MAXINE JACOBY ASHER, 72, died in June of 1996. Interment
was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX.
She was born in Ranger on April 13, 1924. Maxine attended
Ranger High School in the Class of 1942. She married
J.B. Asher in 1947 and had three sons: Fredie Mack Asher,
Teddie Asher, & Eddie Von Asher; and one daughter, Tammy
Jo Asher. Her parents were Max and May Jacoby of Ranger.
Her sisters: Clara Mae Jacoby Watson (RHS-1952), Claudine
Jacoby Dyer (RHS-1937), and LaVerne Jacoby (RHS-1940).
Brothers were: Mellenger Jacoby (RHS-1936) and Douglas
PARENTS: MAX & MAY JACOBY owned and operated a welding
shop on Hwy. 80 in Ranger, TX for many years. Max
(1893-1966) married May Reeves (1895-1978) in Menard
in 1914. They had two sons: Mellenger Jacoby (RHS-1936)
and Douglas Jacoby (RHS-1949) & four daughters: Claudine
Jacoby (RHS-1937), Laverne Jacoby (RHS-1940), Maxine
Jacoby (RHS-1942), and Clara Mae Jacoby (RHS-1952).
Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
The father of Max Jacoby, Edmound Jacoby, came to the
U.S. from Mannheim, Germany and settled near Mason, TX.
Alfred Reeves was the father of May and her mother was
Charlcie Blair. Charlcie was the daughter C.C. Blair
who was among the first early settlers in Eastland
County. He constructed a small family fort known as
Fort Blair during the Civil War for protection from
Comanche Indian attacks. The fort contained 12 log
cabins and was a frequent stopping place for Texas
Rangers. It served for five years and the land later
became the town of Desdemona.