Person:Helen Ashley (1)

Helen Ashley
m. 4 Sep 1898
  1. Ira Lee Ashley1899 - 1967
  2. Earl Benjamin Ashley1900 - 1963
  3. Ruth Inez Ashley1902 - 1986
  4. Ione Ashley1904 - 1993
  5. Joe Bynum Ashley1905 - 1986
  6. Edith Ashley1909 - 1937
  7. Helen Ashley1911 - 1942
m. 9 Sep 1938
Facts and Events
Name Helen Ashley
Alt Name Mary Helen Ashley
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][3] 28 Aug 1911 Blanket, Brown, Texas, USA
Census[4] 1920 , Brown Co, Texas, USA
Marriage 9 Sep 1938 Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, USAto Arthur Loyce McMurtrey
Death? 19 Jan 1942 San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, USA
Other[6] 19 Jan 1942 San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, USAObituary
Burial? San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, USA

BIRTH: 28 Aug 1911; Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics; Brown County Certif #34218. Also Probate (Delayed) Birth Records - Brown Co TX - 1911 Vol 1/0263; also Brown Co TX Birth records - Book 7/5; Joe B Ashley papers.

   "Mary" Helen Ashley selected her own first name. (Her father's oldest sister was named Mary M.) She graduated from Blanket High in May 1928, attended Daniel Baker College 1928-9, then took nurse training at Brownwood Medical Arts, Fort Worth Methodist Hospital and Shannon Memorial in San Angelo TX, where she received the RN degree.
   She married A. Loyce McMurtrey, an insurance agent, in San Angelo in 1939. She died January 1942 in San Angelo, and is buried there, leaving a son, Joel. When Helen died, Mama, Ione & Joe went to the funeral at San Angelo. When the people were viewing the cold form in the casket, Ione said "Oh, there's Daddy, and doesn't he look nice" - and there he was, across the room, walking up to see once more his & our dear little one. Joe B Ashley Papers.
  1. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Texas State Library microfilm @ Dallas Public Library, Brown County Certif #34218, Primary quality.

    28 Aug 1911

  2. Brown Co TX Clerk. Brown Co TX PROBATE BIRTH RECORDS, Book 7/5, Primary quality.
  3. INDEX TO TEXAS PROBATE (DELAYED) BIRTH RECORDS. (Austin TX: Bureau of Vital Statistics; Texas State Library microfilm), Brown Co TX - 1911 Vol 1/0263, Secondary quality.
  4. Census History Alvis Alexander Ashley (1875-1946), series T624, roll 1535, p 160, HH #224, Fam # 226.

    Quality: 4

  5.   Ashley, Joe B. (1905-1986). Ashley, Joe B. - research collection.
  6. Mrs AL McMurtrey, key nurse of American Red Cross (15 county area) died of a stroke 5am this morning; Son born 1am doing nicely; funeral 2 pm Fri, Church of Christ, minister JP Crenshaw w/John T Smith & Luther G Roberts; pallbearers: HG & MG Whitaker, Chester Kenley, Bill White, Harold Foutz & Homer Jordan. Burial to be in Belvedere w/Vautrain's in charge; Mr McMurtrey field supervisor, Amicable Life Insur Co; couple married 9 Sep 1938 in Lamesa; San Angelo residents since - at 422 N Jefferson; former Miss Mary Helen Ashley born Brown Co 30 years ago; active nurse for several years - supervisor of surgery at Shannon Hosp and private-duty; surviving in addition to husband, child and parents are sisters: Mrs John Martin Jr - Sonora, Mrs WE Stewart - Brownwood; brothers: Ira - Lamesa, Earl & Joe of Brownwood.