|Birth: ||May 2, 1891|
|Death: ||May 28, 1971|
Husband, Walter, called her Ollie. She was known to everyone as Olive, which she preferred over Florence. (Per her son, Walter B.)
Ollie definitely had a strong personality. She ruled the roost and was in charge of her family. She moved her family around quite a bit in Colorado and managed the family finances.
Birth Register of Olive shows mother as Nancy McGhee of Dodge Twp., and father as James Dee, farmer. She was unnamed at time of registry but shows a female and sixth child born of this mother on May 2, 1891 in Dodge Twp.
The Journal Advocate, Sterling, CO, May 29, 1971:
"Funeral services for Florence Olive Ashby, 80, of 215-1/2 Taylor, will be conducted 10 a.m., Tuesday, from the First Christian Church, the Rev. James Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside cemetery. Mrs. Ashby died Friday in a local hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born May 2, 1891, in Guthrie Center, Iowa, the daughter of James and Nancy Emeline McGhee Dee. She left Iowa when 1-1/2 years old, moving to Winnebago, Neb., with her family. They resided there until coming to Colorado in 1908, she married Walter Ashby in Sioux City, Iowa. He died Sept. 10, 1953. Mrs. Ashby was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by four sons, James C. Ashby, 215 Taylor, Sterling, Harold Ashby of Commerce City, Bernard Ashby of Longmont and Elton Ashby of Englewood; two daughters, Mrs. Erma Curtis of Stoneham and Mrs. Leone Reese of Sterling; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Walters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements."
Married: 20 1907 in SOUIX CITY,WOODBURY,IA,USA
Walter Bernard Ashby (1874 - 1953)*
James Calvin Ashby (1908 - 1977)*
Harold William Ashby (1909 - 1980)*
Erma Iola Ashby Curtis (1914 - 1998)*
Edith Ashby (1916 - 1918)*
Verle Clayton Ashby (1918 - 1919)*
Leone Isabelle Ashby Reese (1919 - 1993)*
Plot: Lot: 0008; Space: 02; Block: 069; Section: 1-72; Mortuary: WALTERS; Casket Material: W; Container: PINE BOX; Stone: Yes
Created by: Heather Friend
Record added: Jul 24, 2005
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