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 Daniel Leeper Ashby

Daniel Leeper Ashby

Birth
Chariton County, Missouri, USA
Death 13 May 1898 (aged 55)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cerritos, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Block 90, Lot 1, Grave 12
Memorial ID 10285289 · View Source
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Daniel Leeper Ashby (May 29, 1842-May 13, 1898)
D.L. Ashby, late of Artesia, California, died on Friday, May 13th from injuries received on Tuesday night. He had been to Long Beach where he sold a load of potatoes. He had spent part of the day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Simmons who were oldtime friends and left here for his home at a little after 4 o'clock. He was seen by persons near Los Alamitos at dusk. He was found near the place the next morning at about 7 o'clock, in an unconscious condition. Efforts were made to restore him to consciousness but without avail, although he lived some 52 hours after being found. His pocket-book, containing $11, and his spectacles and papers were found in and beside the roadway. In the community there is a feeling that he had been fbuly dealt with, but of this we cannot say until the inquest has been held and findings reported. Mr. Ashby was born in Chariton, Chariton County, Missouri, May 29, 1842; was married to Margaret Brown. As a result of this union nine children were born, all of whom are living, seven here and two in the east, all being grown. His wife preceded him in death, having died in this city, September 29, 1897. His mother-on-law, Mrs. Mary Ashby, aged 85 years and his daughter kept house for him. Funeral services were held on Saturday, the 14th at Artesia, Rev. Mr. Ashley conducting the services and the remains were buried in the cemetery at Artesia. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons from this place attended the funeral. There was a large attendance of neighbors, whose sympathies are very intense.
The coroner's record of 9 June, 1898 states that death was due to fracture of skull by an accidental fall from his wagon.


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  • Maintained by: Our Family Genealogy
  • Originally Created by: Glenn and Tracy Morrow
  • Added: 7 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10285289
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Leeper Ashby (29 May 1842–13 May 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10285289, citing Artesia Cemetery, Cerritos, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Our Family Genealogy (contributor 47796684) .