Thomas Rutherford Ashley

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Thomas Rutherford Ashley

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: England
Death: February 24, 1935 (79)
Decatur, NE, Nebraska, United States
Place of Burial: Decatur, Burt, Nebraska, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Alice Evelyn Ashley
Father of Mabel Alice Busse

Managed by: Sandra Kay Wheatley
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About Thomas Rutherford Ashley

"A History of Burt County NE from 1803 to 1929"

Ashley, Thos. R. Born in England, Oct 10, 1855; son of Robert H. & Martha A. Rutterford-Ashley; came to America, arriving in Burt Co on Dec. 20, 1860; came to Burt Co in a covered wagon from St. Joseph. He spent the first winter at Dakota City, NE, with a relation there. Then came to Decatur & lived with his father there, who operated a blacksmith shop. He attended community schools until 1868, then moved to Silvercreek on a farm & attended country school until 1871; attended State University at Lincoln, later studying law with Carrigan & Osborne at Blair NE, and was admitted to practice of law in Burt Co in May 1877.

He then established his home at Decatur where he has resided permanently since. Married Alice E. Byram, Decatur, Sept. 28, 1880, one daughter, Mable. His wife died in 1914. He is now practicing law in Decatur & is the oldest member of the Burt Co. Bar. Mr. Ashley now owns one of the most beautiful homes in Decatur. He was in the banking business with Ashley, Canfield & Ashley, later opening a private bank in Decatur which he operated for five years.

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Thomas Rutherford Ashley's Timeline

October 10, 1855
November 6, 1881
Age 26
Decatur, Burt, NE, United States
February 24, 1935
Age 79
Decatur, NE, Nebraska, United States
Decatur, Burt, Nebraska, United States