| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 0 |
Alma Mater: Illinois
Date Born: November 11, 1878
Date Died: April 27, 1944
Overall Record: 109-63 [8 Seasons]
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Obituary - Decatur (IL) Herald (April 28, 1944)
J.N. Ashmore, Assessor, Dies
Funeral services for James N. (Jimmy) Ashmore, 64, Decatur township assessor and prominent athletic figure who was one of Millikin university's first coaches, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Brintlinger funeral home. Burial will be in Bethany cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 p.m. today.
Mr. Ashmore died at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday in the Veterans hospital in Danville after a serious illness of 10 weeks. He was taken to Danville two weeks ago.
An outstanding first baseman on the University of Illinois baseball team, Mr. Ashmore later coached at more than a half dozen educational institutions, including Washington State college, Millikin, Western Maryland college, University of Colorado, University of Iowa and DePauw university.
World War Vet
He served as a captain during World War I in the army physical education department at Camp Cody, Wyo.
Born in Richview, Ill., a son of Mr. and Mrs. D.N. Ashmore, he went to Bethany as a child with his parents and remained there until he entered college. He was reputed to be the finest baseball players ever produced in Bethany. His father preceded him in death last August.
Mr. Ashmore attended Lincoln College and the University of Illinois, where he also played quarterback on the football team. He left the University of Illinois in 1903 and coached a year at Washington State before coming to Millikin in 1904. Several of his J.M.U. teams were winners in the Little 19 conference.
Although he had retired from coaching, Mr. Ashmore has helped in the athletic departments at St. Teresa high school and Millikin University during the past few years. A member of the Kiwanis club, he also was coach of their softball team last summer.
In 1941 he was elected township assessor as a Republican.
Mr. Ashmore made his home with a sister, Lillian Ashmore, at 228 South Union Street, whom he leaves, with two other sisters, Mrs. J.W. Armstrong, Dalton City, and Mrs. Charles R. Stevens, Chicago; and two daughters, Miriam, of Decatur, and Mrs. J. Willard Tobin, of Springfield.
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