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Lieut Charles Davis Ash
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1916
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1943
Duval County
Florida, USA

Moberly Monitor Index, Wed., April 21, 1943, page 3.
Madison, April 21--Lt. Charles Ash, 26, of the Navy air force, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ash, formerly of Madison and now living at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO., was killed yesterday in a plane crash near Jacksonville, Fla., according to word received here.

Young Ash had been in training at Jacksonville only three days, having been sent there last week from Washington D.C. His plane crashed in a training flight near an auxiliary in station at Lee Field.

The body is to arrive here tomorrow. Funeral arrangements will be announced.

Lee Ash is a cousin of Dr. O. O. Ash of Moberly.

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Moberly Monitor Index, April 26, 1943, Monday, April 26, 1943, page 3.

Madison--The funeral of Lt. Charles D. Ash, who was killed Monday in an airplane accident in Jacksonville, Fla., was held in the Thompson Funeral Parlor Saturday afternoon. Lt. Ash was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Ash, former Madison residents. Mr. Ash was a former superintendent of Monroe County schools, and Mrs. Ash is the former Miss Grace Philpott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Philpott.

Lt. Ash had been in the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, D.C., for a number of years, and had been in Florida only three days when he met his death.

The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Campbell, close friend of the family, and minister of the Baptist Church if Jefferson City. During the discourse, the Rev. Mr. Campbell read a tribute to young Ash that had been written extemporaneously by one of the officers of the squadron at the time of his friend's death. Burial was made in the family lot in the Madison cemetery.

Among those from out of town attending the service were; Mrs. Christine Ash, widow of the young flier; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Ash, of Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Coonie Null and son of Palmyra; Lt. Com. Wm. Collins and Lieut. Ronald Noel of Jacksonville, Fla., who came by plane; Prof. and Mrs. Chas. Philpott and Prof. Ray Elsberry, St. Louis; Mrs. Marshall, Joe Marshall, and Mrs. Warbuck, Kansas City; Mr. and Mrs Creed, Prof. and Mrs. Wiggington, Mrs. George Forsyth, Miss Minnnie Earsom, and Mrs. A.V.Brown of Fefferson City; Dr. and Mrs. O.O. Ash, Moberly; Mrs. Wilbur Patrick, Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. Frank Berry, Mrs. Robert Guerrill, and Mrs. Edgar Chitterback, all of Fulton; Judge and Mrs. Al Hall, Mrs. Lloyd Krummell, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rogers, Mrs. Polly Rogers and Judge and Mrs. A.T. Stuart, Paris; Ara Ash, Cordell, Okla.; and Mr. and Mrs. Earle Ash of Granville, Mo.

Family links: 
  Lee Davis Ash (1884 - 1955)
  Grace Regina Philpott Ash (1888 - 1958)
Note: Thanks to Mike Weeks for the additional information for Lieut. Ash.
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Monroe County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jan 09, 2011
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Lieut Charles Davis Ash
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Lieut Charles Davis Ash
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My Maternal 4th cousin 1X removed.
- jackdowns61
 Added: Jan. 29, 2015
Aviation Cadet C. D. Ash, USNR, designated Naval Aviator #5779. Cause of death due to an aircraft accident.
- Mike Weeks
 Added: May. 18, 2011

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