|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1908|
|Death: ||May 15, 1931|
"...The details of Mr. Aske's death are not known. He had recently been in Missouri and was visiting Myron and Silas Thompson, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thompson formerly of this vicinity. The Thompsons have a restaurant at Bradford and about ten o'clock Friday evening he had gone out in back of the building. When he did not return the Thompson boys decided that he had gone with some friends for the remainder of the evening.
The next morning Mr. Aske was found lying unconscious in the coal room. He was given instant attention but died within a half hour. It is presumed that Mr. Aske in stepping behind the restaurant had not noticed an uncovered manhole and fell through it, fracturing his skull in the fall.
The coroner's jury met Saturday afternoon and gave the verdict that death was caused by hemmorrhage and compression of the brain due to a fractured skull. Further details were not determined.
Orris Hiram Aske was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ole N. Aske, August 18, 1908 at McCallsburg, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church and has been a devoted Christian all his life.
When he was two years old his parents moved to Thompson where he later entered the local schools and was graduated from high school in 1926.
The family moved to Charles City four years ago and Orris was employed in Burg's store of that place for three and a half years.
He passed away May 15, 1931, at the age of 22 years, eight months and 28 days. He leaves to mourn his early death a sorrowing mother and father, two sisters, one brother and a host of friends; for to know him was to love him. His ready smile and kindly disposition won friends for him wherever he went. Blessed be his memory."
("The Thompson Courier,' Thompson, IA, May 21, 1931)
Ole N. Aske (1882 - 1942)
Helen L. Michaelson Aske (1886 - 1958)
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Merrill Austin
Record added: Oct 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60536160
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