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James Monroe "Monroe" Ashburn
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1912
Davis City
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1993
Decatur County
Iowa, USA

Monroe was a great father and grandfather.

Monroe grew up on a farm in Decatur county, Iowa. Monroe was plowing a field with a mule. He stopped and walked to the front of the plow. Something spooked the mule, it began pulling the plow, and the blade entered Monroe's leg, nearly stripping his calf muscle completely off the bone. A terrible injury in those days. The doctors placed maggots in the wound daily to keep the wound clean and in time Monroe's leg healed. It didn't look pretty but he was not disabled from the injury. Monroe led a full life with no consequences from the injury.

Monroe married Velva Louise Elston on June 4, 1935.
Family links: 
  William Tecumseh Ashburn (1880 - 1941)
  Catherine Beth Brantwait Ashburn (1885 - 1968)
  Velva Louise Elston Ashburn (1915 - 2005)*
  Leonard William Ashburn (1944 - 2011)*
  Ellen Joyce Ashburn (1948 - 1948)*
  Robert Dale Ashburn (1905 - 1998)*
  Margaret Louise Ashburn Omstead (1907 - 2007)*
  Myrtle Marie Ashburn (1909 - 1911)*
  James Monroe Ashburn (1912 - 1993)
  Francis G Ashburn (1916 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Plot 1383, grave 1
Created by: Renae✫
Record added: Jan 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83918596
James Monroe Monroe Ashburn
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James Monroe Monroe Ashburn
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James Monroe Monroe Ashburn
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