|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1859|
|Death: ||May 25, 1928|
Malinda Catherine Ashbrook
In Bourbon County, Kentucky near Kentontown, on October 4, 1859, a little girl was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Wood, who was named Malinda Catherine Wood. When she was nine years old, death claimed the mother, and being the oldest daughter, to her fell the burden of helping her father care for a family of nine.
In Kentucky she met George Ashbrook and when she was sixteen they were married. Leaving Kentucky in 1879, they moved to Rice County, Kansas, where they lived until 1881, when they came to Nodaway County. With the exception of two years at Parnell, Skidmore has since been her home.
Here she has reared a family of five, one boy, John M., and four daughters, Laura, Susie, Mary (deceased), and Abi, which task she did well. No more devoted mother could be found anywhere. Her mother love was also bestowed upon a little niece, Mildred Wood, who came into the home at the age of four years and remained until she was six.
Not all her time, however, was given to her family, as, until ill health prevented it she always found time to do a kindness to others when opportunity offered.
Many are the homes where her ministrations were given, especially when a new baby arrived, when sickness, suffering and death came. The snow did not get too deep, nor the sun too hot for her to aid when aid was needed. Flowers, those emblems of cheer, comfort, and sympathy, came from her hand freely and lavishly. The story of her life can be summed up in the words of the poet: "Others, Lord, yes others, Let this my motto be, Help me to live for others, That I might live like Thee."
On May 25th, 1928, at 10:40 p.m., just one month, two days, and forty minutes after her husband was called, her earthly life was ended, her work here all done.
About twelve years ago she became a member of the Christian Church.
Besides her children, John M. Ashbrook, Mrs. Laura Strickler, Susie Ashbrook, and Mrs. Abi Gray, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters:
Thomas and Samuel Wood, Paris, Kentucky, M. H. Wood, Claflin, Kansas, B. E. Wood, Skidmore, D. C. Wood, Quitman, Mo., Mrs. Elizabeth Hobbs, Exeland, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Lucy Beverlin, Wray, Colorado.
Malcom Wood (1823 - 1904)
George Columbus Ashbrook (1855 - 1928)*
John M. Ashbrook (1876 - 1962)*
Laura Ashbrook Strickler (1878 - 1973)*
Susie J Ashbrook (1881 - 1957)*
Mary Madge Ashbrook (1883 - 1923)*
Abi Ashbrook Gray (1886 - 1957)*
Benjamin E Wood (1855 - 1931)*
Malinda Catherine Wood Ashbrook (1859 - 1928)
Malcom H Wood (1862 - 1933)*
Daniel C Wood (1865 - 1938)*
Elizabeth Margaret Hobbs (1867 - 1947)*
Created by: Robin Riat
Record added: Nov 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44216227