|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1855|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1925|
Marble Falls Messenger, July 30, 1925
Mrs. Mary Caroline Kinser Askew Died
One of God's noble women has gone to her reward, Mrs. A. L. Askew is dead. With the exception of one son-in-law, she was the first to break a large family circle.
Mrs. Askew, with her husband, attended most all services held recently at Baptist Tabernacle, and on last Sunday night, sometime after returning home from church, was taken very ill.
The physician was summoned and all that could be done for her was done. But God was calling and Wednesday at one o'clock, while the family was having noon meal, she passed away.
Truly a good woman is gone. Patient, gentle, a kind friend, a loving affectionate wife and a mother is gone.
Mrs. Mary Caroline Askew was born January 13, 1855 at Midway, Greene County, Tennessee. The oldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Kinser. When she was about 12 years of age, she came with her parents to Texas and they stopped at Old Baghdad, near Leander, Williamson County where they lived for two years, coming then in 1870 to Pleasant Valley where she spent the remainder of her life. On February 3, 1875, she married to Mr. A. L. Askew and last February they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. She lived in the home where she died for nearly 40 years.
When she was about 19 years old she attended a meeting at Round Rock, Texas and there gave her heart to God and united with the Methodist Church. Only a few days before her death, she related this experience to members of the family. When the Methodist Church was organized in Marble Falls about 40 years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Askew became charter members and have been faithful to the Church through these years.
Mr. and Mrs. Askew had eight children to come into their home, four sons and four daughters, all grown now and married except John, who lives with his parents and who is a most devoted son. The children are: Mrs. Maggie Hays, Burnet; Mrs. Pearl Kesterson, Goodnight; Will & Dr. Wesley, Amarillo; Mrs. Ola Hays, Baird; George Askew and Mrs. Eula Hale, who live in Pleasant Valley near their parents and John the youngest son. Of those living away from home, only Maggie and Ola were at the bedside when their mother passed away, the others arriving last night. Besides her husband and children there are 15 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild, three sisters and three brothers left to mourn the loss of this good woman.
The funeral service was held at the grave at four o'clock this afternoon. Interment being made in the Pleasant Valley cemetery. Rev. Mathis of the Methodist Church at this place, conducted the service. The pallbearers were George Lyda, Lindsey Holland, Leon Whitman, Bob Whitman, Rob Kinser, and Finley Westerman.
This office joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
THE CHILDREN ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MARGARET LEE 1875-1939
GEORGE JOSEPH 1877-1958
WILLIAM ALFONSO 1878-1959
A. PEARL 1881-1951
SARAH OLA 1884-1952
MARY EULA 1886-1950
JOHN ANDREW 1891-1967
WESLEY LAFAYETTE 1862-1955
Americus Lafayette Askew (1851 - 1944)*
Margaret Lee Askew Hays (1875 - 1939)*
George Joseph Askew (1877 - 1958)*
Sarah Ola Askew Hays (1884 - 1952)*
John A Askew (1891 - 1967)*
w/o A. L.
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
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