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Charles Sumner Ashley

Charles Sumner Ashley, American mayor. Member City Council, New Bedford, 1884-1887, alderman, 1887-1888, postmaster, 1894-1896; Mason (K.T.).

Background

  • Ashley, Charles Sumner was born on September 5, 1858 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joshua B. and Susan (Sanderson) Ashley.

  • Education

    • Student Friends’ Academy, New Bedford.

    Career

    • Member City Council, New Bedford, 1884-1887, alderman, 1887-1888, postmaster, 1894-1896. Mayor of New Bedford. 1891-1894, and almost continuously from 1897-1923, then 1927-1932, 1935-1937.

      On school committee, New Bedford, 1923-1926. Partner Charles S. Ashley & Sons Company, insurance. Vice president Safe Deposit National Bank.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member City Council, New Bedford, 1884-1887, alderman, 1887-1888, postmaster, 1894-1896. Mason (K.T.).

    Connections

    • Married Annie B. Luce, November 13, 1879 (died June 6, 1890).; married second, Julia A. Purrington, February 17, 1892 (died April. Children: R. Eugene, Charles S., Hannah B.
    • father: Joshua B. Ashley
    • mother: Susan (Sanderson) Ashley
    • spouses: Annie B. Luce
    • Julia A. Purrington
    • children: R. Eugene Ashley
    • Charles S. Ashley
    • Hannah B Ashley
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    Died February 6, 1941
    (aged 82)
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