Ronald Eugene Dascombe Sr.


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Ronald Eugene Dascombe Sr. 1 2

  • Born: 6 May 1905, Foxburg, Clarion, PA, USA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary Irene Beatty on 8 Nov 1928 in Knox, Clarion, PA, USA
  • Died: 12 Oct 1978, Oil City, Venango, PA at age 73 2 4
  • Buried: Knox, Clarion, PA, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: GWJ1-6B2.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He was described as 5'6" 165 lbs. Brown eyes brown hair ruddy complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in Knox, Clarion, PA, USA. 1

2. Residence: Railroad St, Knox, PA on 16 Oct 1940 in Knox, Clarion, PA, USA. 1

3. Newspaper: Oil City Derrick: Ron Dascombe Man Of The Year, 2 Apr 1975, Oil City, Venango, PA. 3 Man Of The Year
Ron Dascombe Day Scheduled In Knox
KNOX -- Mayor Jennifer Wesner has proclaimed April 5 as Ron Dascombe Day in Knox. Dascombe, who has lived most of his life in the area, has been chosen as the first Man of the Year by the Knox Merchants Association. Police Chief James Drown has requested that citizens and businesses fly flags throughout the day. An open house is planned in Dascombe's honor from 2 to 4 pm at the Carriage Inn and will be followed by a testimonial dinner at Keystone High School. Dinner tickets are on sale at Lewis' Barber Shop and the Carriage Inn. In talking with Dascombe, he said his most interesting experience was during the time the Presbyterian Church operated a program for special children. His greatest joy has been in being able to make friends with these children. "They're all dear and I love them all," he said. He believes his most outstanding accomplishment has been in loving people. The biggest goal he has is to make no enemies during his lifetime. As a store owner, he enjoyed the hunting season more than anything. It was a time when he had a chance to meet people. He said, "I've enjoyed Knox and want to die here. Knox is a wonderful town." Dascombe was born May 6, 1905 in Foxburg, son of Harry and Ellen Louise Bellingham Dascombe. His parents came to the United States from Cardiff, South Wales. The Dascombe family moved to Stoneboro and lived there until after World War I. Following the war they moved to Knox where his father started the Knox Bakery. Ron and his brother worked in the bakery until after his father's death when the bakery was closed. Ron married the former Mary Beatty in 1928 and for several years lived in Cleveland, Ohio. They returned in 1946 to buy and operate a hardware store owned by Waller Beatty, Mrs. Dascombe's father. He is a member of the Knox Masonic Lodge, the Venango Lodge of Perfection, and New Castle Consistory. The Man of the Year was Clarion County's first coin dealer. With four other men, he started the Clarion-Jefferson Coin Club which now has over 200 members. The Dascombes enjoy playing bridge for a hobby, and he is an accomplished pianist. The couple has three children, Ronald Jr., Herbert and Eleanor Ann.
HOLDS PROCLAMATION - Police Chief James Brown looks on as Mayor Jennifer Wesner shows a proclamation lo Ron Dascombe, announcing "Ron Dascombe Day" in Knox. The scroll will be given to Dascombe at a testimonial dinner to be held in his honor. Dascombe has been chosen by Knox Merchants Association as their first Man of the Year.

Ronald married Mary Irene Beatty on 8 Nov 1928 in Knox, Clarion, PA, USA. (Mary Irene Beatty was born on 25 Jul 1905 in Knox, Clarion, PA, USA,5 died on 2 Dec 1987 in Knox, Clarion, PA, USA 4 5 and was buried in Knox, Clarion, PA, USA 5.)


1, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ( Operations, Inc.), Ronald Eugene Dascombe, b. 6 May 1905, Foxburgh, PA.

2 Find A Grave,

3 The Oil City Derrick (Oil City, PA), 2 Apr 1975, page 23. Ron Dascombe Day.

4 News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), 11 Dec 1987, page 39. Obituary of Mary B. Dascombe.

5 Find A Grave,

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