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SARAH ANN ASHBAUGH (1853 – 1878)
On the 5th of October, 1869, at the residence of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. J.R. Coffman, Mr. Wm. J. Fickes to Miss Sarah A. Ashbaugh, all of Tuscarawas county, O
Died in Lockport, August 12th, 1878, Mrs. Sarah A., wife of Wm J. Fickes, Esq., aged 24 years 8 months, and 6 days. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. William Ashbaugh, at whose residence she died. She left, besides her deeply bereaved husband, four infant children, and a large circle of friends to mourn her early demise. Mrs. Fickes was a woman of many excellent qualities, which greatly endeared her to those who had the advantage of her acquaintance. She was amiable, kind, confiding and intent on doing good according to her opportunities. She was a christian; having been received into the fellowship of the Lutheran Church by Dr. Steck, on the first Sabbath he spent in New Philadelphia in the spring of 1876. Her funeral, which was largely attended, occurred on the 14th inst., her pastor, Dr. Steck, officiating. The bereaved have the [illegible] consolation, in this case, that their loss is her gain.
SOLOMON ASHBAUGH (1841 – 1880)
Ex County Auditor, Solomon Ashbaugh, whose recent sickness has been heretofore referred to in our column, died at his residence on Fair street, New Philadelphia, on Thursday, March 25th, 1880, aged 38 years, 8 months & 19 days. He was married to Miss Isabella Emerson, Oct. 31, 1867, who with one child survives him. The interment took place on Sunday at 2 p.m., and notwithstanding the very inclement weather, was largely attended by our citizens. He was a kind and generous husband and father – in community a peaceable and honorable citizen, and as a public officer, in the discharge of all his duties, was efficient and accommodating. The death of Mr. Ashbaugh excited an unfeigned sorrow in the hearts of his many friends and acquaintances.
WILLIAM ASHBAUGH (1824 – 1903)
An Old Resident of South Philadelphia Passes Away.
On Friday evening at 8:30 o’clock the infirmities of age brought an end to the earthly existence of Wm. Ashbaugh who has lived across the river in South Philadelphia for over 60 years. The Ashbaugh family was prominent in this county, one, Solomon, having been auditor back in the 70’s.
William Ashbaugh was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, April 27, 1824, and was therefore in this 80th year. His parents moved to this county when William was a lad of 15 years and he has been a resident ever since. He was married to Matilda Little January 3, 1850. Three children were born to them, one of whom, John, with the widow, survives. He was a devoted member of the Lutheran church having been a life long member of that denomination. He was a most excellent citizen a respected neighbor and a devoted christian. The funeral services were under the direction of Rev. Larimer and were held Sunday afternoon.
Extreme Heat Claims its First Victim Friday Night in Phil’a.
William Ashbaugh died at his home in S. Phil’a Friday evening from old age and exposure to the extreme heat about a week ago. Until then he enjoyed excellent health but was confined to his bed since and passed away Friday night at the age of 78 years. He is survived by a wife and one son. Mr. Ashbaugh was one of Lockport’s early settlers and was highly respected by all who know him.
MATILDA LITTLE (1825 – 1908)
…of Aged Mrs. Matilda Ashbaugh Wednesday Afternoon
Mrs. Matilda Ashbaugh, relict of the late William Ashbaugh, died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Weidner on the south side, Wednesday afternoon. She had been ill not quite a week. Death was due to general debility, resulting from old age.
Mrs. Ashbaugh was born in Harrison county eighty-two years ago. There she resided until seventeen years of age, when she came to this city. The past sixty-five years she has resided on the south side. Mr. Ashbaugh died about five years ago. She is survived by one child, a son, John Ashbaugh, who lives here.
The deceased was a member of the Lutheran church, which she joined in her youth. As long as her health permitted she took an active part in church work. The funeral will be Saturday at two o’clock. Rev. Larimer officiating. Interment will be in the East Fair Street cemetery.
Death of Mrs. Matilda Ashbaugh
Mrs. Matilda Ashbaugh, widow of William Ashbaugh, died at her hoome on the South Side, this city, at 4 o’clock on last Wednesday afternoon. Death was the result of general debility. Mrs. Ashbaugh was born in Harrison county, and her age was eighty-two years and six months. She had been a resident of this city and vicinity for the last sixty-five years. Mrs. Ashbaugh is survived by one son, John Ashbaugh, her … having died almost five years since. Mrs. Ashbaugh was a …woman and a consistent member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral services were held at the family …o’clock on Saturday afternoon…Larimer of the…officiated and the …street….