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Hannah Ward Ashby
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1825
Leicestershire, England
Death: Jul. 30, 1913
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Two Aged Ladies Have Passed Away. Mrs. Hannah Ward Ashby, 88, and Mrs. Margaret Winn, 81, Died First of the Week.

Mrs. Hannah Ward Ashby died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Murray, of old age. The funeral was held at Maeser Thursday afternoon in the presence of a large number of people.

Deceased was born in Belgrave, England June 12, 1825 and was therefore 88 years old last June. She was the mother of eight children, four of whom (three sons and one daughter) survive. There have been born 78 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

On Tuesday Mrs. Margaret Winn died at the home of her daugher, Mrs. C. A. McCarrel. The funeral was held this afternoon in the First Ward Chapel and was conducted by Bishop Wilkins. Death was due to old age. Last week she visited her sons, John and Elizas in the Union Ward and seemed to be feeling well.

She was born in Lancashire, England June 6, 1831. Eight of the ten children are living: Joseph B. Winn, California; Mrs. J. M. Golightly, Logan; William Winn, Elgan, Oregon; Denisa Winn, Roosevelt; Mrs. Mary A. McCarrel, Elias Winn, Ashley Valley. In 1847 Mrs. Winn came to Utah. She was one of the pioneers of Preston, Idaho, the Winn residence being the first erected in that town. Her husband was a member of the Mormon Battalion.

-Vernal Express, August 1, 1913, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
By Mrs. William H. Nielsen, July 30, 1953

Samuel Ashby and Hannah Ward Ashby lived at Leistershire, England and they were converts to the Latter-day Saints Church and desired to emigrate to the United States and join with the main body of Saints in Utah. When the children were very young, their father died. He was 43 years old and a farm labourer. His death certificate said he died in an infirmary of "erycepelas" actually erysipelas is a skin condition caused by strep bacteria, probably allowed to enter his system by a scratch or wound.

William and Thomas came to this country prior to the rest of the family, about 1867. They were young boys, William about fourteen. As they were crossing the plains they walked and helped drive the cattle and helped in any way they could.

One day when they stopped to rest, William being very tired and foot sore, lay down in the shade of the wagon and fell asleep. The driver, not noticing the boy when they resumed their journey, ran a wheel over the boy's back, severely injuring him. A kind friend, William Brown, made a bed in his wagon for the injured boy, and they resumed their journey across the plains. William Brown made his home in Spanish Fork.

When the brothers arrived in Salt Lake, they went to Ogden. Here Thomas Ashby set up a shoe store, and when the rest of the family arrived in 1869, after the railroad was completed, they went first to Ogden. William then came to Spanish Fork to live with his grandparents, Thomas Ward and True Love Latham. They were very poor, so William went to live with John W. Snell and Jeremiah Murray.

When William married, they homesteaded in Lake Shore, near the Spanish Fork River, building an adobe home which is still standing, and is now owned by Alexander Argyle. William Ashby had to clear and level the land and build canals to carry water to the crops. They farmed and raised cattle.

Their children were all born in this home. Here the children had their first schooling and attended church. Wells was baptized in a watering trough, with the man officiating standing outside on the dry ground, and this was the reason for his later rebaptism, that both should be in the water.

The William Ashby family left Lake Shore in 1900 and moved to Vernal. Elias was very young, about three months, when they moved.

The river afforded a place of summer recreation, as every group of boys had their favorite swimming hole. Some of the games participated in were Hide and Go Seek, Kick the Can, and ball games with homemade ball and bat. Elias Ashby came back to Utah Co. in 1923.

* cause of death was changed

Their eight children: Susan Ashby (died young in England), Sarah Jane Ashby, Thomas Ashby, Mary Ashby, William Ashby, Hannah Ashby (died young in Michigan), Samuel Ashby and John Latham Ashby.

Hannah had sons William and Thomas emigrate to the United States and the rest of the family came later.

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Family links: 
  Thomas Ward (1801 - 1878)
  Truelove Latham Ward (1802 - 1880)
  Samuel Ashby (1818 - 1861)
  Thomas Ashby (1849 - 1905)*
  Mary Ashby Murray (1851 - 1922)*
  William Ashby (1854 - 1920)*
  Samuel Ashby (1858 - 1917)*
  John Latham Ashby (1861 - 1924)*
  Mary Ward Hartshorn (1822 - 1875)*
  Hannah Ward Ashby (1825 - 1913)
  Sarah Ward Draper (1830 - 1900)*
  Thomas Ward (1837 - 1922)*
  Truelove Ward Thompson (1838 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: L210_S3
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: May 14, 2007
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Hannah, is my 2x Great Grandmother and I'm very thankful to her! Her son William was my Great-Grandfather, and his son Don Carlos Ashby was my Grandfather. What a great heritage!
- Connie Sharp Osborn
 Added: Oct. 4, 2015
She is my 3rd great grandmother also.
- Kathy
 Added: Nov. 8, 2014

- Lance
 Added: Nov. 9, 2013
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