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 Cora <I>Westerfield</I> Ale

Cora Westerfield Ale

Barbourville, Knox County, Kentucky, USA
Death 30 Sep 1953 (aged 79)
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 31 Lot 74 Sp 9
Memorial ID 74820392 · View Source
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Cora Ale, widow of John W. Ale passed away at her home at 813 Oak Street in Carthage, MO.
Cause of death was complications from myasthenia gravis that she has suffered from for 10 years prior to her death and heart failure.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of Knell Mortuary and burial was in Park Cemetery.
The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.

Cora was the daughter of
Levi J. and Amanda King Westerfield




Prominent Long-Time Residents Honor Guests at Family Dinner At Hackett Home

Mrs. and Mrs. J. W. Ale, prominent residents of the district more than 50 years, today observed their golden wedding anniversary.
Mrs. and Mrs. W. T. Hackett entertained at a family dinner at noon today honoring Mr. and Mrs. Ale. Mrs. Hackett is a niece of Mr. Ale and her brothers-in-law and sisters.
Mrs. and Mrs. V. R Willey and Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Knight of Arcadia, California are here for the occasion. The dinner was at the Hackett home, 1628 South Maple. Vernon Post also was present.
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Ale took place October 15, 1896 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Westerfield, who lived 10 miles northwest of Carthage. The Ales started housekeeping in the Mt. Moriah neighborhood where he farmed on an extensive scale. In 1913 they moved to a smaller acreage at Morgan Heights, just west of Broadview Country Club. In 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Ale purchased property at 813 Oak Street, where they now lived since.

Miss Cora Westerfield Ale, now Mrs. Ale, was born March 31, 1873 in Barbourville, Kentucky. When she was seven years old her parents came to this district and purchased the farm northwest of Carthage, where the daughter later was married. Prior to her marriage Mrs. Ale was a teacher in the old Washington school in the east part of town and also taught in the Central school, which later was razed to make way for the present high school building.

A Pennsylvanian by birth, Mr. Ale is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ale, who came here in 1878 from Bloomburg, and settled in the Mt. Moriah neighborhood. Mr. Ale was born November 26, 1860. The Samuel Ale home was five miles northwest of Carthage. Mr. Ale is the last of the immediate family. The late Clark Ale, Miss Elizabeth Ale and Mrs. Ann Chilcote were his brothers and sisters. In addition to the above mentioned nieces Mr. Ale also has a nephew, S. S. C. Chilcote of Basin Wyoming.
Mrs. Ale has a sister, Mrs. Louis Madden of Kansas City

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 74820392
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cora Westerfield Ale (31 Mar 1874–30 Sep 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74820392, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .