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William Ashton

civil engineer.

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