Ashton, John

Birth Name Ashton, John
Gender male
Age at Death 86 years, 3 months, 15 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth January 20, 1857 Prince Edward Island, Canada 1901 census
 
Death May 4, 1943 West Devon, Prince Edward Island dates from gravestone, West Devon United Cemetery Lot 10-1
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ashton, John
Mother
    Sister     Ashton, Sarah
    Sister     Ashton, Susan Ann
         Ashton, John
 
Father Ashton, John
Stepmother Austin, Martha
 
Father Ashton, John
Stepmother Morrell, Sarah Elizabeth
    Half-sister     Ashton, Mary Jane

Families

    Family of Ashton, John and McDonald, Margaret Jane
Married Wife McDonald, Margaret Jane
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage about 1878    
 
  Children
  1. Ashton, John
  2. Ashton, Bernice Maud
  3. Ashton, James Garfield
  4. Ashton, Minnie
  5. Ashton, Mary Jane Jennie
  6. Ashton, Edith
  7. Ashton, Willie
  8. Ashton, Harry John
  9. Ashton, Simon Wilfred
    Family of Ashton, John and Graham, Catherine Kate
Married Wife Graham, Catherine Kate

Narrative

Assumption, based on name - very few Ashtons on the Island - and in West Devon. Plus father born England, mother born PEI according to the 1891 census. A newspaper article on the settlement of West Devon noted that John Ashton had inherited his father John's farm. Finally, he was called John Ashton II on his gravestone.

1891:
Household Members in Lot 10:
John Ashton 34
Margaret J Ashton 30
John Ashton 12
Bernice M Ashton 10
James Garfield Ashton 8
Minnie Ashton 6
Mary J Ashton 4
Edith Ashton 2

Margaret Jane., wife of John Ashton, died August 2 1902 at age 42. Her son Willie, age 8, was buried with her. She was survived by four sons and three daughters. Daughter Minnie died in 1913 in California at the age of 27. Minnie was survived by her father and three brothers and two sisters, J. Garfield, Harry Simon, and Maud B., all of California, and Jennie Ashton, Boston, Mass.

John married Kate Graham after Margaret's death.

Maria M. McKenzie of Lot 6 said that her male child born 23 March 1877 was the son of John Ashton, bachelor, Lot 10.

Pedigree

  1. Ashton, John
      1. Ashton, Sarah
      2. Ashton, Susan Ann
      3. Ashton, John
        1. McDonald, Margaret Jane
          1. Ashton, John
          2. Ashton, Bernice Maud
          3. Ashton, James Garfield
          4. Ashton, Minnie
          5. Ashton, Mary Jane Jennie
          6. Ashton, Edith
          7. Ashton, Willie
          8. Ashton, Harry John
          9. Ashton, Simon Wilfred
        2. Graham, Catherine Kate