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Clifford Warren Ashley
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1881
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1947
Westport
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA

American artist, author, sailor, & knot expert. He was the son of Abiel Davis Ashley & Caroline Morse. Ashley married Sarah Scudder Clark in 1932 & had two daughters, also adopting his wife's oldest daughter from a previous marriage. Ashley is perhaps most famous for The Ashley Book of Knots (1944), an encyclopedic reference manual with directions for and illustrations of thousands of knots. Ashley also wrote The Yankee Whaler (1926) and The Whaleships of New Bedford (1929), studies of sperm whaling in New England in the late 18th century and early 19th century. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Abiel Davis Ashley (1851 - 1917)
  Caroline Morse Ashley (1852 - 1925)
 
 Siblings:
  Willard Morse Ashley (1874 - 1875)*
  Harrison Everett Ashley (1876 - 1911)*
  Mabel E. Ashley (1878 - 1929)*
  George W. D. Ashley (1880 - 1892)*
  Clifford Warren Ashley (1881 - 1947)
  Morris Davis Ashley (1886 - 1968)*
  Elsie T. Ashley Vail (1887 - 1983)*
  Mildred F. Ashley Gould (1889 - 1966)*
  Marjorie L. Ashley (1890 - 1951)*
  Raymond Elliott Ashley (1893 - 1958)*
  Burton Marshall Ashley (1895 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Clifford Warren Ashley
son of A. Davis and
Caroline Morse Ashley
Dec. 18, 1881
Sept. 18, 1947
 
Burial:
Oak Grove Cemetery
New Bedford
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
Record added: Nov 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79892680
Clifford Warren Ashley
Added by: J.Bosworth
 
Clifford Warren Ashley
Added by: JohnRobert Mauney
 
Clifford Warren Ashley
Added by: J.Bosworth
 
 
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In memory. Rest in peace.
- J.Bosworth
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014
You are awesome. Thank you for the knots! You passed knowledge on for generations to come that otherwise would have been lost. And you did it with grace, humor, artistry, skill, and incredible thoroughness. Respect. :-)
- bronx72
 Added: Jun. 8, 2013
In your memory, Thank You for your contributions to making our world a bit of a better place. Rest In PEACE
- JohnRobert Mauney
 Added: Nov. 5, 2011
 
 
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