Edward Shepard Aleshire

Edward Shepard Aleshire

Birth
Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA
Death 3 Jan 1905 (aged 62)
Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 48428838 · View Source
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Son of Reuben and Margaret Aleshire. Served initially as a 1st lieutenant with Co. A, 87th Ohio Infantry. Later served as captain, Battery F, Second Ohio Heavy Artillery.

His obituary appeared 1/1905 in the Gallipolis Bulletin:

Capt. E. S. Aleshire died at his home at Huntington, W. Va., Tuesday evening, January 3, 1905, after a ten days illness from acute pneumonia. He had been suffering from rheumatism for some time and in his weakened condition was unable to withstand the ravages of the new enemy, despite all that science and the tender care of loved ones could do.

Capt. Aleshire was a son of the late Reuben and Margaret Aleshire and was born in Gallipolis. He was educated in our schools and afterwards graduated at Marietta college. At the outbreak of the civil war he entered the army as Captain of Company F, Second Ohio Artillery, and was mustered out with his company Aug. 27, 1863. After the close of the war he engaged in the milling business with his father and afterward conducted a general feed business. In 1888 he went with Armour & Co. and traveled for a number of years and about seven years ago was appointed superintendent of the local branch of the company at Huntington, a very important position.

Besides a wife, formerly Miss Justine Onderdonk, he leaves five sons, Henry O., Edward S., R. Page, Halsey W., and Morris B. Aleshire, all of whom were with him when the tired spirit took its flight. He also leaves brothers, Major James B. Aleshire, Harry of Butte, Mont., and Reuben Aleshire of Gallipolis, and one sister, Mrs. Jos. Mullineux of this city, who was also at his bedside.

He had been a member of the Episcopal Church for many years and also a Knight Templar.

Capt. Aleshire was a manly man. Honorable, and just in his business dealings, courteous, affable, and sociable he was a universal favorite and commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him. During his illness the tense anxiety of hundreds of friends in this city for news from his bedside told louder than words of the esteem in which he was held by the citizens of his native town, and to the stricken widow and sorrowing sons and other relatives they tender a sincere sympathy.

The remains arrived here Thursday morning and were taken to the residence of Mrs. Jos. Mullineux, where the services were held at two o'clock, by Rev. Gibson, of Huntington, interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward & Son. A large number of friends and business associates were here to attend the services and the floral tributes were many and beautiful, the casket being draped with 'the stars and stripes and banked with cut flowers.



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  • Added: 21 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48428838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Shepard Aleshire (10 May 1842–3 Jan 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48428838, citing Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Cenantua (contributor 46953050) .