Facts and Events
BIRTH: INDEX TO TEXAS BIRTHS; 1903-1909; Austin TX: Bureau of Vital Statistics; #1 Texas State Library microfilm reel #1, Certif #15143, Index: 28 Jan 1909. Also Brown County Birth Records Bk 2/A.
DEATH: Night of 3-4 Apr 1937 at Abilene State Hospital, Abilene, Taylor, TX; buried Blanket TX Cemetery 6 Apr 1937; Mitcham Funeral Home.
BURIAL: Wetzel, RURAL CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS-BROWN COUNTY TX (1980), Blanket Cemetery, p. 43 - Edith Ashley 1909-1937; she and her mother are the only Ashleys listed in Blanket Cemetery.
Edith stopped school in 1919 because of health problems (epilepsy). She left Brown County for the Abilene State School in 1929, where she died in 1937. Joe B Ashley received by telegraph some money from brothers, sisters, and Daddy. He borrowed from the bank to pay the rest of the funeral expense. He and Clair Bettis rode to Abilene in a Mitcham hearse to bring Edith home. Some years later, her mother was buried beside her, in Blanket cemetery.