William C. Ashley
1904

   
    W. C. Ashley died at 9:35 o'clock yesterday morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wallace D. Hill, on Mabel street, after an illness of three months that culminated in heart disease.  Mr. Ashley was born in Nashville, TN, February 7, 1834, and was 70 years and one month old at the time of his death.  He was a member of the firm of Phillips-Buttorff Co., in Nashville, and also manager of Buck-Barnes Co. in the same city.  Mr. Ashley came to Chattanooga in 1873,
and engaged in business with the firm of Ashley, Johnson, & Snow, later, Ashley & Snow.  Mr. Ashley leaves two children, Mrs. Wallace D. Hill of this city and Harry J. Ashley of Thomasville, GA; one sister, Mrs. E. H. Connelly, of Oak street, this city, and one brother, R. N. Ashley, of Woodlawn, AL; also eight grandchildren.  He was an active member of the Odd Fellows for more than forty years, and was affiliated with Chattanooga lodge, No. 45, of this city.
    The funeral will occur at the residence of Mrs. Wallace D. Hill on Mabel street, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. J. W. Bachman officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery.
    The following are requested to act as pallbearers:  T.A. Snow, S. C. Bush,  J. B. Nicklin, Joseph Toler, W. T. Allgood, J. C. Rice, Julius Cornes and
Charles Carter. The funeral will be in charge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Attention, Odd Fellows.
You are requested to meet at the hall, corner Eighth and Market streets, at 1:30 p.m. sharp, to attend the funeral of Brother W. C. Ashley. Sister lodges invited to attend. F.M. DEARING, N.G.; W.F. MAURY,  Sec.; Chattanooga Lodge, No. 45, I.O.O.F.
The Daily Times, Chattanooga, TN, Wednesday, March 9, 1904.

Submitted by Peggy Rhinerson
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