The Shelbyville Republican
An illness of three weeks resulted in death for
Francis S. Ainsley at his residence at 738 north Center street, Indianapolis, Monday morning at 7:45 o’clock.
He was a resident of Shelbyville until 1918.
Tuesday February 3, 1942
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FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT DIES
Born in London, England, July 29, 1884, Mr. Ainsley came with his parents to Canada, in 1889.
The family moved to Connersville in 1893. Mr. Ainsley was first interested in the mirror industry in both Connersville and Shelbyville, being associated with his father and brother.
During World War I he entered war work at Newport News navy yard, and while there helped to organize the Shipyard Band. Returning to Indianapolis he became associated with the Robins Body Corp., but for the past fifteen years had conducted a music studio, where he tutored a class of 60 pupils.
His orchestra acquired a state-wide reputation and his junior orchestra, composed of children from eight to fourteen years of age, broadcast frequently.
Mr. Ainsley had been associated with many bands throughout the country and was a recognized music authority.
Besides the widow, Carrie Vogt
Ainsley, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Jennie Schube,
Miss Alice Ainsley and George Ainsley, Indianapolis, and
Mrs. Katherine Widman, Connersville, and Joseph Ainsley, this city.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock at the Shirley Brothers funeral home, Indianapolis, with burial in Forest Hill cemetery, here.
Pall bearers will be music students of the deceased.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Bob Gordon