|Death: ||Aug. 5, 1908|
Ms. Askew passed away in New Decatur of Malarial Fever. The information about her death and burial place was taken from the Morgan County Death Register, Book H. This name is not found in the 1900 census records for Morgan County but the name of Johntie Askew appears as a daughter in the household of Anna McMurry, widow, and is approximately the same age given for Josie Askew.
The following obituary appeared in the NEW DECATUR ADVERTISER newspaper on August 6, 1908 and is probably the same person, even though it gives yet a third possibility of a first name for this lady:
Mrs. Jessie M. Askew, 1412 Sixth Avenue South, died August 4th. The remains were shipped to Basham Chapel for interment.
Note: A tombstone has not been found for her. She is likely buried in one of the many graves marked only with fieldstones in Basham Cemetery.
Basham Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: C. R. Lane
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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