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John Ray Aspinwall
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1881
Florence
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1934
Loran
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

Son of Homer Franklin Aspinwall and Emma M Sheetz

Husband of Lucia Marie High Married: 17 June 1903 in near Lena, Stephenson County, Illinois

Children:
Eunice Aspinwall Evensen 1911 1979
Homer Aspinwall 1913 1988
John Milo Aspinwall

John R. Aspinwall's Mother First Person Buried in Oakland
Laid to Rest on August 2, 1902; Son Is Buried In Same Lot Friday
When John R. Aspinwall, 52, Florence township farmer and son of the late State Senator and Mrs. Homer Aspinwall, was buried in Oakland cemetery Friday afternoon his body was laid to rest in the same lot with that of his mother, who was the first person to be buried in Oakland cemetery more than 32 years ago. Mrs. Aspinwall, the first person to be buried in this cemetery which is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful burial grounds in the middle west, was laid to rest on August 2, 1902, her husband, the late Senator Aspinwall having been one of the founders of Oakland cemetery. Some years before the cemetery was laid out, friends of the late Mrs. Aspinwall have quoted her as saying "My what a beautiful burial ground this would be." Subsequently she passed away and became the first person to be buried on these grounds. The burial today of her son, John R. Aspinwall, who was killed when his automobile was struck by a Chicago Great Western railroad train east of Pearl City Wednesday morning, marks the burial of about 3, 025 persons in Oakland Cemetery since it was so plotted.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Homer Franklin Aspinwall (1846 - 1919)
  Emma M. Sheetz Aspinwall (1853 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucia Marie High Aspinwall (1881 - 1961)
 
 Children:
  Homer Aspinwall (1913 - 1988)*
 
 Sibling:
  Laura Grace Aspinwall Shouer (1879 - 1939)*
  John Ray Aspinwall (1881 - 1934)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Marie Mills
Record added: Aug 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116132943
John Ray Aspinwall
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- Marie Mills
 Added: Aug. 27, 2013
 
 
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