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Daniel Peter Ashley
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1845
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1935
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Here are my notes for Daniel, from his entry in my family tree file- Rick Waggener:

From the 1850 Federal Census of Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York, taken October 4, 1850, household 162; from ancestry.com, image 37 of 48. Daniel is listed in the household of his parents:

Daniel Ashley; age- 3, male, born- New York

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From the 1860 Federal Census of the Township of Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan, page 114-115, taken July 14, 1860, post office- Windsor, household 897; from ancestry.com, images 19-20 of 21. Daniel is listed in the household of his parents:

Danl P. Ashley; age- 15, male, born- New York, in school

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From the 1870 Federal Census of the Township of Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan, page no. 2, taken June 1, 1870, post office- Windsor, household 14; from ancestry.com, image 2 of 28. Peter is listed in the household of his parents:

------ Peter; age- 24, male, occupation- works in rake factory, born- New York

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From Michigan Marriages 1868-1925, posted on-line by the LDS

Groom's name: Daniel P. Ashley
Groom's race or color (on document): white
Groom's age: 33 years
Groom's birth year: 1845
Groom's birthplace: Grafton, Renselaer County, New York
Bride's name: Jesse F Wright
Bride's race or color (on document): white
Bride's age: 17 years
Bride's birth year: 1861
Bride's birthplace: Clyd, New York
Marriage date: 06 Nov 1878
Marriage place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
Film number: 2342462
Digital GS number: 4207596
Image number: 62
Reference number: v 1 p 249 rn 243
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

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From the 1880 Federal Census of the City of Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, district 129, page 5, taken June 3, 1880, household 41, on Townsend Street; from ancestry.com, image 5 of 28:

Ashley, Daniel P.; male, age- 34, head of household, married, occupation- choir mng.?, born- New York, parents born- New York
------ Jesse W.; female, age- 19, wife, married, occupation- keeping house, born- New York, father born- New York, mother born- Michigan

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From the 1900 Federal Census of Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan, district 81, sheet 12b, taken June 23 & 25, 1900, household 278; from ancestry.com, image 25 of 33:

Ashley, Daniel P.; head of household, male, born- August 1845, age- 54, widowed, born- New York, parents born- New York, occupation- farmer, r/w's, owns home free of mortgage, home is a farm
------ Jabez; father, male, born- January 1814, age- 86, married 58 years, born- New York, parents born- New York, r/w's
------ Lavenia L.; mother, female, born- February 1821, age- 79, mother of 12 children/ 6 children living, born- New York, parents born- New York, r/w's

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From Michigan Marriages 1868- 1925, posted on-line by the LDS:

(I am not sure why, but these two records seem to be for Daniel's marriage to Della.)

Groom's name: Daniel P. Ashley
Groom's age: 61 years
Groom's birth year: 1845
Groom's birthplace: N.Y.State
Bride's name: Della Shultz Hall
Bride's race or color (on document): white
Bride's age: 52 years
Bride's birth year: 1854
Bride's birthplace: Ingham
Marriage date: 17 Dec 1906
Marriage place: Jackson, Jackson, Michigan
Father of groom's name: David
Mother of groom's name: Partridge
Father of bride's name: Marshall
Mother of bride's name: Schultz
Digital GS number: 4208699
Image number: 348
Reference number: v 3 p 59 rn 545
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

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Groom's name: Daniel P. Ashley
Groom's race or color (on document):
Groom's age: 61 years
Groom's birth year: 1846
Groom's birthplace: New York
Bride's name: Della Marshall Hall
Bride's race or color (on document):
Bride's age: 52 years
Bride's birth year: 1855
Bride's birthplace: New York
Marriage type:
Marriage date: 10 Sep 1907
Marriage place: Mackinac Island, Ingham, Michigan
Father of groom's name: Jabez Ashley
Mother of groom's name: Lavina Partridge
Father of bride's name: Barrett Marshall
Mother of bride's name: Electa Scutt
Marital status:
Groom's previous wife's name:
Bride's marital status:
Bride's previous husband's name:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2342677
Frame number:
Digital GS number: 4208700
Image number: 592
Reference number: v 2 p 332 rn 2835
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925

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From the 1910 Federal Census of Dimondale Village, Windsor Township, Eaton County, Michigan, district 87, sheet 4a, household 164; from ancestry.com, image 7 of 28:

Ashley, Daniel P.; head of household, male, age- 65, married (2nd) 3 years, born- New York, parents born- New York, r/w's, owns home with mortgage, home is a house
------ Adella J.; wife, female, age- 55, married (2nd) 3 years, mother of 2 children/ 2 children living, born- New York, parents born- New York, r/w's
Marshall, Electa; mother-in-law, female, age- 81?, widowed, mother of 2 children/ 2 children living, born- New York, parents born- New York, own income, r/w's

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Daniel is buried near to his parents in the Dimondale Cemetery in Dimondale, Michigan. His headstone reads:

Daniel Peter
Ashley
1845- 1935

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From Helen Smith:

(Daniel) Peter Ashley died at the state hospital at Kalamazoo. The body was brought to the Edwards Funeral Home where it remained until Friday morning when it was taken to the Ashley residence.

Mr. Ashley had been in poor health for some time. He was a famer.

He is survived by the widow, Della Ashley; 1 son, Glenn Ashley of Washington D.C., 9 grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Alice Bates of Dimondale, besides many other relatives.
The Knights Templars of Lansing had charge of the funeral which was held from the Methodist Church, Friday afternoon.

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Helen also reports:

I was told that Daniel was good friends with R.E. Olds, and he tried to convince him to go into the car business with him. Daniel turned R.E. Olds down!

The obituary says Peter was a farmer, but relatives have said he was a carpenter-cabinet maker.

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From Ancestry.com. Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011:

Name: Daniel Peter Ashley
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1845
Birth Place: New York, USA
Death Date: 13 Aug 1935
Death Place: Kalamazoo Co., Michigan
Burial Date: 14 Aug 1935
Burial Place: Dimondale
Death Age: 89
Occupation: Carpenter
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Residence: Dimondale, Michigan
Father Name: U
Father Birth Place: New York
Mother Name: Lavina Patridge
Mother Birth Place: New York
Spouse Name: Della Marshall
FHL Film Number: 2075004

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jabez Ashley (1814 - 1902)
  Lavinia L. Partridge Ashley (1821 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Adella Jane Marshall Hall/Ashley (1854 - 1946)
 
 Siblings:
  Jane Marie Ashley (1840 - 1872)*
  Isaac N. Ashley (1843 - 1919)*
  Daniel Peter Ashley (1845 - 1935)
  William Merritt Ashley (1847 - 1930)*
  Margarett Ashley Hull (1849 - 1931)*
  John A. Ashley (1851 - 1861)*
  Asa Irvin Ashley (1854 - 1861)*
  Clara A. Ashley (1856 - 1856)*
  Alice Lucile Ashley Bates (1857 - 1956)*
  Emma F Ashley Wigent (1858 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Daniel Peter
Ashley
1845- 1935

 
Burial:
Dimondale Cemetery
Dimondale
Eaton County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Rick Waggener
Record added: Aug 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57359276
Daniel Peter Ashley
Added by: Rick Waggener
 
Daniel Peter Ashley
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Added by: Sandra Moore
 
 
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 Added: Nov. 5, 2010
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 Added: Nov. 5, 2010
 
 
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