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Charles Ashton
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1832
Death: Dec. 23, 1878
District Of Columbia, USA

Charles Ashton, b. 8 Jan 1832 - d. 23 Dec 1878 46 yrs.

On the 20th of December, 1878, after a short but painful illness, Charles Ashton, in the 47th year of
his age, a kind father and devoted husband. (Winchester, Va., and Port Tobacco Times please copy).

A light is from our household gone;
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our midst,
That never can be filled.
May he rest in peace.
His Daughter

Funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 1225 4 1/2 street southwest, Monday at 2 o'clock p.m.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

The Evening Star, December 24, 1878
Locals
The funeral of police officer Ashton took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence, No. 1245 4 1/2
street southwest and was attended by many friends of the family.

The Evening Star, December 23, 1878
Locals
Thirty policemen were detailed to attend the funeral of their comrade, Charles Ashton, this afternoon.

The Evening Star, December 21, 1878
Charles Ashton, of the metropolitan police force, and for many years a sergeant in the first South Washington
precinct, died at his residence, No. 1245 4 1/2 street southwest, at 8 1/2 o'clock last evening, of dropsy of the
heart, Officer Ashton was a carpenter by trade, but had been on the police force many years. Some four or
five years ago he resigned his position as sergeant and was detailed for duty at the Police Court, and was on
duty at the court up to about three weeks ago. He was a quite, unobtrusive man, and paid strict attention to
duty, knowing neither friend nor foe in his official capacity. He was a good man and faithful officer.

The Evening Star, December 18, 1878

Locals
Ex-Seargeant Charles Ashton of the Metropolitan police force who has been for several years detailed to
special duty at the Police Court is lying ill at his home in South Washington. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jane B. Ashton (1830 - 1892)
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R63/44
 
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Mar 07, 2011
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Charles Ashton
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Charles Ashton
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- John Rentz
 Added: Mar. 7, 2011
 
 
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