Edith Ash Collection

Edith Ann Watkins Worley Ash was born April 16, 1915 to David and Elnora Barnum Watkins in Osseo.  She married Virgil Worley in 1937, he preceded her in death in 1962.  She later married Loren Ash in 1964 and he died in 1966.

Edith graduated from Osseo High School in 1932 and Hillsdale College in 1936.  She taught high school English, French and History in several Hillsdale County Schools.

She always loved learning and teaching.  In retirement she focused on genealogy and wrote many of the biographical articles included in the Hills and Dales books.  She wrote several other books and magazine articles about Michigan history.

After her death in 2010, her family donated several family files she had researched on her family.  They include: Watkins, Reynolds, Barnum, Gillett and Little families, just to name a few. Also included in her collection are notes and letters from others researching the same families.  She also kept news articles on people and articles about Hillsdale County Townships.

This material is available for research.

written by Bonnie MacCosh