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Asa Towery

Submitted by Sandra Nichols



Van Buren County Democrat
December 15, 1916

Asa Towery Dies of Spinal Meningitis

Mr. Asa Towery, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollett Towery of near Eglantine and a brother to Mrs. J.E. Bradford of Clinton, died of spinal miningitis at home near Eglantine Saturday evening Dec. 9th, 1916, aged about 40 years. Deceased was a farmer by occupation and was born and had always lived in the community wherein his death occurred. It was never the pleasure of the wwriter to enjoy the acquaintance of the deceased and of his personal life we are not advised. Interment took place at the Eglantine cemetery Sunday afternoon. Awife and three children, in addition to the father and mother, brothers and sisters, survive. In theri bereavement these have the profound sympathy of many sorrowing friends throughout the community.

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Asa was really "Ace", his nickname. His name was William David Towery son of Joshua Hollett and Nancy Elizabeth Stephens Towery. His widow was Sally Newman Towery. Surviving children were, Roxie Towery, Audrey Towery, and Dovie Towery The sister mentioned was Sallie Towery Bradford wife of James Edward Bradford.