|Birth: ||May 1, 1840|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1927|
Andrew Jackson Ashcraft was born at Kentontowm, Kentucky 1 May 1840 and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isaac Hazell, in Hutchinson, Kansas 6 August 1927, being 87 years, 3 months and 8 days old. He was married to Miss Ellen McClanahan at Mt. Olivet, KY., 15 February 1864. To this union were born nine children - three sons and six daughters. Of this number two daughters and the mother preceded him in death. The surviving children are; Mrs. Isaac Hazell of Hutchinson, Kans., Samuel Ashcraft and William Ashcraft of Little River, Kans., Mrs. Grace Bagby and Mrs. Louisa Hendershot of Langley Kans., Forest Ashcraft of Denver, Colo., Mrs Fannie Hiner of Lincoln, Kans. These together with seventy-six grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends mourn the loss of a loving father, companion and loyal friend.
Mr. Ashcraft grew to manhood in Kentucky and was a cooper by trade. When the Civil war broke out he enlisted in the Confederate army, in 1862, serving three years and was honorably discharged. Mr. and Mrs. Ashcratf came to Kansas in the fall of 1878 and homesteaded eight mikes north of Little River, in which neighborhood they reared their family and later moved to Langley, Kans.
Mr. Ashcraft was converted to the Christian religion at the age of thirty-five years and united with the Wesleyan Methodist church, of which he was a member the remainder of his life. Until the last years of his infirmity he was faithful in the attendance on the means of Grace and was consistent in life.He left a living testimony that God's grace is as sweet to die by as it is to live by. He was one of the sturdy pioneers of Rice and Ellsworth counties, but now has gone to join the redeemed host who have worked in the vineyard of their Lord.He is, and will be, greatly missed. We feel keenly our loss of one so long cherished and loved, but we rejoice that once more we have been brought face to face with the fact that according to his promise the Almighty gathereth his children home and transplants them into a more blessed and glorious service, where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest. There were many generous and beautiful floral offerings. The Rev. John Myers preached an inspiring sermon from Revelations 22:17. He was assisted by Rev. Hinscliff, pastor of Grace Chapel Wesleyan church of Langley, and Rev. J.F.Hiner of Lincoln, Kans. These services were held in the Methodist Episcopal church at Langley, Kans. Monday afternoon, 08 August and the remains were laid to rest in Langley cemetery, there to await the resurrection of the dead.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to publicly express our sincere thanks to friends for words of sympathy and deeds of kindness occasioned by the death of our beloved father, Andrew J. Ashcraft. We are especially grateful for the many beautiful floral offerings and the comely funeral services.
Little River Monitor Thur. 18 Aug. 1927
Ellen Martha McClanahan Ashcraft (1844 - 1920)
Samuel Lee Ashcraft (1869 - 1934)*
Lucritia Grace Ashcraft Bagby (1870 - 1961)*
Louisa May Ashcraft Hendershot (1873 - 1960)*
Sarah Amanda Ashcraft Watson (1875 - 1918)*
Forrest McClanahan Ashcraft (1877 - 1972)*
Created by: Nancy John
Record added: Apr 08, 2010
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