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John Willetts "Will" Ale
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1860
Bloomburg Village
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1948
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

John W. Ale was a retired farmer and resided at 813 Oak Street with his wife, Cora Westerfield Ale. He had been a resident of the Carthage area for 87 years, virtually his whole life.
FATHER: Samuel Ale
Birthplace: Pennsylvania

MOTHER: Margaret Dildine Ale
Birthplace: Pennsylvania

He passed away from cerebral arteriosclerosis at age 87
Funeral arrangements were handled by Knell Mortuary and burial was in Park Cemetery.
His death certificate can be viewed online at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.

CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1946

WERE WED 50 YEARS AGO

THE J. W. ALES CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING TODAY


Prominent Long-Time Residents Honor Guests at Family Dinner At Hackett Home

Mrs. and Mrs. J. W. Ale, prominent residents of the district more than 50 years, today observed their golden wedding anniversary.
Mrs. and Mrs. W. T. Hackett entertained at a family dinner at noon today honoring Mr. and Mrs. Ale. Mrs. Hackett is a niece of Mr. Ale and her brothers-in-law and sisters.
Mrs. and Mrs. V. R Willey and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Knight of Arcadia, California are here for the occasion. The dinner was at the Hackett home, 1628 South Maple. Vernon Post also was present.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Ale took place October 15, 1896 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Westerfield, who lived 10 miles northwest of Carthage. The Ales started housekeeping in the Mt. Moriah neighborhood where he farmed on an extensive scale. In 1913 they moved to a smaller acreage at Morgan Heights, just west of Broadview Country Club. In 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Ale purchased property at 813 Oak Street, where they now lived since.

Miss Cora Westerfield Ale, now Mrs. Ale, was born March 31, 1873 in Barbourville, Kentucky. When she was seven years old her parents came to this district and purchased the farm northwest of Carthage, where the daughter later was married. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Ale was a teacher in the old Washington school in the east part of town and also taught in the Central school, which later was razed to make way for the present high school building.

A Pennsylvanian by birth, Mr. Ale is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ale, who came here in 1878 from Bloomburg, and settled in the Mt. Moriah neighborhood. Mr. Ale was born November 26, 1860. The Samuel Ale home was five miles northwest of Carthage. Mr. Ale is the last of the immediate family. The late Clark Ale, Miss Elizabeth Ale and Mrs. Ann Chilcote were his brothers and sisters. In addition to the above mentioned nieces Mr. Ale also has a nephew, S. S. C. Chilcote of Basin Wyoming.
Mrs. Ale has a sister, Mrs. Louis Madden of Kansas City
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CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
June 7, 1948

J. W. ALE, RETIRED FARMER, IS DEAD

Passes Away at Home on Oak Street -Had Resided in Jasper County Almost 70 Years- Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon at Knell Service Home


J. W. Ale, 87, prominent retired Jasper county farmer who had lived in and near Carthage almost 70 years, passed away at 5:35 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home, 813 Oak Street. He had been ill several months.
Mr. Ale was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ale, who came to this district in 1878, from Bloomsburgh, PA. The son, J. W. Ale, was born in Bloomsburg, November 26, 1860. The family settled in the Mt. MOriah neighborhood on a farm five miles northwest of Carthage.

On October 15, 1896 Mr. Ale was married to Miss Cora Westerfield, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Westerfield, who lived 10 miles northwest of Carthage. They started housekeeping in the Mt. Moriah community, where Mr. Ale farmed on an extensive scale, until 1913 when he and Mrs. Ale moved to a small acreage in Morgan Heights, just west of the Broadview Country Club. In 1942 the Ales purchased the property at 813 Oak Street where they had lived since.
Prior to her marriage Mrs. Ale was a teacher in the old Washington school which was located in the east part of the city and also at the Central School, which was razed to make way for the present high school.
Surviving Mr. Ale are his wife, Mrs. Cora Ale; three nieces; Mrs. Tom Hackett of Carthage and Mrs. V. R. Willey, and Mrs. C. W. Knight of Arcadia, California. Mrs. C. W. Knight of Arcadia, Calif. Mrs. Louis Madden of Kansas City, a sister of Mrs. Ale, has been here the last several months.
Mr. Ale was last of his immediate family. A sister, Mrs. Ann Chilcote, passed away in 1932; a brother, Clark Ale, on July 24, 1935, and another sister, Miss Elizabeth Ale, on October 19, 1940.
Mr. and Mrs. Ale celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Ocober, 1946, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hackett.
Funeral services for Mr. Ale will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow and burial will in Park Cemetery. The rev. R. H. Bodine, pastor of the pastor of the First Methodist church, will be in charge of the services. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Ale (1820 - 1903)
  Margaret Dilldine Ale (1820 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Cora Westerfield Ale (1874 - 1953)
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Elizabeth Ale (1849 - 1940)*
  Andrew Clark Ale (1855 - 1935)*
  John Willetts Ale (1860 - 1948)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Bl 31 Lot 74 Sp 7
 
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Aug 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74818631
John Willetts Will Ale
Added by: NJBrewer
 
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