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Asa Lea

  • Birth 19 Aug 1865 Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 28 Feb 1948 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 52260713

Asa was an only child of parents Archibald Thomas Lea and Margaret Newton. He married Georgia Fisher about 1890 and they had one child, son Sherry. Georgia died sometime between 1910-1920. Asa went on to marry the woman who owned the boarding house he was living in, Ellen (Nelle) Mefford, sometime between 1920-1924. They had one child, son John. Asa was the publisher/owner of the Columbus Advocate newspaper in Columbus, Kansas. He was also the manager of the Ancient Order of Pyramids in Kansas City, Missouri for a time. He died from heart failure due to an aortic aneurysm.


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  • Maintained by: Michelle Shreve
  • Originally Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 11 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52260713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Asa Lea (19 Aug 1865–28 Feb 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52260713, citing Fairview Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Michelle Shreve (contributor 46790346) .