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Joseph Ashur Lumbard
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Birth: 1844
Death: 1915
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA

Joseph's parents are thought to be Josiah b. 1820 and Mary Ann Stoner b. 1827. They probably never married. Mary went on to marry Jacob Duck.
He married Sarah Scharf 1845-1929.
From the Snyder County Tribune.
"Veteran and Former. Editor of the Snyder County Tribune Died Suddenly.
Joseph A. Lumbard, Editor "Of the Tribune for 40 years Dies of Apoplexy, Aged 71 Years
Hon. Joseph A. Lumbard, for forty years the editor and publisher of the Snyder County tribune, the oldest Republican paper in the county, and one of the leading periodicals of this section, died Friday morning, December 3rd aged 71 years, 10 months and 28 days. His lifeless body was found in the stable by his wife, at about eleven o'clock. Apoplexy (Stroke) was the cause of his death.
As a citizen Mr. Lumbard held a high reputation; his patriotism demonstrated at an early age, as a soldier in the Union Army. He was but a boy of eighteen when, on September 13, 1862 he enlisted for three years in Captain Davis' famous Company "G" volunteers. This band of recruits was attached to the 147th Regt. PVI and saw much severe fighting, ending their service as part of the force that marched from Atlanta to the sea with Sherman. Mr. Lumbard participated in all the important battles of his regiment and he was wounded at Settysburg. Mr. Lumbard was born January 5th, 1844, at Selinsgrove, where he received a common school education. On April 2nd, 1860, he became an apprentice in "the Office of the Selinsgrove Times, published by Newhall and Weirick but his work there was interrupted by his military service. After the war closed he returned to Snyder County, and on October 22nd, 1865, he took the position of foremanship on the Snyder County Tribune, then published at Middleburg. In October, 1866, he acquired a part-ownership in the paper, becoming its editor and publisher in 1874. The office was destroyed in the great fire of February 22nd, 1872, and unfortunately there was no insurance, as the paper had been moved from Middleburg to Selinsgrove, and the insurance had not yet been transferred, when the fire destroyed the plant. Nothing daunted, however, by the mishap, it's owners purchased new material and in two weeks from the time of the fore the Tribune was again issued. When Mr. Lumbard took charge of the paper it was a six-volume journal, printed on a Washington "hand press; he soon installed modern machinery and tripled it's circulation. Mr. Lumbard was vigorous writer, positive in his character, and was ever ready to defend the right as he saw it. Editor Lumbard was one of the few newspaper men who was able to set up his editorials and local, and matter without copy. After a continuous service of nearly fifty years with the Tribune as foreman and editor Lumbard disposed of his interest to Messrs. g. J. Phillips and Harry A. Coryell, July 1913. Since that time has lived retired with his wife, who survives him. In political life he was an active and influential worker, and held a number of important public positions, all of which he filled with credit. In 1877 he was appointed one of the associated Judges for Snyder county, Vice Hon. Daniel Gemberling, deceased, and in 1882 and 1890, he held appointments in the State Legislature. In 1893, he was messenger in the state Senate, and in 1893, he was appointed clerk to the Committee on War Claims for the Fifty fourth Congress. He was school director for thirteen years, and for five years was president of the board and he also served one term in the town council. he was chairman of the , Republican County Committee, and twice served in the capacity of delegate to the Republican State Convention. On June 19th, 1866 Editor Lumbard was married to Miss Sara E. Scharf, and their union has been blessed with five children, four daughter and son, all of whom are married: Mrs. John E. Shaffer, of Sunbury; Mrs. Miles I. Potter, of Middleburg; Mrs. G. Frank Bosum of Mifflin; and Mrs. Murray smith, of Sunbury; and Geo. M. Lumbard, of Pottsgrove. ( Laura, George Meade 1874, Lucy J. 1867, Annie M. 1869, Maude V. 1871 and Sarah 1878). Funeral services were held at his late residence on east Pine Street Monday afternoon. His Pastor, Rev. Charles Leonard, assisted by Dr. D. B. Floyd, officiated. He was an active and faithful member of Trinity Lutheran church and Sunday school for many years and will be greatly missed by that congregation. For about thirty years he was a teacher in the Sunday school, the members of his class acting as pallbearers, while his comrades for Company "G" were the honorary pallbearers."
Joseph kept a diary during the Civil War which detailed all the battles and the day to day trials of many of the boys in Company "G". Google "Joseph Lumbard Civil War Diary" to read it. 
 
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 Parents:
  Josiah Lumbard (1820 - ____)
  Mary Ann Stoner Duck (1827 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Scharf Lumbard (1845 - 1924)*
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph Ashur Lumbard (1844 - 1915)
  Henry J. Duck (1855 - 1928)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Selinsgrove
Snyder County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jane Evertz
Record added: Sep 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76200559
Joseph Ashur Lumbard
Added by: Mary Jane Evertz
 
Joseph Ashur Lumbard
Added by: Mary Jane Evertz
 
Joseph Ashur Lumbard
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