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Asa Lea
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1865
Macomb
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1948
Joplin
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Asa was an only child of parents Archibald Thomas Lea and Margaret Newton. He married Georgia Fisher about 1890 and they had one child, son Sherry. Georgia died sometime between 1910-1920. Asa went on to marry the woman who owned the boarding house he was living in, Ellen (Nelle) Mefford, sometime between 1920-1924. They had one child, son John. Asa was the publisher/owner of the Columbus Advocate newspaper in Columbus, Kansas. He was also the manager of the Ancient Order of Pyramids in Kansas City, Missouri for a time. He died from heart failure due to an aortic aneurysm. 
 
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 Parents:
  Archibald Thomas Lea (1840 - 1924)
  Margaret Newton Lea (1845 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Rose Ellen Mefford Lea (1880 - 1944)
 
 Children:
  Sherry Evelyn Lea (1891 - 1965)*
  John T. Lea (1923 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: cemetery unable to give plot location due to lost records
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Joplin
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Michelle Shreve
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: May 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52260713
Asa Lea
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 Added: Sep. 23, 2010
 
 
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