|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1884|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||May 18, 1965|
Jed Ashcraft was the son of James William and Emma Ashcraft, and the grandson of Jedediah (Jed) and Barbara Miller Ashcraft, Atchison County, Kansas pioneers who are buried in Ashcraft Cemetery in that county.
It is believed that James W. Ashcraft moved to South Dakota Territory sometime after he was recorded at age 17 in the 1865 Kansas Census. A man named James W. Ashcraft, age 37 appears in the 1880 Census of Dakota Territory, although his birthplace is given as New York.
In 1900, James W. Ashcraft and his family, including young Jed, lived in Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, where James, Jed, age 15, and Calvin A., age 13, were all listed as zinc miners.
Sometime after his father's death, believed to be in 1901, Jed came to live near his father's family in Kansas and became a farmer. He married Ruby Jarrett on 12 Mar 1908 and resided in Wayne Twp., Doniphan County, Kansas.
An obituary from an unidentified northeast Kansas newspaper of 18 May 1965, states, "J. F. (Jed) Ashcraft, 80, died Tuesday at an Atchison Hospital. Mr. Ashcraft had resided in Doniphan County until 1946, when he moved to a farm north of Atchison.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Ashcraft of home; four daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Johnson of Savannah, Mo., Miss May Ashcraft of the home, Mrs. Francine Sinclair of Atchison and Mrs Edward Kuhnert of Nortonville, Kansas; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild." He was pre-deceased by at least four other children.
Ruby Jarrett Ashcraft (1890 - 1977)
Mary Ashcraft (1927 - 2006)*
Ruby Lee Ashcraft (1929 - 1997)*
Created by: Bonnie Ward Williamson
Record added: Jan 17, 2009
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