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William Ashton

William Ashton, American civil engineer. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Geography Society.

Background

  • Ashton, William was born on February 2, 1860 in at Salem, New York, United States. Son of Michael Kerr and Jeannette (McNab) Ashton.

  • Education

    • Educated Washington Academy, Salem, New York.

    Career

    • Chainman to assistant engineer on different rys., 1881-1887. Div. engineer U.P. R.R., Denver, 1887-1900. Resident engineer, 1900-1904, chief engineer, May 1, 1904-June 1, 1911, Oregon Short Line R.R., with jurisdiction over S.P. lines east of Sparks, Nevada.

      Consulting engineer Utah Light & Railway Company, March 1, 1907-June 1, 1911. Consulting engineer, Salt Lake City, since June 1, 1911.

    Membership

    Member American Society of Civil Engineers, National Geography Society.

    Connections

    • Married Ella E. Thompson, of Howells, New York, October, 1893.
    • father: Michael Kerr Ashton
    • mother: Jeannette (McNab) Ashton
    • spouse: Ella E. Thompson
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    Born February 2, 1860
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