Blanche Minerva "Minnie" Hall

1883 - 1959



(Medical):Monessen | Daily Independent | 1959-10-07, page 1 Fayette City Woman's Body Found in River The body of Mrs. Minnie Sharrer Ashton, 76, Fayette City, was recovered from the Monongahela River this morning several hours after she reportedly had walked into the river off Market St. Fayette City. Mrs. Ashton, it was said, had been despondent the past several months. She had lived alone at 222 Second St. Mrs. Ashton's body was recovered at 7:30 a. m. by Thurman Bailey, who works on the Fayette City-Allenport river ferry. It is believed that she had entered the water about two hours before. Fayette County Deputy Coroner Howard McCrory of Fayette City could not be reached for a ruling on the death. Police and firemen contacted this morning would not comment She is survived by three sons Melvin Sharrer of South Bend Ind.; Llewllyn Sharrer of Fayett City and Milton Sharrer of Bell Vernon; four daughters, Mrs. Lavern McCrory, Mrs. Naomi Skibo, Mrs. Ruth 'Gaskill and Mrs. Charlotte Coates, all of Fayette City one brother, Fuller Hall of Florida and 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. The body was taken to McCrory & Sons Funeral Home in Fayette City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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Margaret Ruth Sharrer


Sep 7
Age: 33y

birth of child

Milton Francis Sharrer


Age: 37y

birth of child

Charles Ashton


Jan 4
Age: 38y