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Josiah Finger Asbury
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1833
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 9, 1902
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Mr. Josiah Asbury Dead.

Mr. Josiah Asbury, the well-known contractor, who is known to almost every resident of this city, died this morning shortly after 2 o'clock. He suffered a stroke of paralysis two or three months ago, and since then had ben [sic] had been confined to his house. A sudden change for the worse in his condition was manifested at an early hour this morning, and he sank rapidly until the end.

Charlotte Observer
May 9, 1902
Page 1
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FUNERAL OF JOSIAH ASBURY.
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Services to be Held at Tryon Street Church This Afternoon--The Passing of a Good Man.

Thee funeral services of the late Josiah Asbury will be conducted at Tryon Street Methodist church this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by Re. Dr. T. F. Marr, pastor of the church. The pall-bearers will be: Messrs. D. H. Anderson, J. G. Freeland, M. F. Kirby, C. C. Kennedy, J. S. Spencer, Robert Stokes, M. C. Mayer, Jasper Miller, M. L. Frazier and C. C. Hayes.

Mr. Asbury was born in Lincoln county, March 13, 1833. He was married to Miss Anna Finger on March 1st, 1857, and moved to Charlotte in 1859. Children of this marriage are Messrs. O. F. Asbury and E. T. Asbury, of this city. On July 28, 1874, Mr. Asbury was married to Miss Mary Farrow, who, with three sons, Messrs. T. H., J. J., and O. K. Asbury, and one daughter, Miss Ethel Asbury, survives. Other surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. Julia Munday, of Lincoln county, and Mrs. Meling Thompson of Davidson, and one brother, Mr. S. J. Asbury, of this city.

During the civil war Mr. Asbury was in charge of the powder mill, located near the Tuckaseegee ford, on the Catawba river, but after the war he returned to this place and continued his residence until his death. He was one of the most prominent contractors in this section of the country and was an upright, honorable, Christian gentleman.

Mr. Asbury was almost a life-long member of the Methodist Church and for some years before his death had been a trustee of Tryon Street Methodist church. His death is a loss to the community.

Charlotte Observer
May 10, 1902
Page 5 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Asbury (1799 - 1874)
  Susannah Elizabeth Robinson Asbury (1799 - 1838)
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Ann C. Finger Asbury (1839 - 1873)
  Mary Esther Farrow Asbury (1851 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Farrow Asbury (____ - 1876)*
  Infant Asbury (____ - 1872)*
  Hazel Cummings Asbury (____ - 1879)*
  Milton Walter Asbury (1859 - 1860)*
  Walter Asbury (1859 - 1860)*
  Egbert Toscar Asbury (1865 - 1937)*
  Thomas Harrison Asbury (1875 - 1914)*
  Otis Kerr Asbury (1882 - 1959)*
  Ethel Asbury (1884 - 1903)*
 
 Siblings:
  Daniel Marion Asbury (1822 - 1881)*
  John Robinson Asbury (1823 - 1899)*
  Jane Asbury Howard (1826 - 1914)*
  Nancy Morris Asbury Sifford (1828 - 1921)*
  Susannah Elizabeth Asbury Linebarger (1831 - 1873)*
  Josiah Finger Asbury (1833 - 1902)
  Osborne Watson Asbury (1835 - 1901)*
  Juliann Rebecca Asbury Mundy (1839 - 1935)**
  Lutitia Melvina Asbury Thompson (1840 - 1938)**
  Sidney Monroe Asbury (1845 - 1939)**
  Emily Virginia Asbury Goodson (1847 - 1939)**
  Samuel Jennings Asbury (1849 - 1917)**
  Henry Murchison Asbury (1850 - 1915)**
  Sarah Catherine Asbury Duke (1858 - 1932)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Jane M. Howard
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65702451
Josiah Finger Asbury
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Josiah Finger Asbury
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