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Frank A. Ashworth oral history

Identifier: OH030

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript and an audiotape reel of an oral history interview with Frank A. Ashworth, conducted by Thomas Krasean for the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on September 2, 1968. In the interview, Ashworth discusses his military service and homesteading in Kansas.


  • 1968/09/04


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Frank A. Ashworth was born July 5, 1883 in Mattoon, Illinois. Ashworth served several years with the United States Army in Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico from 1897 to 1902 and with the 22nd Battery of the U.S. Army at Fort Douglas, Utah from 1902 to 1904. He was the longest surviving veteran of the Spanish-American 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 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge. He married Lottie C. Cox in 1910 and together they had one son. Ashworth died January 12, 1980 in Miami, Florida.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 bound transcript, 1 reel-to-reel audiotape)

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Custodial History

This collection was created by the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on 1968/09/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/04 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2005/04 by Jennifer Duplaga. Collection reprocessing completed 2020/03/05 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2020/03/05 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.