Person:Joe Ashley (1)

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. 15 Jul 1951
Facts and Events
Name[10][11] Joe Bynum Ashley
Gender Male
Birth[8][23] 7 Sep 1905 Brownwood, Brown, Texas, United States
Census[7] 1910 Blanket, Brown, Texas, United States
Education[1][12] 1912 Blanket, Brown, Texas, United States
Census[6] 1920 Blanket, Brown, Texas, United States
Other[1][13] Apr 1923 Fort Sam Houston, Bexar, Texas, United StatesMilitary Service
Other[1][14] 1924 Blanket, Brown, Texas, United StatesLeisure activity
Occupation[5] 1925-1942 Blanket, Brown, Texas, United States
Census[5] 1930 Brown, Texas, United StatesJustice Precint 3
Occupation[4][15] 1937-1940 Blanket, Brown, Texas, United States
Occupation[1][16] 18 Apr 1937 Del Rio, Val Verde, Texas, United States
Census[4] 1940 Blanket, Brown, Texas, United States
Military[1][17] 1942-1945 Ipswich, Suffolk, EnglandMilitary Service
Military[9] Sep 1945 Military Discharge
Occupation[1][18] Oct 1945-1955 Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States
Marriage 15 Jul 1951 Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, USAto Mildred Modell Rogers
Occupation[1][19] 1955-1956 Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States
Occupation[1][20] 1956-1974 Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States
Residence[1][21] 1974-1985 Early, Brown, Texas, United States
Residence[1][22] Aug 1985 Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States
Death[2] 3 Feb 1986 Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United StatesCause: prostate cancer
Burial[3] Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor, Texas, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Joe B. Ashley. Family sources, Secondary quality.
  2. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service), Secondary quality.

    Birth date: 7 Sep 1905; Birth place: Death date: Feb 1986; Death place: Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States of America

  3. Find A Grave, Secondary quality.

    Birth: Sep. 7, 1905; Death: Feb. 3, 1986; Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Merkel, Taylor County, Texas, USA; Plot: SGT US ARMY WWII; Created by: James Durham; Record added: Feb 17, 2010; Find A Grave Memorial# 48241100

  4. 4.0 4.1 United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627), Primary quality.

    Blanket & Salt Creek Road: Joe Ashley, informant; son; male, white, age 34; single, born Texas; living in same house 1935; works 70 hours per week, 52 weeks per year; received no revenue from farming during the year.

  5. 5.0 5.1 United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), Primary quality.

    Justice Precint 3; he is listed as a boarder in the household of Charlie Baker, 2 doors away from brother Earl's household, where their mother is resident [this would be the family farm near Blanket]. Other neighbors include Brewster & Petross households - names heard many times in family stories.

  6. United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625), Primary quality.

    On Centerpoint Road, listed in HH of Alvis Ashley, although his parents were divorced by then.

  7. United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), Primary quality.

    (near Brownwood road; Alvis A Ashley, head) Joe B Ashley, son, male, white, age 4, single, b. TX, father b. TX, mother b. MS, speaks English, no occupation.

  8. Texas. Bureau of Vital Statistics (Austin, Texas). An index to Texas probate birth records, ca. 1900-1945, ca. 1900-1945. (Austin, Texas: Texas State Library, 1988), Vol #1 1903-1945; Brown Co Cert #449556; Bk 5/510, Secondary quality.
  9. United States. National Archives and Records Administration (ARC # 1263923). World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. (2002).

    Person: Joe B Ashley; Level of Education: Grammar school; Marital Status: Single, without dependents; Birth: 1905; Residence Place: Brown County, Texas; World War II; Branch: Army; Enlistment Date: 25 May 1942; Army Serial Number: 10065099; Enlistment Place: San Antonio Texas; Enlistment Term: Enlistment for the duration of the War

  10. Joe Bynum Ashley m. Mildred Modell Rogers, Dawson TX, in Texas, United States. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, 15 Jul 1951.

    citing p. 472, Dawson, Texas; FHL microfilm 2048018.

  11. Tradition says his middle name came from the doctor who delivered him.
    11 Nov 1891, Dr MW Bynum was appointed County Physician (BROWN COUNTY TX INDEX TO COMMISSIONERS' COURT MINUTES #1, A-Z; 1880-1939; p 31-11; Bk F/203). 1920 Census lists Dr Bynum living on Center Ave; age 74, married 50 years, born NC.
  12. started school with teacher Miss Canna Cowan.
  13. After graduation, he worked as farm laborer, and went to Citizens Military Training Camp at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio for 2 summers.
  14. Attended first Cornelius Singing School; cousins Alma & TH McArthur stayed with them during the school year; their mother, Aunt Daisy, died that year.
  15. Agricultural Conservation Administration - part-time measuring & mapping farm lands.
  16. began working as a carpenter with his father.
  17. World War II - Training at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls Texas - US Army Air Force air mechanic school. Orange County Airport California, 332d Fighter Squadron; Squadron carpenter, crating aircraft equipment for shipment overseas. From California by train to Camp Kilmer New Jersey, then to Wattisham Airdrome, near Ipswich - on England's east coast. Constructing small buildings - storage, office use; packing personal belongings of deceased for shipment home. Except for power ripping saw, used all hand tools. Also spent time in KP-duty, guard-duty, singing, and sight-seeing the United Kingdom.
  18. Worked with brother Ira at Ashley Electric, electrical contractor & appliance repair; salary range $45-68/wk. An extended West Texas drought forced reduction of work force at Ashley Electric, and he was laid off.
  19. Employed at Galbraith Electric, electrical contractor/repairman earning $50/week - with 3 kids & one on the way. Began Civil Service career employed at Dyess AFB as packer & crater & built desks, tables, shelves for offices.
  20. After a temporary return to Lamesa, then to a Civil Service career at Webb AFB, starting as repairman of kitchen equipment - Office of Preventative Maintenance. Advanced to supervision of maintenance and repair of Cape Hart officers' housing on base. He retired there. Had residences on Mobile Lane, 604 Bell Street, then in Feb 1962, back out into the country - 5 miles east of Big Spring - near the intersection of Midway & Moss Lake Roads.
  21. After retirement, and in the country he grew up, he began his genealogical search for his ancestors.
  22. After surgery for prostate cancer, he made his final move just a few months before his death.
  23. 7 Sep 1905, approximate location (1980) 1515 Ave A (Blk #13, Lots #11 & 12-Ford's Addition), Brownwood, Brown, TX