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Kate KILLEBREW, MD
who was Wm M Ashley?
This WM M Ashley who was Emma Jane's last husband, was from Des Moines, and could have been my great-grandfather. He was a real rake, and was married at least three times, possibly four. Do you know if Emma's Wm M Ashley is my Wm Martin Ashley?

Wm was married to Emma (?) Chenoweth who died, with several small children. He left the children and married Rebecca Alice Schmidt in Des Moines IA. He later left her and may have married Emma Jane Vance Kinsel. Eventually he returned to Des Moines, presumably after Emma Jane's death, reconciled with Rebecca Alice, and is buried with her in the Woodland Cem. in Des M. He died approx in 1927 , Rebecca not until 1944.

Thanks for any info you might have. You already have cleared up a big mystery.
Added by Kate KILLEBREW, MD on Jan 16, 2017 9:20 PM
 

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