Friday, October 16, 2009

Birthday Observances, Oscar Ira Lashbrook

Oscar Ira Lashbrook was born October 16, 1876 in Butler Center, Butler County, Iowa to Aaron D. Lashbrook and his wife, Amanda Houghton.

Oscar was a butcher in his youth and later farmed his land around Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.

Before 1905, Oscar was married and divorced to a young lady whose full name has not been discovered, her given name was Lena.

On December 29, 1913 Oscar took for his second wife, Luella Wiltsey.  Sadly, Luella died on Juanuary 28, 1917 in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas.

Oscar registered as was required for service in the armed forces during the World War I era.  He registered in September of 1918 and the registration reveals that part of his right thumb had been cut off.

Oscar passed on March 22, 1958 at Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas and was buried on the 26th of that month at the Parker Cemetery there.  We have no photos of Oscar, but do have one of his headstone.

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