FRANCIS ASHBURY MIDDLETON

FRANCIS ASHBURY MIDDLETON, SON OF JOSIAH  AND MARY ANN MIDDLETON, WAS BORN IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 18, 1853 AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT HOME IN MOUNT AYR, IOWA, FEBRUARY 20, 1930. AGED 76 YEARS, FIVE MONTHS AND TWO DAYS.

IN THE SPRING OF 1881 HE CAME TO RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA, WITH HIS FATHER’S FAMILY AND LIVED ON A FARM UNTIL 1908, WHEN HE MOVED TO THE HOME IN MOUNT AYR WHERE HE HAS RESIDED SINCE. HE WAS PRECEDED TO THE GREAT BEYOND BY FATHER AND MOTHER, TWO SISTERS AND ONE BROTHER, NAMELY: MRS. ZENTZ IN THE HOME, MRS. CLARA LESAN OF EAGLEVILLE, MO.; MR. AND MRS. L. MIDDLETON OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

HE WAS A MAN THAT ENJOYED HIS HOME, FROM WHICH HE WAS SELDOM ABSENT AND OFTEN REMEMBERED FRIENDS WITH GIFTS OF FLOWERS AND OTHER LITTLE TOKENS. HE WAS A FAITHFUL MEMBER OF THE BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL AS LONG AS HE WAS ABLE TO ATTEND.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 1:30 O’CLOCK AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH AND WERE CONDUCTED BY REV. E.S. MENOHER, PASTOR OF THE METHODIST CHURCH. INTERMENT WAS IN ROSE HILL CEMETERY.

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