McLennan County, Texas
Waco Times Herald
July 12, 1924
Illness of only two days resulted in the death of Mrs. Anna Alessandro, 801 South Seventh street. She passed away in a local sanitarium.
The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30, from the Church of the Assumption, with the assistant rector, Rev. George B. Black, officiating, interment to be made in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mrs. Alesssandro became ill, last Saturday, and on that day she was removed to the sanitarium, where an operation was performed. This failed to effect the desired results.
Born in Italy, Mrs. Alessandro had been in the United States for the last 35 years. The family moved from Pueblo, Col., to Waco in 1908. During the 17 years that she had lived here, Mrs. Alessandro endeared herself to all who came in contact with her. Her life was filled to overflowing with good deeds, and her benevolences were innumerable, performed without ostentation, and given, regardless of race or creed. She found her greatest pleasure in rendering service to others. She gave much, asking nothing in return.
Surviving Mrs. Alessandro are six sons and one daughter, Prof. Victor Alessandro, Houston; A.D., Jack, Joe, and G.O. Alessandro, Waco; Mike Alessandro, St. Louis, and Miss Lily Alessandro, Waco. She also has three sisters, Mrs. Congetta Alessandro, Los Angeles; Mrs. Carmella Mormino and Mrs. Terresina Maggio, both living in the Argentine Republic.
MART DAILY HERALD
JULY 22, 1924
AGED VETERAN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
R. A. Ashley, age 88, was accidentally run over by auto on the streets of Mart. shortly before 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, in front of the First State bank. He was crossing the street when hit by a car driven by W. D. Kaigler, who had rounded the post in the center of the street, and started back out eastward when he ran upon the elderly gentleman. The force of the fall when his head struck the pavement and breaking of his left arm by the car running over his body, produced serious injuries from which he died within a few hours.
No one deplores the accident as much as Mr. Kaigler himself, who tried to use his brakes as soon as he saw the man in front of him, but although going slow, he was unable to stop his car in time.
Mr. Ashley is an uncle of Mr. B. J. Kirkland, Mart, and her brother, C. W. Ashley, Mart route 5. His home was at Rockdale, and he was here for a visit to his nephew and niece.
After the accident, he was carried to the Kirkland home and given every attention possible.
Deceased was a Confederate veteran said to be among the oldest survivors of a company of Alabama Civil war soldiers, and had lived on the same farm near Rockdale for 67 years.
He is survived by six children, all of whom reside in the Rockdale community. The body was carried to Rockdale, by hearse Tuesday morning for interment during the afternoon.
The regrettable accident is deplored by all, and sympathy is felt for those concerned.