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Ruel Loy Ashba
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1890
Death: Jun. 11, 1948

Delphi Citizen
Delphi, Indiana
June 17, 1943



Ruel Ashba, 49, prominent Carroll county farmer, met a tragic death on Friday morning on his farm south of Delphi when a 12-gauge shotgun he was carrying exploded accidentally, shooting him through the right chest. Mr. Ashba, who was plowing shortly before the fatal accident, had evidently left the tractor and had gone toward a wooded section of land nearby on a trail of a groundhog. The accident occurred about 100 feet from the tractor and approximately three feet from the fence separating the woodland from the fields.

According to Mrs. Ashba, her husband had been in the habit of carrying the shotgun throughout the spring as he was continuously on the watch for groundhogs and crows.

Attracted by the noise of the tractor idling for an unusually long length of time in one place, Mrs. Ashba left the house to investigate and found her husband.

C. W. Hunter, Carroll county coroner who investigated, with Dr. C. C. Crampton, said that death was instantaneous. Dr. Crampton stated that the shotgun blast struck directly at the heart.

Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Mable (Harold) Brewer of Delphi and Mrs. Helen Stockton of South Bend, one son, Pvt. Ivan Ashba of Camp Swift, Texas; two brothers, William Ashba of South Delphi and Ray Ashba of Maxwell, Iowa.

Mr. and Mrs. Ashba and family resided on the Ned Long farm since March 1943. Prior to that time they had lived on the Belva McCormick farm on the corner of state road 39 and 18 toward Flora. Mr. Ashba was a member of Welcome In Grange and the Carroll County Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Delphi Methodist church with Rev. Merlin Schwein officiating. The body lay in state at the church one hour before the services. Burial was made in the Masonic cemetery.

Grimm and Sons of Delphi were in charge of the services.

Family links: 
  Lelia Buck Ashba (1893 - 1982)
  Helen M. Ashba Stockton (1918 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Masonic Cemetery
Carroll County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Robin Allison
Record added: Oct 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79297108
Ruel Loy Ashba
Added by: Robin Allison
Ruel Loy Ashba
Added by: Robin Allison
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