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Martha Jane Smith Strong
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1853
Cedar Springs
Cedar County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1917
Anderson County
Kansas, USA

Her first husband was Charles Marion Ashburn and her second was John W. Strong who she married in July 1888.

Obit:Mrs. M.J. Strong was born July 18, 1853 in Cedar Co, MO where she lived until 1868, when she was united in marriage with Charles Ashburn & came to Anderson County, Kas.,and here she spent most of her life.
Of this union there were eight children, of whom four are living:George Ashburn, E.S. Ashburn, & Charles Ashburn of Garnett, and Albert Ashburn of Kansas City.
In 1885, for the benefit of her husband's health, the family moved back to Cedar county, MO, on her old home farm, six miles east of El Dorado Springs, hoping the mineral waters there would prove beneficial; but the following spring-in March, 1886-he passed away, after which she came back to Garnett.
In July 1888, Mrs Ashburn was united in marriage with John W. Strong. To them were born four children, two of whom survive, Mrs. John Tipton, of Garnett, and John Strong, of Kansas City.
Mrs. Strong was a "home body," and the comfort of her family was of first importance to her; yet, she was helpful to others when they needed assistance, and she drew about her many admiring friends, whose sympathy goes out to her sorrowing family." 
Family links: 
  Charles Marion Ashburn (1847 - 1886)
  John W. Strong (1850 - 1936)*
  Edgar S. Ashburn (1868 - 1956)*
  Annie D Ashburn (1870 - 1880)*
  Martin O. Ashburn (1873 - 1873)*
  Perry O. Ashburn (1875 - 1888)*
  George Mimmett Ashburn (1877 - 1941)*
  Albert Marion Ashburn (1881 - 1952)*
  Charles Lewis Ashburn (1884 - 1938)*
  Bertha B. Ashburn (1885 - ____)*
  daughter Strong (1888 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
Per her descendants, this rock flower basket is her tombstone marker.
Garnett Cemetery
Anderson County
Kansas, USA
Created by: D.A.E.
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64448304
Martha Jane <i>Smith</i> Strong
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Martha Jane <i>Smith</i> Strong
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To my 3x Great Grandmother and all distant unknown relatives, Happy Holidays... Katy Proffitt
- Kathryn Proffitt
 Added: Dec. 6, 2013
A bit of light for eveningtime. Your 1st cousin 2x removed, ---
- Gary Smith
 Added: Jan. 25, 2013

- Renae✫
 Added: Jan. 20, 2013
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