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William Ansley
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1854
Drybrook
Gloucestershire, England
Death: Sep. 13, 1928
Whitebreast
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

William was born in East Dean (now Drybrook), Gloucestershire, the son of John & Sophia (Heaven) Ansley. He started working in the iron mines with his father. He married Blanche Maria Hail on 3 August 1878; they had one son, Thomas. After Blanche's death in 1880, William immigrated to the United States with his brother Thomas, eventually settling in Lucas County, IA. He started there working in the coal mines until he had enough money to buy his own farm. At the time of his death, he owned most of the farmland in Whitebreast Township. His second wife was Mary Jane Heaven, whom he married on 1 June 1882. They had 11 children, 8 of whom survived to adulthood (Frank, Alice Blankenburg, Ralph, Oliver, Clarence, Esther, Anna Graves, & Ernest). William died of stomach cancer; according to family accounts, his last words were, "Easy come, easy go." 
 
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 Spouses:
  Blanche Maria Hail Ansley (____ - 1880)*
  Mary Jane Heaven Ansley (1860 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Ansley (1880 - 1916)*
  William Francis Ansley (1883 - 1968)*
  Emma Alice Ansley Blankenburg (1885 - 1951)*
  Ralph Eugene Ansley (1888 - 1969)*
  Oliver George Ansley (1891 - 1984)*
  Clarence Alfred Ansley (1896 - 1984)*
  Esther Mary Ansley (1899 - 1924)*
  Anna Louise Ansley Graves (1902 - 1986)*
  Ernest John Ansley (1906 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grimes Cemetery
Whitebreast
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: T W Zimmerman
Record added: Jan 05, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5134579
William Ansley
Added by: T W Zimmerman
 
William Ansley
Added by: T W Zimmerman
 
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