|Birth: ||Feb. 15, 1826|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1902|
William Askins, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this place has to wrest Wednesday evening at the home of his son, Charles, from the effects of a paralytic stroke a few days previous. He had been in failing health of the past few years.
The deceased was born in Carroll Township, this county, February 15, 1826, his age being consequently, 76 years 11 months and 13 days. His failure years were spent on the farm; later he worked in Perry and Montebello furnaces, when these were active industries. By occupation, he was a carpenter and pump him in maker, and up until within a few years of his death, followed his vocation actively, especially as a pumpmaker, being the only one in this section.
In politics he wasn't about Republican and a man of integrity and honesty. In 1852 he was joined in wedlock with Margaret A. Stone. There survived from this union -- Mrs. Willis Clouser, Centre Township; William H., Harry E., and Charles W. Askins. Mrs. Askins departed this life in 1870. He wedded some years later, Caroline, relict of the late John Angney. One child resulted from this union -- Elizabeth, Mrs. W. H. Cupp, of this place. This is Askins died June 14, 1899.
The remains of the deceased were interred in the cemetery, Of This Pl., Saturday morning, Rev. J. R. Shipe, of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating.
Published in the People's Advocate & Press. (bio by: Bill Corl)
Margaret Ann Stone Askins (1830 - 1870)*
Jane Elizabeth Askins Clouser (1855 - 1909)*
William H Askins (1857 - 1922)*
Charles W Askins (1869 - 1933)*
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: Aug 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57395446
Added: Jul. 26, 2013