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Edward Shepard Aleshire
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Birth: May 10, 1842
Gallipolis
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1905
Huntington
Cabell County
West Virginia, USA

Son of Reuben and Margaret Aleshire. Served initially as a 1st lieutenant with Co. A, 87th Ohio Infantry. Later served as captain, Battery F, Second Ohio Heavy Artillery.

His obituary appeared 1/1905 in the Gallipolis Bulletin:

Capt. E. S. Aleshire died at his home at Huntington, W. Va., Tuesday evening, January 3, 1905, after a ten days illness from acute pneumonia. He had been suffering from rheumatism for some time and in his weakened condition was unable to withstand the ravages of the new enemy, despite all that science and the tender care of loved ones could do.

Capt. Aleshire was a son of the late Reuben and Margaret Aleshire and was born in Gallipolis. He was educated in our schools and afterwards graduated at Marietta college. At the outbreak of the civil war he entered the army as Captain of Company F, Second Ohio Artillery, and was mustered out with his company Aug. 27, 1863. After the close of the war he engaged in the milling business with his father and afterward conducted a general feed business. In 1888 he went with Armour & Co. and traveled for a number of years and about seven years ago was appointed superintendent of the local branch of the company at Huntington, a very important position.

Besides a wife, formerly Miss Justine Onderdonk, he leaves five sons, Henry O., Edward S., R. Page, Halsey W., and Morris B. Aleshire, all of whom were with him when the tired spirit took its flight. He also leaves brothers, Major James B. Aleshire, Harry of Butte, Mont., and Reuben Aleshire of Gallipolis, and one sister, Mrs. Jos. Mullineux of this city, who was also at his bedside.

He had been a member of the Episcopal Church for many years and also a Knight Templar.

Capt. Aleshire was a manly man. Honorable, and just in his business dealings, courteous, affable, and sociable he was a universal favorite and commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him. During his illness the tense anxiety of hundreds of friends in this city for news from his bedside told louder than words of the esteem in which he was held by the citizens of his native town, and to the stricken widow and sorrowing sons and other relatives they tender a sincere sympathy.

The remains arrived here Thursday morning and were taken to the residence of Mrs. Jos. Mullineux, where the services were held at two o'clock, by Rev. Gibson, of Huntington, interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. A large number of friends and business associates were here to attend the services and the floral tributes were many and beautiful, the casket being draped with 'the stars and stripes and banked with cut flowers.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Reuben Aleshire (1808 - 1888)
  Margaret Shepard Aleshire (1819 - 1896)
 
 Children:
  Walter E. Aleshire (1867 - 1884)*
  Henry Overdonk Aleshire (1869 - 1931)*
  Edward Shepard Aleshire (1871 - 1938)*
  Reuben Page Aleshire (1873 - 1927)*
  Justine Aleshire (1882 - 1883)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Christopher Aleshire (1840 - 1889)*
  Edward Shepard Aleshire (1842 - 1905)
  Joseph Page Aleshire (1844 - 1886)*
  Reuben Aleshire (1847 - 1909)*
  Mary Margaret Aleshire Mullineaux (1849 - 1909)*
  John Aleshire (1852 - 1854)*
  Willie Francis Aleshire (1855 - 1855)*
  James Buchanan Aleshire (1856 - 1925)*
  Margaret Aleshire (1859 - 1862)*
  Harry Franklin Aleshire (1862 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mound Hill Cemetery
Gallipolis
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Cenantua
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48428838
Edward Shepard Aleshire
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Edward Shepard Aleshire
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- tbeck
 Added: May. 24, 2015
visited your marker in July 2014- cousin
- Ruth Geppert-Koenig
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
Companion #11700 - MIlitary Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Apr. 21, 2014
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