Frank A. Ashworth Oral History
OH
1883-1968
1 tape, 1 transcript

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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, April 2005


Biographical Note:

 Frank A. Ashworth was born July 5, 1883 in Mattoon, Illinois.  Ashworth served several years with the United States army, serving in Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico from 1897-1902 and with the 22nd Battery of the U.S. Army at Fort Douglas, Utah from 1902-1904.  He was the longest surviving veteran of the Spanish War.  After leaving the army, he worked as a postman, retiring in 1931.  He was a member of the Greencastle American Legion, the Earl Fisk Spanish American War Camp No. 48 and the Odd Fellows Lodge.  He married Lottie C. Cox in 1910 and together they had one son.  Ashworth died January 12, 1980 in Miami, Florida.

 Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a taped interview and transcript with Frank A. Ashworth, conducted by Thomas Krasean.  In the interview, Ashworth discusses his military service and homesteading in Kansas. 


Item Listing:

1968

Tape

1972

Transcript


Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 tape, 1 transcript

Collection Dates:

1883-1968

Provenance:

ISL Oral History Project, 2 Sept. 1968

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

None

Notes:

None


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