Adams - Ashby Family History

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Olivia Louise Ashby1,2,3

F, #13301, b. 13 June 1905, d. after 25 January 1924
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherGeorge William Ashby b. 21 November 1877, d. 6 October 1952
MotherMarinda E. Russell b. 2 December 1879, d. 14 August 1971

Biography

BirthOlivia Louise Ashby was born on 13 June 1905 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.GO+1,4,3
MarriageShe and Clarence J. Ford were married on 25 January 1924 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa.G3,5
DeathOlivia Louise Ashby died after 25 January 1924.3
NameOlivia Louise Ashby was also known as Olive Ford.6
Census NoteCensus Note: 27 April 1910, in 519 4th Street, Centerville, Appanoose County, IowaG.7
ResidenceShe had a residence on 16 June 1942.1
DaughterMrs. Olive Ford was listed as daughter of George William Ashby in the obituary of George William Ashby.8,9,10
ResidenceShe had a residence on 6 October 1952 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IowaG.6

Citations

  1. [S1200] Iowa. Appanoose, FamilySearch, Digital Images of Delayed Birth Certificates Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939, Delayed Birth Certificate no. 400044 (1942), Olive Louise Ashby, .
  2. [S364] Marsha Ashby, Ashby Email, Recipient: Robert L. Adams, Author E-mail:, Middle name Louise
  3. [S1078] Ancestry, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937." Database and images, (ancestry.com); Marriage of Olive L. Ashby and Clarence J. Ford; Iowa Return of a Marriage to the Clerk of the District Court.
  4. [S364] Marsha Ashby, Ashby Email, Recipient: Robert L. Adams, Author E-mail:, 07 Jul 2006
  5. [S662] IA County Marriages 1838 - 1934, Url: https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1805551, name:Clarence J. Ford event:Marriage event date:25 Jan 1924 event place:Mystic, Appanoose, Iowa, United States age:22 estimated birth year:1902 father:George Ford mother:Anna L. Ford spouse:Olive L. Ashby spouse's age:19 spouse's estimated birth year:1905 spouse's father:Wm. Ashby spouse's mother:Lena Russell digital folder number:004320755 "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934." Index. FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org : accessed 2012. Citing Iowa Court Clerks. County Marriage Records. County Courthouses in Iowa.
  6. [S670] Centerville Daily Iowegian: George Ashby Taken Monday, Location: Centerville, Iowa, Page: Page 1, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams
  7. [S79] Compiler: Heritage Quest, Family Quest Archives, T624-390 1920 Iowa, Subject: Appanoose County Iowa, Center Township, Centerville, 4th Ward, Supervisor's District 8, Enumeration District 14, Page 16B, Lines 51-55
  8. [S924] Iowa. Centerville, i Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizeni0, "George Ashby Taken Monday," October 6, 1952, p. 1, col. 2; digital images, i The Digital Archives of the Centerville Iowegiani0  (http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 18 Dec 2015).
  9. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, George Washington Ashby, 38447801.
  10. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, Melissa Ann Gravitt Ashby, 38447969.

Mellisa Elizabeth Ashby1,2

F, #13302, b. 7 September 1912, d. 15 July 1983
Last Edited30 March 2017

Parents

FatherGeorge William Ashby b. 21 November 1877, d. 6 October 1952
MotherMarinda E. Russell b. 2 December 1879, d. 14 August 1971

Biography

BirthMellisa Elizabeth Ashby was born on 7 September 1912 in Appanoose County, Iowa.GO3,2
DeathShe died on 15 July 1983, at age 70.2
BurialShe was buried in Ohio.G2
DaughterMrs. Elizabeth Roby of Vell Flower, Calif. was listed as a daughter of George William Ashby in the obituary of George William Ashby.4,5,6
ResidenceShe had a residence on 6 October 1952 in Bell Flower, Los Angeles County, CaliforniaG.7

Citations

  1. [S117] 1930 US Census of Appanoose County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Appanoose Co., Iowa, Center Township, Centerville, 4th Ward, Supervisor's District 8, Enumeration District 14, Page 16B, Lines 51-55
  2. [S364] Marsha Ashby, Ashby Email, Recipient: Robert L. Adams, Author E-mail:, 07 Jul 2006; Melissa Elizabeth Ashby b. 7 Sep 1912 (aka Dimples) d. 15 Jul 1983 (buried in Ohio)
  3. [S117] 1930 US Census of Appanoose County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Appanoose Co., Iowa, Center Township, Centerville, First Ward, Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 4-6, Page 21A, Lines 5-10
  4. [S924] Iowa. Centerville, i Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizeni0, "George Ashby Taken Monday," October 6, 1952, p. 1, col. 2; digital images, i The Digital Archives of the Centerville Iowegiani0  (http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 18 Dec 2015).
  5. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, George Washington Ashby, 38447801.
  6. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, Melissa Ann Gravitt Ashby, 38447969.
  7. [S670] Centerville Daily Iowegian: George Ashby Taken Monday, Location: Centerville, Iowa, Page: Page 1, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams

Fern Eliner Ashby1,2

F, #13303, b. 25 December 1916, d. 22 August 2012
Last Edited10 March 2018

Parents

FatherGeorge William Ashby b. 21 November 1877, d. 6 October 1952
MotherMarinda E. Russell b. 2 December 1879, d. 14 August 1971

Biography

BirthFern Eliner Ashby was born on 25 December 1916 in Centerville, Appanoose County, IowaGO+, She was the first twin.3,1,2,4,5
Birth Registration for Fern Eliner Ashby
MarriageShe and Howard Covington were married on 16 November 1949 in Little Brown Church, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa.G6
InformantFern Eliner Ashby witnessed the death of Marinda E. Russell on 14 August 1971 in Bonnell Nursing Home, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.GO7,8
Death Certificate for Minnie E. Ashby
DeathFern Eliner Ashby died on 22 August 2012, at age 95, in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.GO+5
BurialShe was buried in August 2012 in Oakland Cemetery, Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa.G5
NameFern Eliner Ashby was also known as Mary Covington.2,5
DaughterMrs. Mary Covington was listed as daughter of George William Ashby in the obituary of George William Ashby.9,10,11
ResidenceShe had a residence on 6 October 1952 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USAGO.12

Citations

  1. [S117] 1930 US Census of Appanoose County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Appanoose Co., Iowa, Center Township, Centerville, First Ward, Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 4-6, Page 21A, Lines 5-10
  2. [S364] Marsha Ashby, Ashby Email, Recipient: Robert L. Adams, Author E-mail:, 07 Jul 2006; Fern Eliner b. 25 Dec 1916 (aka Mary)
  3. [S688] Ashby, Fern Eliner - Birth Registration, Record Type: County Birth Registration, Subject: Fern Eliner Ashby, Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Digital copy of Birth Registration posted to Ashby Family Tree by Mashby2012
  4. [S88] -Free Footnote - CD Entry, The Daily Iowegian http://www.dailyiowegian.com Published December 14, 2006 04:06 pm - 90th birthday to be observed Fern (Mary) Covington will be 90 years old on Dec. 25. She resides at Centerville Nursing & Rehab Center, 1208 East Cross Street in Centerville. She would enjoy receiving cards from her family and friends.
  5. [S1226] Iowa. Family Search, Digital Images of Death Certificates Family Search, Iowa, Death Records, 1921-1940." Death Certificate (2012), Fern Covington, accessed 10 Sep 2017.
  6. [S408] Centerville Daily Iowegian & Ad Express (online): Howard (Covey) Covington, Location: Centerville, IA, Viewed online
  7. [S683] Social Security Administration Death Index, MINNIE E ASHBY
  8. [S701] Certificate of Death, Record Type: Digital copy of Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Ashby, Minnie E. (Russell), Digital copy in possession of Robert L. Adams, Ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Digital copy of Death Certificate posted to Ashby Family Tree by Mashby2012
  9. [S924] Iowa. Centerville, i Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizeni0, "George Ashby Taken Monday," October 6, 1952, p. 1, col. 2; digital images, i The Digital Archives of the Centerville Iowegiani0  (http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 18 Dec 2015).
  10. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, George Washington Ashby, 38447801.
  11. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, Melissa Ann Gravitt Ashby, 38447969.
  12. [S670] Centerville Daily Iowegian: George Ashby Taken Monday, Location: Centerville, Iowa, Page: Page 1, Copy in possession of Robert L. Adams

Vern William Ashby1

M, #13304, b. 25 December 1916, d. 23 February 1991
Last Edited21 August 2016

Parents

FatherGeorge William Ashby b. 21 November 1877, d. 6 October 1952
MotherMarinda E. Russell b. 2 December 1879, d. 14 August 1971

Biography

BirthVern William Ashby was born on 25 December 1916 in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, USAGO, He was the second twin.2,1,3,4
Ashby William Vern-1916 1916-B
DeathHe died on 23 February 1991, at age 74.3,4
SonWilliam Ashby was listed as a son of George William Ashby in George's obituary.5,6,7
ResidenceHe had a residence on 6 October 1952 in Waterloo, IowaG.5

Citations

  1. [S117] 1930 US Census of Appanoose County, Iowa, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Appanoose Co., Iowa, Center Township, Centerville, First Ward, Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 4-6, Page 21A, Lines 5-10
  2. [S925] Iowa, Ashby William Vern - Iowa-Birth Register
  3. [S683] Social Security Administration Death Index, VERN W ASHBY
  4. [S364] Marsha Ashby, Ashby Email, Recipient: Robert L. Adams, Author E-mail:, 07 Jul 2006; Vern William b. 25 Dec 1916 d. ? 1991
  5. [S924] Iowa. Centerville, i Centerville Daily Iowegian and Citizeni0, "George Ashby Taken Monday," October 6, 1952, p. 1, col. 2; digital images, i The Digital Archives of the Centerville Iowegiani0  (http://centerville.advantage-preservation.com/ : accessed 18 Dec 2015).
  6. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, George Washington Ashby, 38447801.
  7. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, Melissa Ann Gravitt Ashby, 38447969.

Charles E. Ellis1

M, #13306, b. estimated 1905
Last Edited27 July 2006

Parents

FatherTheodore Ellis b. 7 January 1876, d. 23 February 1939
MotherElla M. Marks b. estimated 1884

Biography

BirthCharles E. Ellis was born estimated 1905 in Missouri.G1

Citations

  1. [S356] 1910 US Census of Chautaugua County, Kansas, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Chautaugua County, Kansas, Supervisor's District 3, Enumeration District 3, Sheet 8A (Stamped 145), Dwelling/Family 64, Lines 27-30

Josephine Ellis1

F, #13308, b. 23 March 1912, d. 12 May 1920
Last Edited25 May 2018

Parents

FatherTheodore Ellis b. 7 January 1876, d. 23 February 1939
MotherElla M. Marks b. estimated 1884

Biography

BirthJosephine Ellis was born on 23 March 1912 in Missouri.G1,2
DeathShe died on 12 May 1920, at age 8, in Marshall, Saline County, Missouri.G2
NameJosephine Ellis was also known as Josie Ellis.2
Death CertificateDeath Certificate: 13 May 1920.2

Citations

  1. [S222] 1920 US Census of Saline County, MO, Record Type: US Census Population Schedule, Location: Saline Co., MO, Ward 2, Supervisor's District 7, Enumeration District 202, Sheet No. 3B, Dwelling No. 47, Family No. 48, Lines 53-57
  2. [S357] Ellis, Josie Death Certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Ellis, Josephine, Number: 21136

Polly Ann Powell1,2

F, #13313, b. 7 February 1853, d. 23 September 1937
Last Edited25 May 2018

Family: Flavius Guy Bills b. 1 January 1846, d. 23 February 1924

SonFlavius Guy Bills b. 5 September 1893

Biography

BirthPolly Ann Powell was born on 7 February 1853 in Madison County, Kentucky.G3,2,4
MarriageShe and Flavius Guy Bills were married on 18 April 1890.5,2,6,7,8,9
WidowPolly Ann Powell became a widow upon the death of Flavius Guy Bills on 23 February 1924 in Union Township, Putnam County, Missouri.G5,10,11,12,13,9
DeathPolly Ann Powell died on 23 September 1937, at age 84, in Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri.G3,2,6
WifeFlavius was [-EventRole] to the probate - Will of Flavius Guy Bills 22 September 1923 Putnam County, MissouriGO.14,15
Death CertificateDeath Certificate: 25 September 1937.3

Citations

  1. [S360] Bills, Flavius Death Certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Bills, Flavius, Number: 5264
  2. [S419] Compiler: Sarah Lemen Phillips, The Putnam County, Missouri Cemeteries (Gravestone Readings and Data from the Unionville Republican to 1980), Page 164 Bills, Polly Ann Nee: Powell B. 7 Feb 1853 D. 23 Sep 1937 #1 Hus: James A. Miller #2 Hus: Flavius Bills
  3. [S424] Bills, Polly Ann Death Certificate, Record Type: Certificate of Death, Name Of Person: Bills, Polly Ann, Number: 33514
  4. [S496] Putnam County, MO newspaper: Polly Ann Bills, Location: Putnam County, MO, Photocopy in possession of Robert L. Adams, Polly Ann Powell, daughter of Abram and Lurinda Powell, was born in Madison County, Kentucky, on February 7, 1853
  5. [S891] Missouri. Missouri State archives, Digital Images of Death Certificates Missouri Digital Heritage, Death Certificate no. 5264 (1924), Flavius bills, accessed 19 May 2018.
  6. [S496] Putnam County, MO newspaper: Polly Ann Bills, Location: Putnam County, MO
  7. [S920] Digital images.
  8. [S871] Missouri. Unionville, i Unionville Weekly Republicani0, "OBITUARY," 27 February 1924, p. 1, col. for; digital images : accessed 9 Jan 2017).
  9. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, accessed 23 May 2017, Flavious William Bills, 55247205.
  10. [S144] Descendant Register Edmiston-Delk, Url: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com
  11. [S419] Compiler: Sarah Lemen Phillips, The Putnam County, Missouri Cemeteries (Gravestone Readings and Data from the Unionville Republican to 1980), Page 164 Bills, Flavius B. 1 Jan 1846 D. 23 Feb 1924 , Lodema hs Wf D 14 Nov 1887 A. 42y 9m 11d
  12. [S495] Putnam County, MO newspaper: Flavius Bills, Location: Putnam County, MO, Photocopy in possession of Robert L. Adams
  13. [S503] Tombstone of Flavius Bills, Record Type: Cemetery Marker, Name Of Person: Flavius Bills, Reader: Robert L. Adams
  14. [S920] Digital images, Flavius bills;
  15. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, accessed 19 May 2018, Dora Mae Bills Christy, 77067798.

Gary Dean Ellis1

M, #13323, b. 11 September 1941, d. 1 September 1972
Last Edited13 October 2009

Parents

FatherClyde Milton Ellis b. 2 June 1919, d. 7 May 2009
MotherLouise Marguerite Gorman b. 9 December 1922, d. 20 January 2001

Biography

BirthGary Dean Ellis was born on 11 September 1941 in Mower County, Minnesota.G1
MarriageHe was married before 17 October 1965.2
DeathHe died on 1 September 1972, at age 30, in Mower County, Minnesota.G3
Deceased SonClyde was [-EventRole] to the obituary of Clyde Milton Ellis 10 May 2009 Austin, Mower County, MinnesotaG.4,5

Citations

  1. [S365] Compiler: Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002, Name: Baby Boy Ellis Birth Date: 11 Sep 1941 Birth County: Mower Birth State: Minnesota Father: Clyde M Ellis Mother: Louise Gorman File Number: 1941-MN-002628
  2. [S365] Compiler: Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002, Name: Jeffrey Michael Ellis Birth Date: 19 Apr 1969 Birth County: Mower Birth State: Minnesota Father: Gary Dean Ellis Mother: Judith Kaye Adams File Number: 1969-MN-033879
  3. [S366] Compiler: Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, Name: Gary Dean Ellis Birth Date: 11 Sep 1941 Death Date: 1 Sep 1972 Death County: Mower Mother's Maiden Name: Gorman State File Number: 023879 Certificate Number: 023879 Certificate Year: 1972 Record Number: 1856867
  4. [S590] Austin Daily Herald: Clyde M. Ellis, Location: Austin, Minnesota, Clyde M. Ellis, 89, of Ostrander and formerly of Austin, died on May 7, 2009 at the Ostrander Nursing Home.
  5. [S1233] i Find A Gravei0, digital images, accessed 2 Aug 2017, Clyde Milton Ellis, 36892975.