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Newspaper Clipping - Estimated date 1910

Mrs. Anna Ashley Died At Age Of 80

Infirmities Incident to Old Age Removed Pike Township Lady Sunday

Died At Home of Her Son

Funeral Services Will Be Held At Salamonia Christian Church Tuesday Afternoon

Anna Christina (Bickel) Ashley died Sunday morning at 9:20 o'clock at the home of her son, Luther Ashley, three miles south of the city, following a few days illness of infirmities of old age.

The deceased was a daughter of George and Nancy Glassford Bickel and was born in Preble County, Ohio, eighty years ago the 22nd of last January. Her husband Warren Ashley, died thirty-eight years ago and the following children survive: James Bickel, William, Luther and A.J. Ashley, of Pike township; Nancy E. wife of Albert Wall of Kansas; Charles and W.D. Ashley of Wayne township; one daughter, Cordella Ashley has been dead several years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Salamonia Christian church, two miles southeast of the city, in charge of Rev. Fred Stovenour.

Submitted by: Mary Lou Hudson

Newspaper Clipping - Estimated date 1910


 Anna Christina (Bickel) Ashley, was born in Preble county, Ohio, 81 years ago. She was united in marriage to Warren Ashley and to this union were born six children, five sons and one daughter. The sons are as follows: James Bickel, A.J. Ashley, William, Luther, W.D., Charles. The daughter married Christ Wall who resides in Kansas.

 Mrs. Ashley has been a a member of the U.B. church for fifty years. Her life has been that of a model Christian. There is no doubt she was the resident of Jay county having lived here 79 years. She was kind and generous to all classes of people. She kne (sic) much about the privations of early settlers. In her entire life there were constantly lessons of industry, sobriety and economy. It was a noble women (sic) as these who laid in early times the foundation on which has been built the subsequent structure of civilization of Jay county. The generation of today will never know fully, their indebtedness to the generation of her time.


Funeral services at Salamonia church, Tuesday, October 11th at 2:00 o'clock, P.M., in charge of Rev. F. Stovenour. Interment near the church where she will peacefully rest until the Resurrection Trumpet shall wake the sleeping dust of all the silent dead.


Submitted by: Mary Lou Hudson

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