|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1910|
Private, Company K, 27th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
The Washington Post January 28, 1910
Ash. On Wednesday, January 26, 1910 at Woodside Park, Maryland, Dr. William M. Ash.
Funeral from chapel of John R. Wright Company, 1337 Tenth Street, Saturday, January 29 at 11:30AM. Interment in Arlington.
From Susan Lewis Arday:
Daily Local News Friday, January 28, 1910
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Vol. XXXVIII, No. 60.
The Death of Dr. Ash.
The following additional facts have been furnished the News relating to Dr. W.M. Ash, whose death was announced in yesterday's issue:
Dr. William MacGregor Ash died at his home at Woodside Park, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., Wednesday night of heart failure. He was at his office in the Pension Bureau during the day and retired about 10:15. He was stricken shortly thereafter and passed away at 11:15, apparently without pain.
Dr. Ash was born in Chester County. He enlisted when 17 years old in Company K, commanded by Captain William R. Ash, 27th Pennsylvania Volunteers, re-enlisted in the 199th Pennsylvania Volunteers and was discharged in 1865 on account of a gunshot wound in the left thigh, received at Fort Gregg, in front of Petersburg.
At the time of his death he was a member of McCall Post, G.A.R., West Chester. He was Chief Operator and train dispatcher of the old West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad and manager of the telegraph office, when it was located in the old depot on Gay Street, after which he served for five years in the Signal Corps of the United States Army. He was a member of Hiram Lodge, F. & A.M.; Potomac R.A. Chapter and Potomac Commandery, Knights Templar.
Dr. Ash will be buried on Saturday next in the beautiful Arlington Cemetery, at Washington, where but recently was laid to rest the remains of his nephew, Paymaster Howard Painter Ash, United States Navy, the son of his only brother, James R.M. Ash. Dr. Ash leaves a widow, who was formerly Miss Sophie D. Singles, of Darby, Pennsylvania.
Sophie D. Singles Ash (1851 - 1937)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 13, Site 13480B.
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Sep 26, 2009
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