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George Washington Lashley
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1844
Iron County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 11, 1909
Flat River
St. Francois County
Missouri, USA

Son of Amos Veach Lashley and SArah Worley. He was born in the flatwoods of then, Msdison county becuase Iron county didnt come into existence until 1857.
george served in the Confederatte army during the Civil WAr at fought at the battles of Helena, Jenkins FErry, Prarie GRove, and CAne Hill along with his Brothers Marcus and Capt.THomas D. Lashley, Nephews Amos and Lemuel sons of Georges Brother CAdmus, and future Brother in Laws and Neighbors Jefferson O. Belmar (m. SArah Jane Lashley)CApt. John R. Higdon (M. RAchel Lashley) and CApt. John M. Peace (m. Obedience Lashley).when George REturned He married Nancy J. Myers, Daughter of William H. Myers and Elizabeth Sutton.In the Early 1880s George Purchased a farm in union township which was located about 3 miles east of des arc and !/4 of a mile souht of wgat is now called postons bridge on big Creek. George was abaptist minister like his father. George had a great talent with tRaining and Handeling horses. George worked as a MUle FEeder at Doe Run Lead Company. HE lost his life at his work when he fell down a mine shaft 417 ft. deep.

Here are to articles out of the Iron County Register from May 20,1909 about the death of George Washington Lashley:
Des Arc News:
Geo.Lashley,65 years old,who owned a farm down on Big Creek,near Low's old Grist Mill, was Instantly killed Friday morning at 3:30 o'clock by falling from the top of a shaft 475 feet deep, at Flat River.He was buried here Saturday by the side of his wife who died some two years ago. He was coming out of the shaft with three other men. The men with Mr.Lashley got out,but before he could get out the engineer started the cage back and he lost his balance and fell to the bottom. He leaves four boys and one girl,Mrs.Joe Stokely of Greenville,Mo., to mourn his loss

the second article:
The following is reproduced from the Elvins Herald of May 13:
"Geo. W. Lashley, aged 68 years, met a terrible death at Doe Run Lead Co's. shaft No.4 at 3:00 AM To-Day (THursday) by falling from the top landing of the shaft to the bottom,a distance of 417 feet.
Mr.Lashley was employed as a mule feeder under ground, He just completed his shift's work, and in company with Thos. Wright Ellis Bostwick and a Polluck,whose name we did not obtain, got on the cage and were hoisted to the top. Bostwick and Wright stepped from the cage first. They were followed by Pullock. Just as Pullock started to step off,the guard rail which prevents the cars from slipping of the cage when rock is being hoisted,dropped. This caused a moments delay, owing to the fact that Pullock had to raise the guard rail before he could leave the cage and get in the clear. He was followed by Mr. Lashley. Before Mr. Lashley had time to get off, the cage started to decend.This caused him to lose his balance and in some manner which was not clearly brought out at the inquest, he fell into the shaft. Nearly every bone in his body was broken and life was extinct when his remains were found by a fellow employee. An inquest was conucted by Coroner Yount of Doe Run at the undertaking rooms of Henry Rinke, the jury returning the usual verdict in such cases. Deceased leaves four sons and one daughter Lee (Robert E. Lee Lashley), of Flat River, with whom he made his home,Walter , of Valles Mines, Fayette(Marquis Lafayette Lashley),who is with the Navy at Honolulu,Wallis (Amos Wallis Lashley), of Des Arc, and Mrs.J. L. Stokely,of Greenville. Deceased was formerly a resident of Des Arc,in Iron County, and the remains will be taken to that place for burial Friday" 
Family links: 
  Amos Veach Lashley (1790 - 1873)
  Sarah Worley Lashley (1800 - 1889)
  Nancy Jane Myers Lashley (1848 - 1906)*
  Robert Lee Lashley (1868 - 1917)*
  Sarah E. Lashley Stokely (1870 - 1929)*
  Amos Wallis Lashley (1872 - 1950)*
  Mary J. Lashley (1876 - 1900)*
  Frances Ella Lashley Burks (1878 - 1906)*
  Marquis Lafayette Lashley (1879 - 1940)*
  George Walter Lashley (1883 - 1913)*
  Unknown Male Lashley (1819 - ____)*
  Cadmus C. Lashley (1820 - 1907)*
  Thomas D. Lashley (1822 - 1863)*
  Eliza Curtis Lashley Tullock (1825 - 1911)*
  Wiley Lashley (1827 - ____)*
  Elander Lashley (1828 - ____)*
  Marcus H. Lashley (1833 - 1913)*
  Darcus Lashley Stephen (1834 - ____)*
  Rebecca Lashley (1836 - 1841)*
  Rachel Lashley Higdon (1841 - 1879)*
  George Washington Lashley (1844 - 1909)
  Sarah Jane Lashley Belmar (1847 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Des Arc
Iron County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Mason German
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Record added: Jun 05, 2011
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George Washington Lashley
Added by: Mason German
George Washington Lashley
Added by: Tammy York Orman & Timothy
George Washington Lashley
Added by: Mason German
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- Mason German
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- Tammy York Orman & Timothy
 Added: Jul. 9, 2013
Died when he fell down a mine shaft 200 feet in Iron Mountain ,Mo.
- Mason German
 Added: Nov. 25, 2012
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