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Re: Basil Clifton Ashley Family
Posted by: Brenda Simek (ID *****6095) Date: January 21, 2009 at 14:33:06
In Reply to: Re: Basil Clifton Ashley Family by Clifton Ashley of 1003

Mr. Ashley,

Sorry for the confusion. Basil Clifton and my grandmother Edith Ashley Tong were brother and sister. Their brother Byron Elmore Ashley was accidently shot by his brother Floyd Ashley in a hunting accident.

I am sending you an outline of the Ashley line that I descend from.

Descendants of Byron L. Ashley
                                   
       1        Byron L. Ashley       Born: 02 Apr 1853 in Phelps, Ontario County, New York       Died: 13 May 1931 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon       
..              +Mary Ann Berry       Born: 23 Nov 1863 in Spencer, Worcester County, Massachusetts       Died: 21 Nov 1897 in Wells Township,Tuscola County, Michigan       Married: 07 Dec 1883 in Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan
.........       2        Byron Elmo Ashley       Born: 27 Sep 1884 in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 27 Nov 1894 in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan       
.............              +Never Married                     
.........       2        Frances "Fanny" Belle Ashley       Born: 20 May 1887 in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 07 Mar 1962 in Capac, St. Clair County, Michigan       
.............              +Never Married                     
.........       2        Garth Leslie Ashley       Born: 24 May 1889 in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 23 Feb 1917 in Capac, St. Clair County, Michigan       
.............              +Never Married                     
.........       2        Gordon Ashley       Born: 24 May 1889 in Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 10 Dec 1894 in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan       
.........       2        Floyd Carey Ashley       Born: 05 May 1890 in Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 15 Feb 1978 in Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan       
.............              +Never Married                     
.........       2        Basil Clifton Ashley       Born: 05 Sep 1893 in Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 11 Jul 1972 in Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan       
.............              +Estella Weyer       Born: 11 Sep 1896 in Michigan       Died: 13 Jul 1991 in Waterford Township, Oakland County, Michigan       Married: Abt. 1916 in Michigan
....................       3        Clifton Frank Ashley, Sr.       Born: 22 May 1917 in St. Clair County, Michigan       Died: 22 Jul 1982 in Waterford Township, Oakland County, Michigan       
........................              +Mary E. Woodley       Born: 14 Jul 1917       Died: 21 Jul 1997 in Waterford Township, Oakland County, Michigan       Married: Bef. 1946 in Oakland County, Michigan
...............................       4        Clifton Frank Ashley, Jr.       Born: 15 Jun 1946 in Waterford, Oakland County, Michigan              
...................................              +Elaine A.       Born: 15 Jun 1946 in Michigan              
...........................................       5        Brian Clifton Ashley       Born: 28 Dec 1970 in Waterford, Oakland County, Michigan              
.........       2        Byron Elmore Ashley       Born: 10 Mar 1896 in Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 19 Dec 1935 in Mussey Township, St. Clair County, Michigan       
.............              +Vera Lucille Beebe       Born: 05 Sep 1896 in Michigan       Died: 05 Sep 1951 in Mussey Township, St. Clair County, Michigan       Married: 05 Jul 1915 in Tuscola County, Michigan
....................       3        Vonda Beatrice Ashley       Born: 12 Sep 1919 in Emmett Towhnship, St. Clair County, Michigan       Died: 16 Dec 1988 in Capac, St. Clair County, Michigan       
........................              +Niklaus Helzer       Born: 15 Nov 1912 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan       Died: 11 Oct 1997 in Capac, St. Clair County, Michigan       Married: 11 Apr 1936 in Memphis, Michigan
...............................       4        Byron Dennis Helzer       Born: 01 Nov 1940 in Memphis, Michigan       Died: 21 Jun 1999 in Richmond, McComb County, Michigan       
...................................              +Diane Marie Wansadel       Born: 06 Dec 1942              Married: Oct 1960
...........................................       5        Brenda Diane Helzer       Born: 17 Mar 1961              
...............................................              +Dennis Smith                     
...........................................              *2nd Husband of Brenda Diane Helzer:                     
...............................................              +Unknown                     
...........................................       5        Deanna Marie Helzer       Born: 04 Jul 1962              
...............................................              +Daniel Klama                     
......................................................       6        Chrisy Klama                     
......................................................       6        Jessica Klama                     
......................................................       6        Danielle Klama                     
......................................................       6        Stevie Ann Klama                     
...........................................       5        Beth Denise Helzer       Born: 28 Jun 1963              
......................................................       6        David                     
......................................................       6        Holly                     
......................................................       6        Nicole                     
...........................................       5        Byron Dennis Helzer, Jr.       Born: 18 Apr 1966              
...........................................       5        Dana Merisa Helzer       Born: 18 Aug 1978              
...............................       4        Janet Marie Helzer       Born: 02 Jul 1942 in Michigan              
...................................              +John Lorenzo Arnott       Born: 21 Aug 1935 in Michigan              Married: 29 Aug 1958 in Michigan
...........................................       5        John Lorenzo Arnott, Jr.       Born: 14 Mar 1959 in Michigan              
...............................................              +Susan Elizabeth Berger       Born: 07 Dec 1960 in Michigan              
......................................................       6        John Lorenzo Arnot III       Born: 21 Jul 1982              
..........................................................              +Tiffany                     
.................................................................       7        John Lorenzo Arnott IV       Born: 22 May 2002 in Michigan              
.................................................................       7        Caitlin Arnott       Born: 02 Feb 2004 in Michigan              
.................................................................       7        Paige Arron Arnott       Born: 28 Feb 2006 in Michigan              
...........................................       5        David Charles Arnott       Born: 04 Sep 1960 in Michigan              
...........................................       5        Anette Marie Arnott       Born: 17 Feb 1963 in Michigan              
...............................................              +Timothy A. Johnson       Born: 30 Jun 1963              
......................................................       6        Laura Marie Johnson       Born: 16 Nov 1987 in Michigan              
......................................................       6        Steven Nickolaus Johnson       Born: 29 Mar 1989 in Michigan              
...........................................       5        Tammy Lou Arnott       Born: 20 Jan 1966 in Michigan              
...............................................              +Robert Lawern Hagood       Born: 31 May 1965              
......................................................       6        Ashley Nicole Hagood       Born: 13 May              
......................................................       6        Alysia Marie Hagood       Born: 07 May              
......................................................       6        Bobbie Lauren Hagood       Born: 24 Mar 1997              
...........................................       5        James Ashley Arnott       Born: 21 Apr 1973 in Michigan              
...............................       4        Rita Gale Helzer       Born: 26 Apr 1951 in Michigan              
...................................              +Terry Walker                     
...........................................       5        Kevin Nickolaus Helzer       Born: 04 Feb 1970 in Michigan              
...............................................              +Gina Angelita Amador       Born: 02 Dec 1973 in Michigan              Married: Bef. 1993 in Michigan
......................................................       6        Kara Angelita Helzer       Born: 22 Nov 1993 in Michigan              
......................................................       6        Nicholas Kevin Helzer       Born: 15 Jan 1995 in Michigan              
......................................................       6        Sarrah Anne Helzer       Born: 03 Mar 1996 in Michigan              
......................................................       6        Alex Andrew Helzer       Born: 13 Sep 1997 in Michigan              
...............................              *2nd Husband of Rita Gale Helzer:                     
...................................              +Ronald Ramin                     
...........................................       5        Kristal Renne Ramin       Born: 27 Mar 1973 in Michigan              
...............................................              +Edward Jarl Niemi       Born: 03 Mar 1972              
......................................................       6        Edward Jarl Niemi, Jr.       Born: 25 Mar 1992 in Michigan              
...............................       4        Cathy Jean Helzer       Born: 22 Aug 1954 in Michigan              
...................................              +Benny Randall Grey       Born: 09 Jan 1950 in Michigan              Married: 25 Feb 1972 in Michigan
...........................................       5        Brian Randall Grey       Born: 21 Jul 1972 in Michigan              
...............................................              +Audury                     
......................................................       6        Alexis Tommy Grey       Born: 06 Sep 2001 in Michigan              
...........................................       5        Amy Jo Grey       Born: 30 Apr 1974 in Michigan              
...............................................              +Walter Kenneth Jeczen                     
......................................................       6        Nathan Aaron Grey Withum       Born: 19 Jul 1995              
......................................................       6        Jacob Jack Walter Jeazen Withum       Born: 10 May 2000              
......................................................       6        Keira Nicloe Hader       Born: Mar 2004              
...............................              *2nd Husband of Cathy Jean Helzer:                     
...................................              +Jack Leroy Withum       Born: 16 Jun 1948 in Michigan              Married: 11 Nov 1994 in Michigan
...............................       4        Lonnie Lynn Helzer       Born: 25 Jul 1957 in St. Clair County, Michigan              
....................       3        Goldie M. Ashley       Born: 06 May 1924 in Emmett Towhnship, St. Clair County, Michigan              
........................              +Willard Harvey Upleger       Born: 13 Apr 1923 in Michigan       Died: 03 Jun 1995 in Imlay City, Lapeer County, Michigan       Married: Abt. 1945 in Michigan
....................       3        Dorothy Ashley       Born: 01 Sep 1927 in Emmett Towhnship, St. Clair County, Michigan              
........................              +Donald Edwin Secord       Born: 15 Jun 1923 in Michigan              
.........       2        Edith Mary Ashley       Born: 07 Nov 1897 in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 25 May 1971 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois       
.............              +George Nelson Grant Tong       Born: 10 May 1899 in Kingston Township, Tuscola County, Michigan       Died: 07 May 1965 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois       Married: 06 Nov 1919 in Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan
....................       3        Rita Jean Tong       Born: 26 Mar 1921 in Wells Township, Tuscola County, Michigan              
........................              +Peterson                     Married: Abt. 1942 in Illinois
...............................       4        Craig Peterson       Born: 10 May 1945 in Illinois              
....................              *2nd Husband of Rita Jean Tong:                     
........................              +Jacob Jacoby       Born: 16 Oct 1890       Died: Dec 1964 in Illinois       Married: 13 Dec 1949 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
....................       3        Elmo Gaylord Tong       Born: 13 Sep 1926 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan       Died: 19 Aug 1953 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois       
........................              +Marcella Malone       Born: 22 Dec 1926 in Homer, Claborne Parish, Louisiana              Married: 15 Aug 1951 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
...............................       4        Brenda Joyce Tong       Born: 15 Apr 1952 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois              
...................................              +Jesse Luther Green       Born: 02 May 1929 in Moody, Coryell County, Texas       Died: 15 Dec 2004 in Temple, Bell County, Texas       Married: 12 Feb 1978 in Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas
...........................................       5        Jason Luther-Scott Green       Born: 30 Mar 1979 in Temple, Texas              
...............................              *2nd Husband of Brenda Joyce Tong:                     
...................................              +Jon Sidney Simek       Born: 19 Aug 1946 in Rosebud, Falls County, Texas              Married: 19 Aug 1990 in Zabcikville, Bell County, Texas
...........................................       5        No Children Of This Marriage                     
....................       3        Sharon Keith Tong       Born: 29 Aug 1934 in Davenport, Iowa       Died: 25 Jul 2008 in Melrose Park, Cook County, Illinois       
........................              +Jackie Mackin                     Married: 23 Jul 1952 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
...............................       4        Robin Jean Tong       Born: 25 Jul 1956 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois              
...................................              +Roberto Rodriguez                     Married: in Michigan
...........................................       5        Robert Patrick Rodriguez       Born: 22 Feb 1993 in Winfield, Dupage County, Illinois              
...........................................       5        Erica Rachel Rodriguez       Born: 26 Jun 1997 in Winfield, Dupage County, Illinois              
...............................              *2nd Husband of Robin Jean Tong:                     
...................................              +Lawrence Olszewski       Born: 16 Aug 1955       Died: 26 Jul 1980 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois       Married: Abt. 1978 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
...............................              *3rd Husband of Robin Jean Tong:                     
...................................              +Vernon Cooper                     Married: 1982 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
...............................              *4th Husband of Robin Jean Tong:                     
...................................              +Ron Cowin                     Married: 1986 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
...........................................       5        Robert Patrick Rodrigues       Born: Unknown              
...............................       4        Martin Keith Tong       Born: 30 Dec 1960 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois              
....................              *2nd Wife of Sharon Keith Tong:                     
........................              +Maria B. Uhlirova       Born: 12 Mar 1929 in Brno, Moravia       Died: 28 Oct 2002 in Mel Rose Park, Cook County, Illinois       Married: 23 Jul 1973 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois
              *2nd Wife of Byron L. Ashley:                     
..              +Leina       Born: Abt. 1878 in Pennsylvania              Married: Abt. 1905 in Unknown
.........       2        Emma R. Ashley       Born: Abt. 1905 in Pennsylvania              
.........       2        Calara Vogris ( Ashley)       Born: Abt. 1902 in Pennsylvania

Thanks for any input.

Brenda

              
Port Huron Times Hearld
              21 December 1935 page 7

               Bryan Ashley

CAPAC, December 21-------Funeral services were held this afternoon in the Walter funeral home for Bryan Ashley, 40, former near here, who died as the result of being shot by a gun in the hands of his brother, Floyd, 44, while they were rabbit hunting Thursday.
       Reverand C.F. Oliver, Methodist Protestant pastor, officiated.
Burial was in Capac cemetery.
       An inquest into his death will be held in the Falk funeral home, Port Huron, by Coroner Albert A. Falk, at 7:30 P.M. Monday.

==============
       CAPAC JOURNAL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1935

        FATAL RABBIT HUNT BROTHER HELD GUN

       Another hunting accident occurred near Capac on Thursday, December 19, resulting in the death of a farmer that afternoon.
       "It was an accident", Bryan Ashley, 40, farmer near here, explained a few minutes before dying as the result of being shot by a gun in the hands of his brother, Floyd, 44, while they were hunting rabbits on Bryan's farm Thursday afternoon.
       The story told Coroner Albert A. Falk, Prosecuting Attorney Arthur M. Mann and D.J. McCoil, assistant prosecuting attorney, who investigated, is that the brothers had been hunting rabbits and returned to the farm house for lunch. Upon learning that it would not be ready for a half-hour they again went out with their guns to hunt near the farm.
       Bryan is reported to have told his brother to get his gun ready as he saw rabbit tracks, and as Floyd, carrying his gun across his arms, started to cock the gun it went off in his hands which were stiff from the cold.
       Bryan, who was walking beside his brother, was wounded in the chest. He turned and ran to the house and was driven by members of the family to the office of Dr. Howard R. Johnson, Bryan died two hours later in Capac hospital.
       The gun carried by Floyd, an old fashioned type without a half-cock on it, was confiscated by Coroner Falk, who held an inquest at 7:30 P.M. Monday in the Falk funeral home, Port Huron.
       Statements were taken from Floyd, Mrs. Ashley, widow of the dead man, their daughter Wanda, 16, and a male friend of Wanda.
       Funeral services for Bryan Ashley were held at 2 P.M. Saturday in the Walters funeral home, here. Reverend C.P. Oliver, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church, officiated. Burial was in Capac cemetery.
       Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Wanda, Gladys, 11 and Dorothy, 8; two brothers, Floyd, living with the Bryan Ashley family, and Basil, Pontiac and two sisters.
       Bryan has farmed in this vicinity for the last 18 years; coming here from near Cass City. He married Miss Lucille Beebe, Capac, in 1916.
       


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