|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1904|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1986|
Jewell S. Stephens, Asby-Holloway, was born in Salina, Oklahoma on January 1, 1904, she was next to the oldest to fourteen children, of parents that came from Wales. I do not know much about my Great-Grandparents, only that they were honest hard-working people. My Great-Grandfather worked the first oil well in Red Fork, most of my family did. My Grandma Jewell told me as a child, that when she was 12 years old, she was walking home at night with her brother and sisters, she was bitten by a rattlesnake, and she almost died. Lucky for my Father and the rest of the family, she did not. As a child, I was always fasincated by the way they lived, because the family were poor, and I was not, so it made me wonder. She was very close to her brother and sisters and they never fought, always proud of each other. She married my Grandfather Clifford Asby (deceased), in 1921, she was 17 years old and he was 19, and his parents came from Jerusalem. She and my Grandfather moved to Kansas City in 1928, and they had three sons, and two served proudly in the US Army and my Dad in the US Marines in WWII and Korea Wars. My Dad told me when Jewell's father would see my Dad and his brothers, he would always refer to them as his little Jew boys. Jewell was very out-spoken person, she always said what was on her mind. Jewell divorced my grandfather Clifford during the Great Depression. She worked for many years at Kleins Towel Suppy CO., in Kansas City, MO, as a seamstress. She remain friends with my Grandfather and she remarried in 1962 to Chester Holloway. She passed away in June 1986 in Kansas City.
Billy (Dad) Gene Asby (1926 - 2010)*
Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery
Created by: Chris Asby
Record added: Jan 16, 2008
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