|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1848|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1939|
JAMES T. AND CHARLES H. ASHWORTH
The brothers held onto pioneer traditions where work was also considered their hobby. Charles said one good thing about the pioneer days was that everything was yet to be done and everyone had hopes and expectations of things that were to follow. The brothers were industrious at an early age. James earned his first money picking gooseberries and wild plums and selling them for $3. He used the money to buy a calf and thus started his cattle business. His stock was considered the finest in the state. They attended school in a log cabin in Valley Junetion. While they didn't have a reader, they did have a spelling book. They borrowed books like "Robinson Crusoe" and "Pilgrim's Progress." Charles and James were considered wealthy, generous and respected landowners. Jointly they owned 1,500 acres of land, stock and other property, Shortly after James died in 1924, Charles gave land to the citv of Des Moines for Ashworth Pool. He also donated land for the Masonic Temple and Greenwood Park. Neither brother married and when Charles died in 1939, their combined estate was valued at almost $500,000. In 1940, White Pole Road was renamed Ashworth Road in the family's memory.
Richard Ashworth (1812 - 1897)
Mary Nuttall Ashworth (1807 - 1888)
Abraham Ashworth (1836 - 1901)**
James T Ashworth (1845 - 1924)*
Charles H Ashworth (1848 - 1939)
Note: in same lot: Mary Ann, Mary, Richard, James T., Sarah Alice, Charles H.
Plot: Block: 10 Section: Lot: 00216
Created by: Katie Lou
Record added: May 09, 2008
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