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Submitted by Joseph D. Parriott

Moundsville Journal, June 2, 1925


     Thomas Aston 12th W. Va. Co., answered the last taps this morning at 1:00 o'clock at his home at Glen Easton. Mr. Aston has been ill for some time and his death was not unexpected although it cast a shadow of sadness over the community in which he lived and over his many soldier friends.

     Mr. Aston served in 12th W. Va. Co. C. during the Civil war, and was one of the 63 veterans who organized Elmore Evans Post, No. 77, in Glen Easton. Of that number there are now only three left, S. R. Hanen, George Hubbs and Samuel Harris. When the post grew so small they were received into the J. C. Caldwell Post No. 21.

     He was born and raised in Marshall county and followed farming all his life. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by two sons and one daughter - Jess with whom he made his hime, William, of Fork Ridge and Mrs. McCleary of Pleasant Valley. He was the last of the famfily of the late Owen Aston.

     Short funeral services will be held at the home in Glen Easton at 1:00 o'clock Thursday. The boday will then be taken to the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church and services will be held there and interment at that place.

     Members of the J. C. Caldwell Post will be in charge of the cemetery.