—Bushnell Record, 28th ult. (Fulton County Ledger of Jan. 3, 1884  submitted by Judy Churchill)

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Death of Albert "Henry" Henry Ashwood

Bryant Man Injured As Truck Hits Auto At Route 78 Junction

A truck-auto accident at the junction of Routes 78 and 100 five miles south of Canton, at 6:55 today sent Henry Ashwood, about 55, of Bryant, driver of the truck, to the Graham hospital for treatment of lacerations of the head and face and a possible brain concussion.

Driver of the car was L. George Newcomb, of Havana. He did not require immediate medical attention but may have sustained injuries to his knees.

The accident occurred while Ashwood, employed at the United Electric Coal Company's Buckheart mine, was driving his Model A pickup truck on Route 100 enroute to work. Newcomb, driving north on Route 78, told a bystander that he was unable to stop when Ashwood crossed Route 78 to a road leading to the mine. Newcomb reportedly said that Ashwood failed to halt at the intersection. State police said that Newcomb had the right of way.

Thrown clear of the truck when it was hurled off the road by the force of the collision, Ashwood sustained a severe laceration of the right eye, other cuts and bruises about the head and face and a possible concussion. Hospital attaches reported his condition as fair.

Both vehicles were severely damaged in the accident.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Mar. 26, 1949, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Seven Highway, Street Accidents On Saturday

12 Cars, Two Trucks, Bicycle Involved, No Fatalities Reported

A series of street and highway accidents beginning at dawn and continuing into the late hours of the evening were crammed into the Saturday of the first weekend in spring in Canton and Fulton county.

The final toll when the clock struck midnight was seven accidents, involving a semi-trailer truck, a bicycle, a hit-and-run driver, 12 autos, and numerous injuries, ranging from a bloody nose to a fractured skull. No deaths were reported.

The first accident, reported in Saturday's edition of the Ledger, involved a car driven by George Newcomb, Havana, and a Model A pickup truck operated by Henry Ashwood, Bryant. Ashwood's truck was thrown from the road and its driver hurled several feet by the collision, occurring at the junction of Routes 78 and 100. Ashwood was admitted to the Graham hospital with head and face lacerations and a brain concussion. Newcomb was not reported seriously injured.

The next accident .....

Note: Albert "Henry" Henry died as a result of this accident on March 26, 1949 still in the Graham Hospital in Canton. Born May 30, 1909 at Ray, Illinois, the son of Ned Durham and Daisy Elizabeth Robinson Ashwood, he married Mary Barnhart January 2, 1931 and had son, Harry L Ashwood.

(Canton Daily, Mar. 28, 1949, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Auto Accident Victim Dies In Hospital; Resident of Bryant

Henry Ashwood, 55, of Bryant, died at 8:10 a.m. today in the Graham hospital.

He was admitted at 7:15 a.m. Saturday for emergency treatment following an accident at the junction of Route 78 and 100.

A story elsewhere in today's issue of the Ledger relates the details of the accident.

The body was removed to the Murphy Memorial Home, but no further details on Mr. Ashwood's life or arrangements is expected to be made available today. Dr. Rod Maguire, Fulton Co. coroner, has not set an inquest date.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Mar. 28, 1949, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Mary Louise Barnhart Ashwood

St. David - Mary L. Ashwood, 89, of 606 Lincoln died at 5:06 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton.

Born Nov. 6, 1912, in Canton to Harry and Alta Sprecher Barnhart, she married Henry A. Ashwood on Jan. 2, 1931, in Peoria. He died March 28, 1949.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Harry L. Ashwood, one brother and three sisters.

Surviving are a caregiver, her daughter-in-law, Alberta Ashwood of Canton; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and six great great-grandchildren.

She worked for Canton Manufacturing for 28 years.

She was a member of the Chautauqua-Goofy Ridge Gun Club.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. Steve Nebergall will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.

(Peoria Journal Star, Feb. 20, 2002, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary for Harry Louis Ashwood

Harry L. Ashwood, 63, of 144 E. Beech St. died at 5 a.m. Monday (July 5,1993) at his residence.

Born February 2, 1930, in Canton, the son of Henry and Mary Barnheart Ashwood, he married Alberta L. Wagner on November 6, 1980 in Havana. She survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Mary Ashwood of St. David,; four sons: David of Waynesville, Mo., Randy of Wilmington, N. C., Paul and Jeff of Canton; two step sons, Fred Riley of Canton and Donald Riley of Peoria, two step-daughters both of Canton; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His father preceded him in death.

He worked in maintenance for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 15 years, last working on November 28, 1990 due to ill health. He was a former part-time police officer in London Mills; a member of the Canton Auxiliary Police from 1976 to 1977; and director of the ESDA in Canton from May 1, 1978, to February 1980.

He served in the U. S. Army during peacetime.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, the Rev. Rodney W. Ruberg officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Dunferline Village Hall immediately following the services. Burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

(Canton Daily Ledger, July 6, 1993, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Harry Ashwood

Canton - Harry L. Ashwood, 63, of 144 E. Beech St. died at 5 a.m. Monday, July 5, 1993, at his residence.

Born Feb. 2, 1930, in Canton to Henry and Mary Barnhart Ashwood, he married Alberta L. Wagner on Nov. 6, 1980, in Havana. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother of St. David; four sons, David Ashwood of Waynesville, Mo., Randy Ashwood of Wilmington, N.C., and Paul Ashwood and Jeff Ashwood, both of Canton; two stepsons, Fred Riley of Canton and Donald Riley of Peoria; two stepdaughters, Lisa Riley and Kimberly Riley, both of Canton; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was a highway maintainer for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 15 years, last working Nov. 28, 1990, due to ill health. He was a former part-time police officer in London Mills and a former member of the Canton Auxiliary Police. He was a former director of the Emergency Services and Disaster Agency for the city of Canton. He was an Army veteran.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Rodney W. Ruberg will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.

(Peoria Journal Star, July 6, 1993, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Ned Durham Ashwood

Canton - Ned Ashwood, 78, of 1125 S. Fifth St., died yesterday morning in Graham hospital.

He was born Oct. 19, 1887 in Ray, Ill., a son of John and Rose Ashcraft Ashwood and was married Sept. 4, 1907 in Rushville to Daisy Robinson. She died in 1964.

Surviving are four sons, Earl of rural Smithfield, Loren of Ipava, Ivan of Orofino, Ida., and Kenneth of Canton; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Shinnifield of Lewistown, Mrs. Loine Koelling of St. David, and Mrs. Archie Kaler of Canton, with whom Mr. Ashwood made his home; 22 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tues in Murphy Memorial Home Canton, with burial in Pittenger Cemetery at Ray. Friends may call after 4 p.m. tomorrow in the memorial home.

(Canton Daily Ledger, August 28, 1966, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary for Daisy Robinson Ashwood

Smithfield - Mrs. Daisy Ashwood, a resident of this area, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday [March 2, 1964] in her home. She had been in ill health several years.

Mrs. Ashwood was born march 21,1885 in Oakland township, Schuyler County, a daughter of Alonzo and Ruey (Bechtol) Robinson. She was married Sept. 4, 1907 at Rushville, to Ted {Ned} Ashwood, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Earl Ashwood, Rt. 1, Smithfield; Loren Ashwood, rural Farmington; Ivan Ashwood, Brewster, Wash.; Kenneth Ashwood, Canton; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Shinnefield, Rt. 1, Lewistown; Mrs. Archie Kaler, 1125 S. 5th Ave., Canton; Mrs. Loine Koelling, St. David; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Alice Simpson, Rushville.

She was preceded in death by three sons, three brothers and three sisters.

Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

(unknown newspaper, Mar. 1964, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Mrs. Daisy Ashwood Dies in Smithfield on March 2

Mrs. Daisy Ashwood, 78, a lifetime resident of the Canton area died at her home in Smithfield on March 2, following a lengthy illness. She had resided at Smithfield four years.

She was born March 21, 1885,in Schuyler county, a daughter of Alonzo and Ruey Bechtol Robinson . She was married Sept. 4, 1907 in Rushville to Ned Ashwood, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Earl of Smithfield, Loren of Farmington, Ivan of Brewster, Wash.; and Kenneth of Canton; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Shinnefield of Lewistown, Mrs. Archie Kaler of Canton and Mrs. Loine Koelling of St. David; 23 grandchildren; 31 great- grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Alice Simpson, of Rushville. Three sons, three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Murphy Memorial Home by the Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor of the Smithfield Methodist church. Burial was in Pittenger cemetery at Ray.

(Rushville Times, Mar. 12, 1964, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary for Earl Vencel Ashwood

Smithfield - Earl V. Ashwood, 78, of rural Smithfield, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday [June 11, 1989] at his residence.

Born February 25, 1911, in Ray, Ill., the son of Ned and Daisy (Robinson) Ashwood, he married Annabelle Fraley on August 20, 1931, in Roodhouse, Ill. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Robert of Smithfield and Thomas of rural Cuba; five daughters, Joan Krentz and Betty Sprout of Canton, Daisy Baxter of rural Cuba, Linda Hukill of rural Canton, and Hazel Henderson of rural Smithfield.

Also 17 grandchildren,18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth of Canton, Ivan of Idaho, and Loren of Ipava; two sisters, Loine Koelling and Geneva Kaler, both of Canton. He was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, three brothers and one sister.

He retired from Buckheart Coal Co. in 1973 and also farmed in the area for many years.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus of Pythias of Lewistown and UMWA Local 7455.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. Burial will be at Orendorff Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Heart Fund.

(Canton Daily Ledger, June 1989, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary for Sue Annabelle Fraley Ashwood

Smithfield - Sue Annabelle Ashwood, 83, of rural Smithfield, died at 11:16 a.m. Friday, Jan 2, 1998, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Born Oct. 29, 1914, in Roodhouse to Shered and Sarah Paterson Fraley, she married Earl V. Ashwood on Aug. 20, 1931, in Roodhouse. He died June 11, 1989.

She also was preceded in death by one son, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers and one sister.

Surviving are two sons, Robert of Smithfield and Thomas of Cuba; five daughters, Joan Krentz of Farmington, Betty of Canton, Hazel Henderson of Smithfield, Daisy Baxter of Wee Ma Tuk and Linda Smith of Cuba; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy - Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, the Rev. Delmar Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

(Canton Daily, January 1998, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Sue Annabelle Ashwood

Smithfield - Sue Annabelle Ashwood, 83, of rural Smithfield died at 11:16 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Born Oct. 29, 1914, in Roodhouse to Shered and Sarah Patterson Fraley, she married Earl V. Ashwood on Aug. 20, 1931, in Roodhouse. He died June 11, 1989. She also was preceded in death by one son, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers and one sister.

Surviving are two sons, Robert of Smithfield and Thomas of Cuba; five daughters, Joan Krentz of Farmington, Betty Sprout of Canton, Hazel Henderson of Smithfield, Daisy Baxter of Wee Ma Tuk and Linda Smith of Cuba; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, the Rev. Delmar Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

(Peoria Journal Star, Jan. 3, 1998, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Loren "Buz" Ned Ashwood

Hanna City - Loren N. "Buz" Ashwood, 81, formerly of Hanna City, died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington.

Born Feb. 9, 1916, in Ray to Ned and Daisy Robinson Ashwood, he married Minnie Iseli on Sept. 19, 1936, in Winchester. She died Aug. 24, 1991, in Canton. He also was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

Surviving are one son, Larry of Brownsville, Texas; one daughter, Donna Bitner of Trivoli; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Ivan of Orofino, Idaho; and two sisters, Geneva Kaler and Lorine Koelling, all of Canton.

A lifelong Fulton County farmer, he retired in 1988. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. David Lindemer will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and one hour before services, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Brunswick Cemetery in Trivoli Township, in rural Trivoli.

Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Department or Farmington Country Manor.

(Peoria Journal Star, February 22, 1997, Page: D9, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Minnie Lucille Iseli Ashwood

Hanna City - Minnie L. Ashwood, 76, of 226 S. Pekin Lane died at 10:32 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 1991, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Born Aug. 28, 1914, in Canton to John and Mary Slacker Iseli, she married Loren "Buzz" Ashwood on Sept. 19, 1936, in Winchester. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Donna J. Bitner of Hanna City; one son, Larry of Brownsville, Texas; two sisters, Emma Hedges of Canton and Mildred Johnson of Peoria; two brothers, Fritz Iseli of rural Canton and Raymond Iseli of Lebanon, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oaks Memorial Chapel in Canton, the Rev. Ralph Hill officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the memorial chapel. Burial will be in Brunswick Cemetery in rural Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Rescue Squad.

(Peoria Journal Star, Aug. 25, 1991, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary for Paul Ashwood

Paul, son of Ned and Daisy Ashwood, was born in Rushville Township near Ray, Dec. 29, 1917, and died suddenly at his home in Ray, Friday March 18,, 1927, age 9 years, 2 months, and 21 days. His death was caused by weakened heart action due to the after effects of malarial typhoid fever from which he suffered almost two years ago.

His sudden death was a great shock to his parents, brothers, sisters, relatives and the community. He had gone into one of the stores with his father and fell on his father's knee. Seeing that something was wrong, his father called for water and then immediately carried him home, which was a short distance, but life was gone. Everything was done to revive him but his spirit had gone home to God who gave it.

Little Paul was a bright cheerful and lovable boy. He is survived by his father and mother, four brothers; Henry, Earl, Ivan, and Loren; three sisters; Lois, Loine, and Geneva, one brother ( Archie William) dying in infancy. His grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. John Ashwood and grandfather, Mr. Robinson, and other relatives, also mourn his passing.

It is a great sorrow but Jesus in His Blessed Word says, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid the not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

Funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Towns of Rushville, and interment was made in the Pittenger Cemetery.

(Rushville Times, may 23, 1927, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Ivon Alonzo Ashwood

Orofino, Idaho - Ivon A. Ashwood, 75, of Orofino, Idaho, formerly of Canton, died Monday, Aug. 2, 1999, in Orofino.

Born April 6, 1924, at Muskogee, Okla., the son of Ned and Daisy Ashwood, he married Polly Bastien on Jan. 6, 1947. She survives.

Others survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Dave (Cindy) Cress of Pocatello, Idaho, Mrs. Jim (Jackie) Bates of Richland, Wash. and Mrs. Bo (Pam) Bullock of Pierce, Idaho; ***Ron Watkins*** {this is the way it is in the obit}; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters; one sister-in-law, Melba Ashwood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Jason Watkins, six brothers, and one sister.

He was raised on a farm on Illinois and became the first member of his family to graduate from high school in 1943. He was in the U. S. Navy during World War II and served as a radarman in the Pacific. He was a heavy equipment operator and he started the following construction, heading out west after the birth of his first daughter, Cindy. He finally settled in Orofino in August 1967.

After retiring from Operating Engineers Local 37, he continued working as a millwright for his friend, Dean Brandt, until he fell ill with diabetes. He was a Mason and Shriner and was an avid reader, golfer, bowler, fisherman, and hunter. He and his wife travels extensively, especially to bowling tournaments where he usually placed well.

A memorial potluck dinner was held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at Riverside Lanes in Orofino.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the Orofino Meals on Wheels program.

Note: Cremated ashes scattered in the mountains two years later.

Note: Ron Watkins is the 2nd husband of daughter, Cindy.

(Unknown newspaper, Aug. 1999, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Polly Annastacia Bastien Ashwood

Polly Annastacia Ashwood, an Orofino homemaker, died of emphysema at the family home in Orofino Oct. 3, 2000. She was 71.

She was born Nov. 27, 1928 in Chicago, Ill. and was specially picked for adoption by Dewey and Anne Bastien.

She married Ivon A. Ashwood on Jan. 6, 1947 at Lewistown, Ill.

They spent 52 unboring years together until Ivon passed away 14 months ago.

Polly was also preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Jason Watkins.

She is survived by three loving daughters, Cindy and Dave Cress of Pocatello, Jackie and Jim Bates of New Orleans and Pam and Bo Bullock of Pierce; three grandsons, Shawn and Tawnya Sullivan and Jeremy Watkins; four granddaughters, Michelle Sullivan, Stacy and Jim Larsen, Terra and Conrad Dabling, Amanda and Ashly Bullock.

The family feels blessed that Nana got to know her first great-grandchild, Konner Dabling.

Polly has one cousin surviving in Illinois, Don and Pat Hovey, a sister-in-law, Melba Ashwood and may {many} favorite nieces and nephews there.

She also has special family members in Ron Watkins and Terry and Rosa Christiansen in Tri-Cities, WA.

The family says "Mom and Nana, how well we learned the lesson that when you put something away for safekeeping, it is really safe! Life was never dull with you and we all love you the mostest. Hope you and Dad are holding hands together like you did for 52 years."

No services will be held. Pine Hills Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Note: Cremated ashes scattered in the mountains of Idaho.

Note: Ron Watkins was daughter, Cindy's 2nd husband. Terry Christiansen is daughter Jackie's 1st husband and Rosa is his 2nd wife.

(Clearwater Tribune, Oct. 12, 2000, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Obituary of Kenneth Leroy Ashwood

Canton - Kenneth L. Ashwood, 67, of 643 E. Walnut died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1995, in Canton.

Born June 22, 1927, in Ray to Ned D. and Daisy Robinson Ashwood, he married Melba Rutledge on Feb. 13, 1947, in Ipava. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Kenneth K. of Tampa Bay, Fla., three daughters, Sheryl McCullough of Chandlerville, Marsha A. Duckweiler of Tuscola and Lori L. Haynes of Canton; two brothers, Ivon of Orofino, Idaho, and Loren of Hanna City; two sisters, Geneva E. Kaler and Lonie Koelling, both of Canton; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

One daughter, Karen J. Ashwood, preceded him in death.

He was a machinist at Caterpillar, Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Morning Star Masonic Lodge 734; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria; and Mohammed Temple, Shrine in Peoria.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home. The Rev. Delmar Smith will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 6 p.m. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Note: Duckweiler should have been spelled Duckwiler. Lonie should have been spelled Loine.

(Canton Daily Ledger, Feb. 1995, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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Larry Aten, 21, Dies Suddenly This Morning

Larry Earl Aten, 21, died early this morning (Wed., Sept. 13, 1962) in the Culbertson hospital in Rushville following a brief illness. He was a lifetime resident of Astoria area.

Born Dec. 4, 1940 at Canton, he was a son of Clarence and Violet Stambaugh Aten.. He was a member of the E.U.B. church in Astoria.

Surviving in addition to his parents is one brother, Lowell Aten of Rantoul, Ill. An infant sister preceded him in death.

Funeral arrangement are incomplete and will be announced by the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.

(Astoria Argus Searchlight, Sep. 1962, submitted by Sherry McCullough)

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MISS JENNIE ASQUITH

Word was received here early Friday morning that Miss Jermie Asquith had died in a hospital at Hannibal, Missouri, and the body would be brought here for burial.

Jennie Elizabeth Asquith was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Asquith, and was bom in Cuba on December 15, 1899. The family moved to Cyrene, Pike County, Missouri, about seven years ago, where they have since resided.

Some years ago the young lady had trouble with her head and an operation became necessary, but complications settling in caused her death. She is survived by her parents and three brothers.

(Cuba Journal, Aug. 30, 1917, submitted by George Zane)

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