A. D. Ashby Sabine Parish, Louisiana
A. D. Ashby
Mr. Ashby is
a member of the Parish School Board from Ward Seven.
He was born
in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and lived there until 18 years
of age, receiving such education as the small rural schools
afforded, which was very limited. He came to Sabine parish in
1899 and resided here ever since.
On March 9,
1910, he was married to Miss Mattie Bruce. Mr. Ashby's principal
occupation has been farming, but in 1910 he entered the ministry
of the Congregational Methodist church, with which denomination
he is prominently identified. His chief regret is that he was
unable to finish his education.
In 1912 he
was elected member of the Parish School Board and at the
organization of the new board he was elected chaplain of that
body, being the first man ever honored with that position. Mr.
Ashby has always been an advocate of a modern educational system
that would thoroughly fit the youths of the parish for the
battle of life and the attainment of a more ideal citizenship,
and his influence will be cast with all progressive movements
for the public weal.
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.