Frederick Henry Ashton

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Frederick Henry Ashton

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Death: Died
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Son of Richard Henry Ashton and Mary Ann Ashton
Husband of Gertrude Ashton
Father of Stanley Lawrence Ashton; Cecil Frederick Ashton and Irene Anderson
Brother of Mary Ellen Reed; Sarah Jane Mintrom; Francis Alice Reed; Margaret Maud Dawson; Annie Smith and 2 others

Occupation: Accountant
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About Frederick Henry Ashton

Frederick Henry had joined the railways in his late teens and by April 1st 1902 was listed as Second Division Class 2 Locomotive Fireman (with 6 years 6 months service). He left the railways shortly afterwards and by early 1903 was storekeeper and postmaster at Peel Forest. He returned to Christchurch about the beginning of 1907 and joined the Trams as a conductor. He and his family lived in his mother's house in Union Street, New Brighton.

Late in November 1908 the Ashton family moved to Sydney but had returned by mid January 1909. He rejoined the Tramways as a conductor but appears to have finally left in February 1910. During 1909 - 1910 the family lived at 25 Barbadoes Street.

He was seriously injured in a tramway accident on the New Brighton line about 2pm on a Saturday, November 15th 1909 (see The Press newspaper clipping) while working as a conductor and ended up in a critical condition in hospital for which he was later compensated the rather large amount of 300 pounds (minus wages earned in the meantime).

Buried at the Ruru Lawn Cemetery in Christchurch - block 9, plot 226.

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Frederick Henry Ashton's Timeline

1877
February 10, 1877
1901
June 13, 1901
Age 24
Peel Forest, New Zealand
1904
1904
Age 26
1905
February 8, 1905
Age 27
1960
September 14, 1960
Age 83
September 16, 1960
Age 83