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    1. [ILFULTON] ASHBY - ARENDS - CLARK Family Photograph
    2. Shelley Cardiel
    3. I've "rescued" an old photograph of Miss Mary ASHBY of Lewistown, IL. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1890's with Mary likely about 2-3 years old at the time. In addition to her name, someone has written "Baby of the ASHBY'S" and "it was at their house I got my head in the bowl of chicken gravy" and "her brothers were Lemuel and Bruce" and "they are our cousins" on the back of the photograph. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Mary and her family: Mary Edith ASHBY was b. 16 Mar 1891 in Liverpool, IL to parents Wesley Asbury Fulton ASHBY (1849-1929) and Catherine "Cassie" Elizabeth ARENDS (1864 or 1866-1937). Mary was one of 7 children born to this couple including, Mary Edith; Alfred; Anna Priscilla; John Hobart or Hobert; Sylvia; and Hazel Angeline ASHBY, all born between 1891 and 1903. Four additional children were born to her father in a previous marriage, they include, William Bruce; Frederic; Fielding Edgar; and Lemuel Asbury ASHBY, all born between 1876 and 1879. Mary married Samuel Calvin "Saul" CLARK (1888-1970) and they had 7 children including, Roy Clifford; Clarence Edward; Harry Dean; Leslie Alvin; and Marvin W. CLARK along with two others all born between 1912 and 1930. Mary ASHBY CLARK died 14 Mar 1968 in Cuba, IL and is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Lewistown, IL. Census records provide the following details: 1900 census of Liverpool, IL: Asbury ASHBY, age 50, born Dec 1849, married 9 years, born IL, parents born NC/KY, a Farmer Catharine ASHBY, wife, age 34, born Mar 1866, married 9 years, 3 children/3 living, born IL, parents born Germany/MO Lemuel A. ASHBY, son, age 22, born Nov 1877, born IL, parents born IL, a Farm Laborer Bruce W. ASHBY, son, age 21, born April 1879, born IL, parents born IL, a Farm Laborer Mary E. ASHBY, dau, age 9, born May 1891, born IL, at School Anna ASHBY, dau, age 5, born Dec 1894, born IL John H. ASHBY, son, age 3, born Apr 1897, born IL + 1 Boarder 1910 census of Liverpool, IL: Asbury ASHBY, age 60, 2nd marriage 20 years, born IL, parents born NC/KY, a Farmer Catherine E. ASHBY, wife, age 44, 1st marriage 20 years, 4 children/4 living, born IL, parents born Germany/IL Mary E. ASHBY, dau, age 19, born IL Anna P. ASHBY, dau, age 16, born IL John H. ASHBY, son, age 12, born IL Hazel A. ASHBY, dau, age 7, born IL I am hoping to locate someone from this ASHBY Family so that the photograph can be returned to their care. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley

    03/24/2018 12:15:56