He was married to Mattie Jones April 16*, 1898, and to this union three children were born, Ivan, Harry and Esther, who live in and about Lowell. Mrs. Ault died December 26, 1903, leaving Mr. Ault to care for the children. On September 9, 1905, he was married the second time to Miss Mary Alcott who died March 4, 1907. On December 9, 1909, he was married to Mrs. Emma Johnson, his present companion, who survives him.
The deceased became a member of the Christian church at Yates Center, Kansas, when but a boy and remained such throughout his life.
After an illness of only a few days he died at his home in Lowell Tuesday evening, September 6, 1921, at the age of 48 years, 5 months and 18 days. He leaves to mourn, his wife, three children, three brothers, Edward and John, of near Momence, and Jay, of Claypoole, Ind., three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Powell and Mrs. Horace Johnson, of Lowell, and Mrs. Frank Fields, of Kouts, Ind.
Mr. Ault had the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He was a kind and devoted husband and father and had the reputation of always being just in his dealings.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church Friday at 2 p.m.
The services were attended by [a] large number of neighbors and friends who gathered to pay their last respects to a man they had loved and respected.
Rev. J.I. Brimberry, pastor of the church, preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery. Undertaker Sheets had charge of the burial service.
* NOTE -- This obituary puts the marriage date of Mattie Jones and Fred B. Ault as Apr. 16, 1898, but Mattie Jones Ault's obituary put it as April 6 of that year.
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