Howard Fordyce Ashby

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Howard Fordyce Ashby

  • Birth 23 Dec 1885
  • Death 18 Apr 1971
  • Burial Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 22655488

Roachdale - Howard Fordice Ashby, 85, retired farmer and former Wabash College professor died at 11 a.m. Sunday (18 April) in Methodist Hospital at Indianapolis. A 1905 graduate of Ladoga HS and in 1909 of Wabash, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and began teaching under Prof Cragwell at the college after his graduation. He received his M.A. degree and later became associate professor of math and German. He left the field of education for farming in 1914. Mr. Ashby was chairman of the AAA in Franklin Twp, Putnam County. He was a member and elder of the Roachdale Presbyterian Church and member of Roachdale Masonic Lodge and OES. Born near Ladoga on Dec 23, 1885, he was a son of Howard and Elizabeth Fordice (Fordyce) Ashby. He was married to Livy Miller on Sept 10, 1912. She survives with a daughter, Helen Ashby of Washington, DC. A son, Winston is deceased. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Perkins Funeral Home in Roachdale, where friends may call at 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Masonic rites will be at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Monday. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery at Crawfordsville

The attached newspaper clipping is dated Aug 11, 1928. Quote from an article dated August 13, 1928: "Howard would lose his only son Winston to drowning. Howard would go to Chicago immediately upon recipt of word that his son had been drowned was today prostrated at his home here and his condition was regarded as serious."

Howard would lose his father the following year.

Howard F Ashby was the child of William Ashby born on - Mar - 1845 at Ladoga IN died at Ladoga IN on - - 1929 and his ( 1st ) wife Elizabeth Fordice born on - Mar - 1852 at Russellville IN died at Ladoga IN on - - 1932 married on 29 - Sep - 1875 married at Russellville IN.
The Said William Ashby was the child of Thompson Van Meter Ashby born on - Apr - 1818 at Shelby Co KY
died at Ladoga IN on - - 1903 and his ( 1st ) wife
Dulcinea Lockridge born on - Jun - 1825 at Montgomery Co KY died at Montgomery Co IN on - - 1915 married on 30 May - 1844 married at Putnam Co IN


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  • Maintained by: Not Forgotten
  • Originally Created by: Jane
  • Added: 4 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22655488
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Fordyce Ashby (23 Dec 1885–18 Apr 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22655488, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Not Forgotten (contributor 47093036) .