Stillwater Valley News
February 12, 1935
Dies This Morning
Newton Township Resident Dies At Nine O'clock Today At Daughters Home
William A. Bashore, retired farmer, passed away this morning at 9 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Trost, east of Pleasant Hill, following an illness of three week's duration. Death was attributed to a blood clot. Mr. Bashore suffered a stroke of paralysis about 8 years ago but had fully recovered and had been enjoying good health until three weeks ago. He was 77 years of age. The deceased had spent his entire life in Newton township and is widely known. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. John Trost, with whom he made his home, and two sons, Simon, of Piqua and Alva of Colorado Springs, three brothers, Samuel and Wesley, of Bradford and Jesse of Logansport, and four sisters, Mrs. Fred Wackler and Mrs. Louisa Brandt, of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Emma Jenkins of Benton Arbor, Mich. and Mrs. Fannie Stade of Covington, several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Stillwater Valley News
February 13, 1935
Funeral Rites Are Announced
Services to be Held at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren Thursday Afternoon.
Funeral services for Mr. William Bashore, aged 77 years who passed away Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock have been arranged for Thursday afternoon and will be conducted at the Pleasant Hill church of the Brethren at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.C. Flora of West Charleston will officiate assisted by Rev. I.R. Beery.
Mr. Bashore, a lifetime resident of Newton township was engaged in farming the most of his life. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren.
Immediate survivors include a .........( rest of article cut off )
Stillwater Valley News
February 25, 1935
William A. Bashore
William A. Bashore was the son of John and Mary (Hittle) Bashore and was born near Pleasant Hill, Newton township April 7, 1857. He was one of a family of ten children, one brother and one sister preceded him in death. Born and reared on the farm he loved, he loved the out-of doors life, and became a tiller of the soil that he might be nearer nature's God. He loved his work and for about forty-five years gave his best to the tasks of his farm located on the Range Line Road about two miles north of Pleasant Hill.
On February 23, 1879 he was married to Miss Hettie Long also of Newton township. To this union four children were born - Anna, Simon, Alva, and Noah. Nineteen years ago Noah the youngest son preceded mother and father to the realm beyond the grave. After fifty-two years of happy wedded life mother went to join the younger son beyond the years of time. Golden wedding days, what a flood of memories they must have recalled, and what a halo of blessing and contentment amidst the wrecks of modern marriages. For many years the deceased had been a faithful member of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren. Life in the church as well as on the farm was interesting and a place of whole-hearted service as long as health permitted. He lived and loved unstintingly.
Since mother Bashore's death on November 4, 1931, father made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Anna Trost, just east of Pleasant Hill. for about eight years his health has been failing and especially since the going of mother, necessitated much attention and care. In the home of his daughter he was given loving care and ministrations such as only a faithful and devoted daughter knows how to bestow. The silver cord is loosed the golden bow is broken, the spirit returneth to God. Life ceased and he went to his reward on February 12, 1935. Seventy and seven years, ten months and five days he journeyed here. Death summoned him and he is gone.
He is survived by three brothers, Samuel and Wessley of Bradford and Jesse of Logansport, Indiana; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Wackler of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Eliza Brant of Covington and Mrs. Emma Jenkins of Benton Harbor, Michigan, and Mrs. Fannie Stade of Covington; three children Mrs. Anna Trost, at whose home he died, Simon of Piqua, and Alva of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Besides there are many relatives and friends who share in the sorrow of the bereft family, The following poem was composed by the daughter and dedicated to the memory of father; - - - ( clipping is cut off )
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