|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1822|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1895|
Excerpt from the biography of his son, Mark Ashton:
"Mr. Ashton is a son of Ambrose and Mary Annie (Cummins) Ashton, both natives of Ohio, the former having been born in Brown county and the latter in Clermont county, and both having been children at the time of the removal from the old Buckeye state to become pioneer settlers of Allen county, Indiana. After their marriage Ambrose Ashton and his young wife established their home on a farm in Maumee township, and there they passed the remainder of their earnest and industrious lives, the passing years bringing to them a consistent measure of prosperity, the while they had inviolable place in the esteem of all who knew them.
They[Ambrose and Mary] became the parents of seven children, and all are living except Clark, who was a twin of the subject of this sketch and who died at an early age, and Clarence F., the youngest of the number, who is also deceased. The surviving children are George F., Mrs. Nellie A. Doerring, Joseph L., Mrs. Lily D. Keefer, and Mark. The honored father passed from the stage of his mortal endeavors December 24, 1895, the devoted wife and mother having been summoned to eternal rest October 3, 1892.
Ambrose Ashton played a large and benignant part in the community life, commanded unqualified confidence and esteem, served as township trustee of Maumee township, and for a number of years held the office of justice of the peace."[The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana: A Review of Two ..., Volume 2; By Bert Joseph Griswold, pub. 1917].
Mary Annie Cummins Ashton (1839 - 1892)
Nellie Ashton Doering (1867 - 1945)*
Lillian D. Ashton Keefer (1871 - 1926)*
Mark Ashton (1876 - 1953)*
Harlan Memorial Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 21, 2012
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