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 Mary Adam <I>Henderson</I> Ashcroft

Mary Adam Henderson Ashcroft

Birth
Scotland
Death 24 May 1904 (aged 55)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Plot old block 1-1-8-
Memorial ID 28964158 · View Source
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Mary Adam Henderson was born in Scotland. When she was a small child (age 2), her parents, David and Margaret packed up their family of six children and joined the Easton and extended Adam family to sail from Glasgow, Scotland to Liverpool, England to America, the land of promise.
The ship crossed the Atlantic, to the south of the Florida Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. From there, the family took a boat up the Mississippi, settling in St. Louis, Missouri.
They planned to stay about a year, long enough to save up for provisions, and a wagon and oxen team for the trip west. Mary's father, David, died shortly after from heat stroke (or cholera) while working in the coal mines near St. Louis and was buried in what is now called Dogtown.
After her father's death, Mary's mother, Margaret, became the plural wife, for a time, of James Easton (the husband of Margaret's sister). They made the trip west to Salt Lake, then to Cedar City and finally settled in San Bernardino, Ca.
Mary married, first, William R. Levic(k) in San Bernardino, Ca. They were divorced June 15, 1874. She then married Thomas H. Ashcroft.

The Weekly Sun (San Bernardino, CA.), P. 3, Fri., May 27, 1904
Mrs. Mary Ashcroft, wife of Thomas Ashcroft of Corona, and one of the old time settlers of San Bernardino, died in the California Hospital in Los Angeles at 6 o’clock last evening, the result of an operation. Her husband and her brother, Officer John A. Henderson of this city, were with her at the time of death.
Mrs. Ashcroft had been ill for a month at her Corona home, and a week ago was taken to Los Angeles for treatment, an operation being the only hope. She was 55 years of age and a native of Scotland.
Mrs. Ashcroft was raised in San Bernardino and enjoyed friends and acquaintances without number throughout the valley. She had lived in Corona for the past several years.
Besides the husband and Mr. Henderson of this city, she leaves a brother, William McD. Henderson of Rialto; another brother, D.G. Henderson of Imperial, and two sisters, Mrs. William Roberts or Corona and Mrs. Margaret Yager, whose home is on the Rialto terrace.
Mrs. Ashcroft was a strong and noble character, and an earnest Christian woman. She was one of the active members of the Baptist church in Corona, and known far and near for her good deeds and wide influence for the right.
The funeral will take place from the late residence in Corona, probably tomorrow. Interment will be in the San Bernardino cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Chloé
  • Originally Created by: Barbara LeClaire
  • Added: 12 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28964158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Adam Henderson Ashcroft (31 May 1848–24 May 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28964158, citing Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Chloé (contributor 47159257) .