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Ashley Arden "Ash" Aderholdt
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1913
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1996
Berryville
Clarke County
Virginia, USA

BIO: A self made man.
Served in the D.C. police department for 28 years before retiring in 1966 as a deputy chief. Mr. Aderholdt joined the department in 1938 as a beat cop. He then began a climb up the department's career ladder, nearly to the top, that was impressive to onlookers even as his success presented something of a conflict.
An outdoors-man at heart -- he power-boated, fished, hunted and was rated an expert marksman.
He first, worked as a police officer at St. Elizabeth's mental hospital and Washington DC Jail.
As a motorcycle officer purchased a dump truck and worked a second job hauling dirt to support his family.
Without a college degree he created a financial inventory strategy for the Washington D.C. Police department that would allow anyone at anytime to view the budget figures.
Became the Chief Financial Officer of the DC. Police Department. As D.C. was run by Congress, Ashely reported directly to Congress.

One day while walking down the street in DC with a friend, he laid eyes upon a beautiful young girl, Marjorie, he didn't even know her name but said to his friend, "That's the girl I'm going to marry!". And so he did and raised 3 beautiful daughters. Janice Marie, Carolyn and Elaine.

As a young man, was raised by his Step-Father Owen Thorne and mother on a farm in Ft. Washington, MD near the Potomac River (Fort Foote).
Held an annual Crab feast to bring family together.
Loved to hunt with his son-in-law Bennie Bradley. They had a strong bond together, like father and son. Ash got Bennie into the D.C. Police force. Loved to have a beer or two and discuss politics and the world.
Died of a heart aneurism in his house in Berryville, Clarke Co, VA. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margorie Lorraine Haga Aderholdt (1915 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shenandoah Memorial Park
Winchester
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Chapel South, Inside Level B, Crypt #5
 
Created by: Michael Raymond
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90614347
Ashley Arden Ash Aderholdt
Added by: Michael Raymond
 
Ashley Arden Ash Aderholdt
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Ashley Arden Ash Aderholdt
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It is rare that anyone gets the chance to have Three Grandfathers. I was the lucky one, as you were my Grandfather! I miss our talks over of cup of instant coffee, and hearing about your life, boyhood, hunting and laughing. I will never forget you.. AAA ...(Read more)
- Michael Raymond
 Added: Feb. 7, 2014

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Apr. 3, 2013
 
 
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