Surname: Ashby

Biography of Edward P. Ashby

EDWARD P. ASHBY. – Among those who came to Union county with limited capital and have been enabled to work out here a competence for themselves, becoming prosperons and well-to-do in the goods of this world, may be mentioned the successful agriculturist and stockman whose name is at the head of this brief article and who stands to day as one of the substantial and worthy citizens of this progressive and wealthy county. At the present time Mr. Ashby owns a good farm about seven miles north of North Powder, and also a comfortable residence in the town of North Powder, where he is dwelling now for the purpose of having better school facilities for his children. His estate is well improved and he is handling considerable stock. When he landed in this county in 1871, with his parents, he was not possessed of much of this world’s goods, and thinking that there were better opportunities farther ahead they went on to the Willamette valley, and for six years wrought in that region and then returned in 1877 to Union county. The father homesteaded a place in Pyle’s canyon, and there he and the subject of this sketch went into partnership in raising stock, this arrangement continuing until 1893, when the son took the homestead, which is now his farm. On February 13, 1879, Mr. Ashby and Miss Francelia,...

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B. H. Ashby

Sergt., Co. I, 30th Div., 120th Infantry. Born in Surry County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ashby. Entered the service June 19, 1916, at Mt. Airy, N.C. Was sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., from there to Camp Stewart, Texas. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France June 5, 1918. Fought in Hindenburg drive. Served in all other actions with the 30th Division. Landed in USA April 13, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 18,...

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Ashby, George Wilbur – Obituary

Richland, Baker County, Oregon Funeral services will be held for George Wilbur Ashby, 84, of Richland at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Church in Richland. He died Wednesday at Moses Lake, Washington while visiting his son. The Rev. Russell Booher of the Richland Methodist Church will officiate. Ashby was born in Union County the son of William and Charlotte Ashby. He attended schools in Union and moved with his parents to Pine Valley as a youngster. He worked for many years at the Cornucopia Mines until the beginning of World War II. Ashby had been a farmer and miner during his working years. He resided in the Pine and Eagle valleys for over 75 years. He is survived by three sons, Wilbur of Haines, Wanden of Moses Lake, Washington, and Vaden of Keller, Washington; one daughter, Charlotte Poff of Portland; 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. One son, Martin, preceded him in death. Interment will be in the family plot at Eagle Valley Cemetery under the direction of Beatty Chapel. Source: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 27, 1970, page 2 Contributed by: Sue...

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Ashby, Wanden Lloyd – Obituary

Richland, Oregon Wanden Lloyd Ashby, 77, of Richland, died Nov. 10, 2004, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise of complications from heart surgery. His graveside service will be at noon Saturday at Eagle Valley Cemetery in Richland. Pastor Ralph Holcomb of the Baker Christian Church will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7847, Halfway. Wanden was his own man. He served his country during World War II, after joining the U.S. Navy at age 16 with his dad’s OK. He received two Purple Hearts, one in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and one at Okinawa. After the war he sailed with the Merchant Marines for about nine years. After serving his country, Wanden moved to Omak, Wash. He later moved to Keller, Wash., where he was married and bought a ranch. Later he bought another ranch in Moses Lake, Wash. He and his wife were divorced and he sold his property. Wanden acquired some racehorses and raced them at Portland, Yakima, Spokane and Seattle, Wash. He sold his horses after a few years and bought a house at Richland. Wanden and his very good friend, Glenn Densley, prospected and mined. In his later years he had a small sawmill and started making wooden bowls. He never sold any, but gave them to friends and relatives. In addition to mining, he loved...

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Biography of Galusha W. Ashby

Galusha W. Ashby. Many of the men of Montgomery County who have attained prominence in business life, have had their training in agricultural work and prior to entering commercial, industrial and financial affairs have achieved success as tillers of the soil. In this category is found Galusha W. Ashby, who until 1914 centered his activities in farming in Montgomery County and since that time has given his fine talents to the advancement of the lumber interests of Liberty, as proprietor of the Liberty Lumber Company. Mr. Ashby was born on a farm in Appanoose County, Iowa, December 23, 1861, and is a son of Thomas and Amanda V. (Fuller). Ashby. On his father’s side he is of Scotch descent and on his mother’s side of French ancestry, and both families located in Maryland during Colonial times. Thomas Ashby was born in 1834, in Indiana, was reared and educated in that state and Iowa, and in the latter state entered upon his career as a farmer. On May 20, 1871, he came to Montgomery County, Kansas, establishing himself as a pioneer farmer, and here the remainder of his life was passed. He became a substantial agriculturist, accumulated a good property through industry and well-directed effort, and won and held the esteem and respect of his fellow-citizens. His death occurred in 1882. Mr. Ashby was a republican, but took only a...

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