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 Alva Ashley Donahoo

Alva Ashley Donahoo

Birth
Linn County, Iowa, USA
Death 28 Feb 1928 (aged 81)
Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Burial Blakesburg, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 11572986 · View Source
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obit. from a local newspaper:
Alva Ashley Donahoo, the eldest son of J. P. and Turressa Donahoo was born in Linn County, Iowa. When ten years of age, he came with his parents to Wapello County and made their home South of Blakesburg where he grew to manhood. While yet a young man he was converted at a meeting held in the old brick school house which in an early day stood near his late home and later united with the United Brethren Church. He was united in marriage to Betty Bashaw and to them was born one daughter, Laura. The wife passed away at their home which was then in Missouri and Mr. Donahoo with his little daughter returned to this vicinity. November 16, 1897 he was again united in marriage to Eliza J. Pratt and has since resided at the home where he passed away Tuesday morning at the ripe age of 81 years, 3 months and 14 days. More than a year ago Mr. Donahoo suffered a stroke of paralysis while he and his wife were visiting at the home of a sister, Mrs. Will King of Hayes, Kansas and since that time he has been practically helpless. They came back to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Leighton of Ottumwa where he was tenderly cared for for several months. This winter the generous citizens created a fund which enabled them to employ a nurse that he might spend his last days at his old home, a fact of which he was very appreciative, never a day going by without he expressed thanks for all kindnesses extended them. Over sisty years of his life he spent in the service of his Lord and Master and his mission on earth has ended and he has entered the Haven of Rest. Ashley was a good citizen, an obliging neighbor, a friend to all. He is survived by his wife who he cared for so tenderly in the many years she has been in darkness (blind), his only daughter, Mrs. Laura Leighton of Ottumwa; one sister Mrs. Melissa King of Hayes, Kansas; two brothers, Laffeyette of Wymore, Nebraska and Rev. Par Donahoo of Moravia; also three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Ludwig after which the remains were taken to the Jay cemetery for interment.


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  • Maintained by: Lloyd Donahoo
  • Originally Created by: IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
  • Added: 20 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11572986
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alva Ashley Donahoo (14 Nov 1846–28 Feb 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11572986, citing Jay Cemetery, Blakesburg, Wapello County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Lloyd Donahoo (contributor 47132707) .