Robert J. Ashford

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, January 2, 1925
Page 2

Mr. R.J. Ashford Died in Atlanta Wednesday Night

The many friends of Mr. W.T. Ashford, formerly of our town, but for the past number of years made his home in Atlanta, will learn with sorrow that the end came Wednesday night at a private hospital.

Mr. Robert J. Ashford, aged 76, prominent Atlantan and civil war veteran, and a former resident of Watkinsville, died Wednesday night at a private hospital after a short illness. He was a member of the M.B. Forrest chapter, U.C.V., of Memphis, Tenn. He was a resident of Chamblee.

Mr. Ashford had lived in Atlanta since 1901, when he removed here from Memphis, where he had engaged in the wholesale produce business for a number of years.

He was born in Watkinsville, May 13, 1848 and was married to the late Miss Margaret Montgomery, of Rockwood, Tenn., in 1893. He was a member of the Methodist church.

He is survived by two brothers, Mr. W.T. Ashford, of Atlanta, and Mr. A.W. Ashford of our town, and a sister, Mrs. J.C. Maness, of Decatur.

The body will reach here Friday morning at noon and funeral services will be conducted at the cemetery immediately after the arrival of the Central train.

The Enterprise extends to the brothers and sister and scores of friends in this sad hour.