John James Ashdown1,2,3,4,5

M, #7062, b. 18 April 1861, d. 4 December 1931
Father*John Cooper Ashdown3,6 b. 6 Oct 1829, d. 26 Jun 1892
Mother*Marguerite M Docksteader3,6 b. 15 Jan 1832, d. 14 Nov 1904
Last Edited1 Feb 2019
     John was born on 18 April 1861 in Vaughan Twp., York County, Canada West, United Province of CanadaG.3,7,4,5,6 John married Annie Cawthra on 23 April 1884 in Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 006825.3,7,4,8
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: William Ashdown and Mary Cawthra. His parent(s) were listed as John Ashdown and Margaret Ashdown. Her parent(s) were listed as Joseph Cawthra and Mary Ann Cawthra.3
He died on 4 December 1931 at age 70.5 John James Ashdown was buried in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.5

     He also went by the name of Jack.
     In the obituary of Anna Ashdown who died 1 April 1931, her husband, J J Ashdown was listed as a survivor.9 In the death registration of Joseph Cawthra Ashdown who died on 30 May 1978, James Ashdown was identified as his father.10

Census Data

     John Ashdown appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Ashdown and Margret Ashdown.6
     John Ashdown and Anna appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. John was enumerated as a Tanner.. Their children Josepheen, Pauline, James, Beatries, Mabel and Cathirine were listed as living with them.7
     John Ashdown and Anna appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Moose Jaw No. 161, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. John was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Beatrice V, Mable M, Chatherine W., Ira John, Rose A J and Joseph C were listed as living with them.4

Family

Anna Cawthra b. 8 May 1866, d. 1 Apr 1931
MarWitReg
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: William Ashdown and Mary Cawthra. His parent(s) were listed as John Ashdown and Margaret Ashdown. Her parent(s) were listed as Joseph Cawthra and Mary Ann Cawthra.3
 
Marriage* John married Annie Cawthra on 23 April 1884 in Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 006825.3,7,4,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., John James Ashdown & Annie Cawthra; Witnesses: William Ashdown and Mary Cawthra, both of Ryerson.
  4. [S2084] John Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townshihps 21, 22 etc., Moose Jaw district, Saskatchewan; Page: 1; Family: 7, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., John James Ashdown.
  6. [S6684] John Ashdown household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 46; Family No: 238, Ancestry.com Roll: C-13244.
  7. [S2083] John Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6483.
  8. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Anna Cawthra Ashdown.
  9. [S9140] Mrs. Ashdown Dies, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Apr 2, 1931, Page 3, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Anna Ashdown of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S8878] Joseph Cawthra Ashdown, Death Registration 1978-09-008602 (May 30, 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Joseph Cawthra Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Joseph Cawthra.
  11. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mary Margaret Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  12. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Josephine Nancy Ashdown.
  13. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Pauline Anna Ashdown.
  14. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Francis James Ashdown.
  15. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Agnes Elizabeth Ashdown.
  16. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Beatrice Victoria Ashdown.
  17. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 62 - Ashdown Families.
  18. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Minerva Mabel Ashdown.
  19. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Katharine Wilhemina Ashdown.
  20. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: John Ira Ashdown.
  21. [S7441] Ira John Ashdown, Death Registration 56-09-004694 (Apr 17, 1956), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Ira John.

Franklin Laroque Ashdown1,2,3,4

M, #7063, b. 15 August 1871, d. 14 September 1948
Father*John Cooper Ashdown2,3,5 b. 6 Oct 1829, d. 26 Jun 1892
Mother*Marguerite M Docksteader2,3,5 b. 15 Jan 1832, d. 14 Nov 1904
Last Edited5 Dec 2017
     Franklin was born on 15 August 1871 in Ontario, CanadaG.6,7,5 Alternatively, he was born in August 1872 in Ontario, CanadaG, according to the 1911 census.8,4 Franklin married Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford on 1 July 1896 in Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008391.9,6,10,8,3,4,7 He died on 14 September 1948 at age 77.2,11
     He also went by the name of Frank.8,6

Census Data

     Franklin Ashdown appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Ashdown and Margret Ashdown.5
     Frank Ashdown and Margaret appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ryerson Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. Frank was enumerated as Church of England and a Farmer. Their children Esther and Rose were listed as living with them. As was his brother-in-law, John Labrash.6
     Frank Ashdown and Margaret appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. Frank was. Their children Esther, Rosie, Norah, Albert, Nina, Harvey and Charlot were listed as living with them.8
     Franklin Ashdown and Margerate Ashdown appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, RM of Perdue No. 346, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Ester, Rosie, Nora, Albert, Nine, Harvey and Charlot were listed as living with them.4
     Frankland Ashdown and Margaret appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Hazel Dell No. 335, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1921. Frankland was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Albert, Nine, Harvey and Charlotte were listed as living with them.7

Family

Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford b. Mar 1878
Marriage*Franklin married Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford on 1 July 1896 in Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008391.9,6,10,8,3,4,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford.
  4. [S5077] Franklin Ashdown household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 9; Family No: 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  5. [S6684] John Ashdown household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 46; Family No: 238, Ancestry.com Roll: C-13244.
  6. [S2728] Frank Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page: 3; Family:29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.
  7. [S5079] Frankland Ashdown household, 1 June 1921 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hazel Dell, McKenzie, Saskatchewan; Page 8, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  8. [S2720] Frank Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 34 to 36, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 10; Family: 100, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Year's of birth are difficult to read, and I will not consider them reliable.
  9. [S1104] Ontario Vital Statistics Project, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm, 8391-96 - Franklin ASHDOWN, 24, farmer, Barrie, Ryerson, s/o John C. & Margaret, married Margaret Lucy Louise CRAWFORD, 18, McKenzie, same, d/o William & Lucy, witn: Newman Vine ASHDOWN of Ryerson & Hannah North LEBRASH of McKenzie, 1 July 1896 at Ryerson
    http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/musk96.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ontario Vital Statistics Project.
  10. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy L Crawford. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  11. [S5155] "Veterans Death Cards: First World War", Record of death ofveterans who died after discharge; Library and Archives Canada (LAC); Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/… Ashdown, Frank 523065. Hereinafter cited as "Veterans Death Cards: First World War."
  12. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Esther Lillian Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  13. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Rose Esburn Ashdown.
  14. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Albert Franklin Ashdown.
  15. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Margaret Nenna Ashdown.
  16. [S2710] EHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, online eHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, Ashdown, William Harvey; Born: 1907/1/15. Hereinafter cited as eHealth Sask - Genealogy Index Searches.
  17. [S2710] EHealth Sask - Genealogy Index Searches, online eHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, Ashdown, Charlotte Ada; Born: 1908/11/7.
  18. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Hazel Matilda Ashdown
    Grave marker transcription:
    Hazel Matilda Ashdown     July 15, 1911 - June 27, 1915     Daughter of Frank [?] Margaret.

Minerva Mabel Ashdown1

F, #7064, b. 9 May 1896
Father*John James Ashdown2,3,1,4 b. 18 Apr 1861, d. 4 Dec 1931
Mother*Anna Cawthra2,1,4 b. 8 May 1866, d. 1 Apr 1931
Last Edited5 Mar 2017
     Minerva was born on 9 May 1896 in Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Birth Registration 023272.1,4
     She also went by the name of Mabel.3,2

Census Data

     Mabel Ashdown appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario in the household of her parents, John Ashdown and Anna Ashdown.5
     Mable M Ashdown appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Moose Jaw No. 161, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, John Ashdown and Anna Ashdown.4

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Minerva Mabel Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62 - Ashdown Families. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S2084] John Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townshihps 21, 22 etc., Moose Jaw district, Saskatchewan; Page: 1; Family: 7, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S2083] John Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6483.

Howard Carl Ashdown1

M, #7072, b. 18 September 1917, d. 25 August 1997
Father*Newman Vine Ashdown2,3,1 b. 23 Mar 1868, d. 1 Jul 1954
Mother*Hannah Martha Labrash2,3,1 b. Nov 1882, d. 1943
Last Edited4 Jul 2019
     Howard was born on 18 September 1917 near Asquith, in Saskatchewan, CanadaG.2,1 He died on 25 August 1997 in Fort Nelson General Hospital, Fort Nelson, British Columbia, CanadaG, at age 79 according to BC Death Registration 1997-09-017678.1 The informant on his death registration was his son, His parents were identified as Newman Vine Ashdown and Martha Lebrash (sic).1 Howard Carl Ashdown was buried on 29 August 1997 in Fort Nelson Cemetery, Fort Nelson, British Columbia, CanadaG.1

     He also went by the name of Dick.3

Citations

  1. [S8883] Howard Carl Ashdown, Death Registration 1997-09-017678 (Aug 25, 1997), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Howard Carl Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Howard Carl.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62 - at Asquith between 1905 and 1919. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.

Hannah Martha Labrash1,2,3,4,5

F, #7073, b. November 1882, d. 1943
Father*John Labrash6,7 b. c 1854, d. b 31 Mar 1901
Mother*Lucinda A French6,7 b. 24 Mar 1850
Last Edited12 Nov 2018
     Hannah was born in November 1882 in Ferrie Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG.6,8 Hannah married Newman Vine Ashdown on 16 February 1898 in Ryerson Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 011563. He was Baptist and she was Roman Catholic.2,9,8,7 She died in 1943.10
     Hannah Martha Labrash was listed as a witness to the marriage of Franklin Laroque Ashdown and Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford on 1 July 1896 in Ryerson Twp., Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG; according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008391.11,12,13,14,15,16,17 In the death registration of Howard Carl Ashdown who died on 25 August 1997, Martha Lebrash (sic) was identified as his mother.18

Census Data

     Vine Ashdown and Martha appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. Vine was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Briden, Newman, Zilla, Himan and Hattley? were listed as living with them.8

Family

Newman Vine Ashdown b. 23 Mar 1868, d. 1 Jul 1954
Children

Citations

  1. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  2. [S429] Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3, online unknown url, #011562-98. Hereinafter cited as Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: John Newman Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Herman Forest Ashdown.
  5. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Zilla Lucinda Ashdown.
  6. [S429] Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3, online unknown url, #011562-98 (Parry Sound Dist.): Newman Vine ASHDOWN, 29, farmer, Minesing?, Ryerson, s/o John Cooper ASHDOWN & Margaret DOCKSTADER, married Hannah Martha LABRASH, 16, Ferrie, same, d/o John LABASH & Lucinda A. FRIENCK?, witn: James W. LABRASH of Ferrie & Annie L. ASHDOWN of Ryerson, 10 Feb 1898 at Ryerson.
  7. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Newman Vine Ashdown & Hannah Martha Labrash.
  8. [S2721] Vine Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 24 to 36, Saskatoon (rural census district), Saskatchewan; Page 10; Family: 101, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Year's of birth are difficult to read, and I will not consider them reliable.
  9. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Newman Vine Ashdown & Hannah Martha Labrash. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  10. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  11. [S1104] Ontario Vital Statistics Project, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm, 8391-96 - Franklin ASHDOWN, 24, farmer, Barrie, Ryerson, s/o John C. & Margaret, married Margaret Lucy Louise CRAWFORD, 18, McKenzie, same, d/o William & Lucy, witn: Newman Vine ASHDOWN of Ryerson & Hannah North LEBRASH of McKenzie, 1 July 1896 at Ryerson
    http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/musk96.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ontario Vital Statistics Project.
  12. [S2728] Frank Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page: 3; Family:29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.
  13. [S262] Genealogical Research Library, online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy L Crawford.
  14. [S2720] Frank Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 34 to 36, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 10; Family: 100, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Year's of birth are difficult to read, and I will not consider them reliable.
  15. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford.
  16. [S5077] Franklin Ashdown household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 9; Family No: 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  17. [S5079] Frankland Ashdown household, 1 June 1921 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hazel Dell, McKenzie, Saskatchewan; Page 8, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  18. [S8883] Howard Carl Ashdown, Death Registration 1997-09-017678 (Aug 25, 1997), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Howard Carl Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Howard Carl.
  19. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: James Briden Ashdown.
  20. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 62 - at Asquith between 1905 and 1919.

Ellen Danielson1,2,3,4

F, #7075, b. 1914, d. 1 July 1999
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Ellen was born in 1914.5 Ellen married Rev. John Melvin Wheeler on 30 November 1945.2,5
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: Rev John Wheeler.3 She died on 1 July 1999 in a car accident near Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, CanadaG.3 Ellen Wheeler was buried on 6 July 1999 in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.3,5
Asquith Cemetery
Rev. John and Ellen Wheeler

     In the obituary of Evelyn Rice who died 7 May 1995, her sister-in-law, Ellen Wheeler was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Frances Wheeler who died 20 May 1995, her sister-in-law, Ellen Wheeler was listed as a survivor.7
     In the obituary of Rev. John Melvin Wheeler who died 25 March 1999, his wife, Ellen Wheeler was listed as a survivor.2

Family

Rev. John Melvin Wheeler b. 1914, d. 25 Mar 1999
Marriage*Ellen married Rev. John Melvin Wheeler on 30 November 1945.2,5 

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 343. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S372] Deaths: John Melvin Wheeler, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, March 29, 1999, Page D1 viewed at Saskaoon Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S1022] Obituary - Ellen Wheeler, Obituary -- Wheeler, Ellen, Probably Saskatoon Star Phoenix, 1999.
  4. [S1023] John M & Ellen Wheeler Digital Photo of Gravemarker, 101_0193 - J & E Wheeler, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Photographed by Rick Moffat, Sept. 13, 2004,
    WHEELER
    Rev. John
    1914-1999
    Married Nov 30, 1945
    Ellen 1914-1999
    Together Forever.
  5. [S1023] John M & Ellen Wheeler Digital Photo of Gravemarker, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Wheeler, Rev. John and Ellen.
  6. [S9589] Deaths: Rice, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 9, 1995, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Evelyn Rice née Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S432] Deaths: Wheeler, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 24, 1995, Page 27, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Frances Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Russell Walter Rice1,2,3,4

M, #7076, b. 29 December 1910, d. 25 January 1994
Father*Walter James Rice1 b. 8 Nov 1889, d. 12 Sep 1973
Mother*Jessie Sutherland Nesbit1 b. 18 Feb 1885, d. 8 Dec 1961
Last Edited8 May 2019
     Russell was born on 29 December 1910 in Saskatchewan, CanadaG.1 Russell married Evelyn Wheeler in 1935.1 He died on 25 January 1994 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CanadaG, at age 83.2 Russell Walter Rice was buried on 28 January 1994 in Asquith Cemetery, Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, CanadaG.2

     In the obituary of Jessie Sutherland Nesbit who died 8 December 1961, Jessie's son, Russell W Rice was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Evelyn Rice who died 7 May 1995, her husband, Russell Rice was listed as predeceased.6
     In the obituary of Frances Wheeler who died 20 May 1995, her brother-in-law, Russell Rice was listed as predeceased.7
     In the obituary of Gordon Haydon Rice who died 5 August 2006, Russell Walter Rice was listed as predeceased.8

Family

Evelyn Wheeler b. c 1910, d. 7 May 1995
Marriage*Russell married Evelyn Wheeler in 1935.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 274ff - Walter Rice, and & page 342ff - Alfred Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S427] Deaths - Rice, Russell, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 27, 1994, C1 viewed at Estelle Moffat's Scrapbook,. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
  3. [S552] Deaths - Rice, Walter James, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Sept 14, 1973, 30 viewed at Estelle Moffat's Scrapbook,. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
  4. [S428] Arthur R Rice, online unknown url, Arthur R Rice (Nepean, ON), downloaded downloaded Jan 1, 2001.
  5. [S1383] Deaths - Rice, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 9, 1961, Page 25, column viewed at Google News Archive,, Deaths Jessie Rice (see one column to the right of the linked heading). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S9589] Deaths: Rice, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 9, 1995, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Evelyn Rice née Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S432] Deaths: Wheeler, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 24, 1995, Page 27, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Frances Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  8. [S2707] RICE - Gordon Hayden, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Aug 9 2006, D2 viewed at www.legacy.com,, Obituary: Gordon Haydon Rice. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 274ff - Walter Rice.

Emma Maria Boadway1

F, #7077, b. 14 October 1864
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Emma was born on 14 October 1864 in Ontario, CanadaG.2,3 Emma married William George Ashdown on 15 July 1885 in Doe Lake, Parry Sound District, Ontario, CanadaG, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 007562.4,2,3,1
     Emma Maria Boadway and William George Ashdown were charter members of Asquith Baptist Church, organized on 6 February 1906.5
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Journal 19 July 1935 :
Golden Wedding Event In North
Mr. and Mrs. William G. j Ashdown Married at i Parry Sound in 1885
GRANDE PRAIRIE. Alta.. July 19
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Ashdown yesterday celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Baxter.

On July 15, 1885. Mr. Ashdown married Miss Emma Maria Boadway at Doe Lake in the Parry Sound district of Ontario.

Twenty years later they moved with their family to Asquith and subsequently to Tisdale. Sask., where they continued to reside until the summer of 1933, when they came north to live with their daughter.

Mr. Ashdown has devoted the greater part of his life to the service of his church, a work he still carries on.

One son, Gordon Ashdown, is pastor of Hillhurst Baptist church in Calgary; another son. Newman Vine Ashdown, is in the Baptist church mission field work; another, James, is at Clelan, Sask., and a fourth son is at Porcupine Plains, Sask. One daughter, Mrs. J. Lester (sic) resides at Eldersley, Sask.

Service was held Monday in McLaurin Baptist church to celebrate their golden wedding.1

Census Data

     William Ashdown and Emma Maria appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Muskoka and Parry Sound District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. William was. Their children Earnest, Olive, George, Newman and Aurther were listed as living with them.2
     William Ashdown and Emma Maria appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. William was enumerated as a Baptist and a Farmer. Their children Ernest, George, Vine, Arthur, Gordon and Pearl were listed as living with them.3

Family

William George Ashdown b. 20 Sep 1863, d. c 29 Jan 1944
Children

Citations

  1. [S8875] Golden Wedding Event In North, The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, Jul 19, 1935, Page 18, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Golden Wedding: William G Ashdown & Emma Maria Boadway. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  2. [S2724] William Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page 3, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.
  3. [S2719] William Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 34 to 36, Saskatoon (rural), Saskatchewan; Page: 18; Family: 185, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  4. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch prvide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., William George Ashdown & Emma M Boadway.
  5. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 34: Asquith Baptist Church by Frances Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  6. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 62: Ashdown Families.