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Charles Sumner Ashley

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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.

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