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Funeral Of Mr. Ailes

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The funeral services of R. K. Ailes were held Monday afternoon at his late residence No. 319 S. Fifth ave. Rev. Henry Tatlock rector of St. Andrews Episcopal church officiated. The pall bearers were David Rinsey, Moses Seabolt, LeRoy Noble, G. Frank Allmendinger, Andrew Peterson and Edward Eberbach. The remains were ïnterred in the family burial lot on Forest Hill cemetery.
Mr. Ailes was of Welch extraction. Four brothers came from Wales and settled in Rhode Island. One of the brothers probably settled in Chester county, Pa. He had five sons, William, Stephen, Isaac, Amos and Samuel and two daughters. William and Samuel settled in Muskingum county, Ohio. Stephen died in Maryland. Isaac and Amos died in Chester county, Pa. All but William were masons by trade. Amos the father of Robert, the deceased had 13 children, of whom nine survived infancy, and were Eliza, William, Eleanor, Amos, Janet, Robert, Stephen, George and Robert. The latter was apprenticed in 1836 to Robert Smedley a well known millwright of Chestuut Level, Denmore township, Lancaster county, Pa. He worked with Mr. Smedley until 1841, when Mr. Ailes care Michigan settling in Jacksou, where he only remained a few-rnonths, coming to Ann Arbor. tfere he made his home, uutil the time of his] death. He was recognized as a most expei't miliwright and bnilt over 50 milis ia eastern Michigan. In 1863 he entered iuto partnership with Messrs. Trip and Price in the foundery business, in 1874 he was a partner oí' Messrs. Swatbel and Kyer in the City Mills. In 1879 he was a partner of Alonzo üretton in the fonudry. Later he agnin entered the milling business whh Messrs. Allinendinger and Scbueider, selling out in 1884. Mr. Ailes was boru ia 1819. In 184)5 he marritíd Miss Haldah Anu Bentley, wbo preceeded him in death some years. Tliree childreu, Miss Nettie Ailes, of Ann Arbor, Mrs. William Manon, of Detroit, and Charles, of Washington, .survive him. Mr. Ailes was a mau of uimsual ability iu his line. He was a recognized autbority on old time milling, aud bis ■wouderfnl retentive meuiory caused him to be repeatedly called to give expert testimony in law snits He delighted to speak of his early childhood speut in Lancaster connty.