The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 13, 1929
DROPPED DEAD AT S.A.W.V. DANCE
WILLIAM P. ASHLOCK, OF THIS CITY, A VICTIM OF HEART TROUBLE, AT HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING WEDNESDAY NIGHT
It was exceedingly unfortunate that the pleasant soujourne in our city of the war veterans and their ladies was marred by the sudden and sad death, Wednesday night, of William P. Ashlock, Spanish-American war veteran of our city, who passed away about midnight amidst the festivities at the High School building.
Mr. Ashlock, lured to the dance floor by an old-time dance, had danced one set and had just finished another when he collapsed. He had just made the remark that he was having the time of his life when he gave a gasp and dropped dead at the feet of those near him.
For some years Mr. Ashlock has been a suffered from heart trouble, and because of this rode in the parade instead of walking, but he evidently became enthused at the banquet and the dance which followed and in the excitement of the evening overtaxed his weak heart. A feeling of awe and sadness swept over the gathering and the pleasures immediately ended.
Mr. Ashlock was an industrious and good citizen whose untimely death is regretted by all. He leaves a wife and daughter who are shocked and grieved beyond expression by his sudden taking away.