John James Ashdown1,2,3,4,5

M, #7062, b. 18 April 1861, d. 4 December 1931
Father*John Cooper Ashdown3,6 b. 6 Oct 1829, d. 26 Jun 1892
Mother*Marguerite M Docksteader3,6 b. 15 Jan 1832, d. 14 Nov 1904
Last Edited1 Feb 2019
     He was born on 18 April 1861 in Vaughan Twp., York County, Canada West, United Province of Canada.3,7,4,5,6 John married Annie Cawthra on 23 April 1884 in Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 006825.3,7,4,8
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: William Ashdown and Mary Cawthra. His parent(s) were listed as John Ashdown and Margaret Ashdown. Her parent(s) were listed as Joseph Cawthra and Mary Ann Cawthra.3

     He died on 4 December 1931 at age 70.5 John James Ashdown was buried in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.5
     He also went by the name of Jack.
     In the obituary of Anna Ashdown who died 1 April 1931, her husband, J J Ashdown was listed as a survivor.9 In the death registration of Joseph Cawthra Ashdown who died on 30 May 1978, James Ashdown was identified as his father.10

Census Data

     John Ashdown appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Ashdown and Margret Ashdown.6
     John Ashdown and Anna appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. John was enumerated as a Tanner.. Their children Josepheen, Pauline, James, Beatries, Mabel and Cathirine were listed as living with them.7
     John Ashdown and Anna appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Moose Jaw No. 161, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. John was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Beatrice V, Mable M, Chatherine W., Ira John, Rose A J and Joseph C were listed as living with them.4

Family

Anna Cawthra b. 8 May 1866, d. 1 Apr 1931
MarWitReg
     Other information from their marriage registration and/or news article about their wedding:
The registration listed the following official witnesses: William Ashdown and Mary Cawthra. His parent(s) were listed as John Ashdown and Margaret Ashdown. Her parent(s) were listed as Joseph Cawthra and Mary Ann Cawthra.3
 
Marriage* John married Annie Cawthra on 23 April 1884 in Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 006825.3,7,4,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., John James Ashdown & Annie Cawthra; Witnesses: William Ashdown and Mary Cawthra, both of Ryerson.
  4. [S2084] John Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townshihps 21, 22 etc., Moose Jaw district, Saskatchewan; Page: 1; Family: 7, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., John James Ashdown.
  6. [S6684] John Ashdown household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 46; Family No: 238, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13244.
  7. [S2083] John Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6483.
  8. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: Anna Cawthra Ashdown.
  9. [S9140] Mrs. Ashdown Dies, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Apr 2, 1931, Page 3, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Anna Ashdown of Asquith. Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  10. [S8878] Joseph Cawthra Ashdown, Death Registration 1978-09-008602 (May 30, 1978), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Joseph Cawthra Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Joseph Cawthra.
  11. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Mary Margaret Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  12. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Josephine Nancy Ashdown.
  13. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Pauline Anna Ashdown.
  14. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Francis James Ashdown.
  15. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Agnes Elizabeth Ashdown.
  16. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Beatrice Victoria Ashdown.
  17. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 62 - Ashdown Families.
  18. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Minerva Mabel Ashdown.
  19. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Katharine Wilhemina Ashdown.
  20. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: John Ira Ashdown.
  21. [S7441] Ira John Ashdown, Death Registration 56-09-004694 (Apr 17, 1956), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Ira John.

Franklin Laroque Ashdown1,2,3,4

M, #7063, b. 15 August 1871, d. 14 September 1948
Father*John Cooper Ashdown2,3,5 b. 6 Oct 1829, d. 26 Jun 1892
Mother*Marguerite M Docksteader2,3,5 b. 15 Jan 1832, d. 14 Nov 1904
Last Edited8 Mar 2020
     He was born on 15 August 1871 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.6,7,5,8 Alternatively, he was born in August 1872 in Ontario, Canada, according to the 1911 census.9,4 Franklin married Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford on 1 July 1896 in Burk's Falls, Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008391.10,6,11,3,9,4,7,8
     He died on 14 September 1948 in Wadena Hospital, Wadena, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 77.2,12,8 Franklin Laroque Ashdown was buried in Invermay Cemetery, RM of Invermay No. 305, Saskatchewan, Canada.8,13
     He also went by the name of Frank.9,6 He was also known as Franklin Leroche Ashdown according to a family biographical sketch by two of his children.8

Census Data

     Franklin Ashdown appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Muskoka District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Ashdown and Margret Ashdown.5
     Frank Ashdown and Margaret appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ryerson Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. Frank was enumerated as Church of England and a Farmer. Their children Esther and Rose were listed as living with them. As was his brother-in-law, John Labrash.6
     Frank Ashdown and Margaret appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911.. Their children Esther, Rosie, Norah, Albert, Nina, Harvey and Charlot were listed as living with them.9
     Franklin Ashdown and Margerate Ashdown appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, RM of Perdue No. 346, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Ester, Rosie, Nora, Albert, Nine, Harvey and Charlot were listed as living with them.4
     Frankland Ashdown and Margaret appeared on the 1921 Canadian Census of RM of Hazel Dell No. 335, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1921. Frankland was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Albert, Nine, Harvey and Charlotte were listed as living with them.7

Family

Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford b. 7 Mar 1878, d. 10 May 1949
Marriage*Franklin married Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford on 1 July 1896 in Burk's Falls, Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008391.10,6,11,3,9,4,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  3. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford.
  4. [S5077] Franklin Ashdown household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 9; Family No: 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  5. [S6684] John Ashdown household, April 4, 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Armour & Ryerson, Muskoka District, Ontario; Page: 46; Family No: 238, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13244.
  6. [S2728] Frank Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page: 3; Family:29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.
  7. [S5079] Frankland Ashdown household, 1 June 1921 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hazel Dell, McKenzie, Saskatchewan; Page 8, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  8. [S10474] Rama History Book Committee Invermay, Parkland Trails: Histories of R.M. of Invermay and villages of Invermay and Rama (Regina, Saskatchewan: Focus Publishing Inc., 1986), Page 272: Ashdown, Franklin and Margaret by Harvey Ashdown and Lillian Rediger. Hereinafter cited as Parkland Trails.
  9. [S2720] Frank Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 34 to 36, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 10; Family: 100, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Year's of birth are difficult to read, and I will not consider them reliable.
  10. [S1104] Ontario Vital Statistics Project, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm, 8391-96 - Franklin ASHDOWN, 24, farmer, Barrie, Ryerson, s/o John C. & Margaret, married Margaret Lucy Louise CRAWFORD, 18, McKenzie, same, d/o William & Lucy, witn: Newman Vine ASHDOWN of Ryerson & Hannah North LEBRASH of McKenzie, 1 July 1896 at Ryerson
    http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/musk96.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ontario Vital Statistics Project.
  11. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy L Crawford. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  12. [S5155] "Veterans Death Cards: First World War", Record of death ofveterans who died after discharge; Library and Archives Canada (LAC); Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/… Ashdown, Frank 523065. Hereinafter cited as "Veterans Death Cards: First World War."
  13. [S10092] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Invermay Cemetery: F. L. Ashdown
    Grave marker transcription:
    Father F. L. Ashdown Aug. 1871 - Sep. 1948. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  14. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Esther Lillian Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  15. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Rose Esburn Ashdown.
  16. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Albert Franklin Ashdown.
  17. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Margaret Nenna Ashdown.
  18. [S2710] EHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, online eHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, Ashdown, William Harvey; Born: 1907/1/15. Hereinafter cited as eHealth Sask - Genealogy Index Searches.
  19. [S2710] EHealth Sask - Genealogy Index Searches, online eHealth Saskatchewan - Genealogy Index Searches, Ashdown, Charlotte Ada; Born: 1908/11/7.
  20. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Hazel Matilda Ashdown
    Grave marker transcription:
    Hazel Matilda Ashdown     July 15, 1911 - June 27, 1915     Daughter of Frank [?] Margaret.
  21. [S10541] Asquith Locals, Saskatoon Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 03 Jul 1915, Page 4, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death of Frank Ashdown's daughter. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Phoenix.

Minerva Mabel Ashdown1

F, #7064, b. 9 May 1896
Father*John James Ashdown2,3,1,4 b. 18 Apr 1861, d. 4 Dec 1931
Mother*Anna Cawthra2,1,4 b. 8 May 1866, d. 1 Apr 1931
Last Edited5 Mar 2017
     She was born on 9 May 1896 in Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 023272.1,4
     She also went by the name of Mabel.3,2

Census Data

     Mabel Ashdown appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario in the household of her parents, John Ashdown and Anna Ashdown.5
     Mable M Ashdown appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Moose Jaw No. 161, Saskatchewan in the household of her parents, John Ashdown and Anna Ashdown.4

Citations

  1. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Minerva Mabel Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62 - Ashdown Families. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  4. [S2084] John Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townshihps 21, 22 etc., Moose Jaw district, Saskatchewan; Page: 1; Family: 7, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S2083] John Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Schedule 1, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) T-6483.

Howard Carl Ashdown1

M, #7072, b. 18 September 1917, d. 25 August 1997
Father*Newman Vine Ashdown2,3,1 b. 23 Mar 1868, d. 1 Jul 1954
Mother*Hannah Martha Labrash2,3,1 b. Nov 1882, d. 1943
Last Edited4 Jul 2019
     He was born on 18 September 1917 near Asquith, in Saskatchewan, Canada.2,1
     He died on 25 August 1997 in Fort Nelson General Hospital, Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, at age 79 according to BC Death Registration 1997-09-017678.1 The informant on his death registration was his son.1 Howard Carl Ashdown was buried on 29 August 1997 in Fort Nelson Cemetery, Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada.1
     He also went by the name of Dick.3

Citations

  1. [S8883] Howard Carl Ashdown, Death Registration 1997-09-017678 (Aug 25, 1997), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Howard Carl Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Howard Carl.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62 - at Asquith between 1905 and 1919. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.

Hannah Martha Labrash1,2,3,4,5

F, #7073, b. November 1882, d. 1943
Father*John Labrash6,7 b. c 1854, d. b 31 Mar 1901
Mother*Lucinda A French6,7 b. 24 Mar 1850
Last Edited12 Nov 2018
     She was born in November 1882 in Ferrie Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.6,8 Hannah married Newman Vine Ashdown on 16 February 1898 in Ryerson Twp., Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 011563. He was Baptist and she was Roman Catholic.2,9,8,7
     She died in 1943.10
     Hannah Martha Labrash was listed as a witness to the marriage of Franklin Laroque Ashdown and Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford on 1 July 1896 in Burk's Falls, Ryerson Twp., District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada; according to Ontario Marriage Registration 008391.11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 In the death registration of Howard Carl Ashdown who died on 25 August 1997, Martha Lebrash (sic) was identified as his mother.19

Census Data

     Vine Ashdown and Martha appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. Vine was enumerated as a farmer. Their children Briden, Newman, Zilla, Himan and Hattley? were listed as living with them.8

Family

Newman Vine Ashdown b. 23 Mar 1868, d. 1 Jul 1954
Children

Citations

  1. [S250] Letter from Rod Rousell (Asquith, SK) to Rick Moffat, Jan. 13, 1999; Rick Moffat Personal Papers (Mesa, Arizona, USA). Rod was responding to my request for sorting out Marguarite's relationship to Frank, William and Jack Ashdown.
  2. [S429] Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3, online unknown url, #011562-98. Hereinafter cited as Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3.
  3. [S1443] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: John Newman Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  4. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Herman Forest Ashdown.
  5. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: Zilla Lucinda Ashdown.
  6. [S429] Marriages 1898 - 1899 Part 3, online unknown url, #011562-98 (Parry Sound Dist.): Newman Vine ASHDOWN, 29, farmer, Minesing?, Ryerson, s/o John Cooper ASHDOWN & Margaret DOCKSTADER, married Hannah Martha LABRASH, 16, Ferrie, same, d/o John LABASH & Lucinda A. FRIENCK?, witn: James W. LABRASH of Ferrie & Annie L. ASHDOWN of Ryerson, 10 Feb 1898 at Ryerson.
  7. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., Newman Vine Ashdown & Hannah Martha Labrash.
  8. [S2721] Vine Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 24 to 36, Saskatoon (rural census district), Saskatchewan; Page 10; Family: 101, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Year's of birth are difficult to read, and I will not consider them reliable.
  9. [S262] Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Newman Vine Ashdown & Hannah Martha Labrash. Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Research Library.
  10. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 62. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  11. [S1104] Ontario Vital Statistics Project, online http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/thisisit.htm, 8391-96 - Franklin ASHDOWN, 24, farmer, Barrie, Ryerson, s/o John C. & Margaret, married Margaret Lucy Louise CRAWFORD, 18, McKenzie, same, d/o William & Lucy, witn: Newman Vine ASHDOWN of Ryerson & Hannah North LEBRASH of McKenzie, 1 July 1896 at Ryerson
    http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/musk96.htm. Hereinafter cited as Ontario Vital Statistics Project.
  12. [S2728] Frank Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page: 3; Family:29, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.
  13. [S262] Genealogical Research Library, online Genealogical Research Library (Subscription Required), Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy L Crawford.
  14. [S1444] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: Franklin Ashdown & Margaret Lucy Louise Crawford.
  15. [S2720] Frank Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 34 to 36, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page 10; Family: 100, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), Year's of birth are difficult to read, and I will not consider them reliable.
  16. [S5077] Franklin Ashdown household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Perdue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 9; Family No: 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  17. [S5079] Frankland Ashdown household, 1 June 1921 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Hazel Dell, McKenzie, Saskatchewan; Page 8, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  18. [S10474] Rama History Book Committee Invermay, Parkland Trails: Histories of R.M. of Invermay and villages of Invermay and Rama (Regina, Saskatchewan: Focus Publishing Inc., 1986), Page 272: Ashdown, Franklin and Margaret by Harvey Ashdown and Lillian Rediger. Hereinafter cited as Parkland Trails.
  19. [S8883] Howard Carl Ashdown, Death Registration 1997-09-017678 (Aug 25, 1997), Royal BC Museum - Genealogy Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, BC Death Registration: Howard Carl Ashdown. Hereinafter cited as BC Death Registration - Ashdown, Howard Carl.
  20. [S1443] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name: James Briden Ashdown.
  21. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 62 - at Asquith between 1905 and 1919.

Ellen Danielson1,2,3,4

F, #7075, b. 1914, d. 1 July 1999
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born in 1914.5 Ellen married Rev. John Melvin Wheeler on 30 November 1945.2,5
     She died on 1 July 1999 in a car accident near Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada.3
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Predeceased: Rev John Wheeler.3 Ellen Wheeler was buried on 6 July 1999 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.3,5
Asquith Cemetery
Rev. John and Ellen Wheeler

     In the obituary of Evelyn Rice who died 7 May 1995, her sister-in-law, Ellen Wheeler was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Frances Wheeler who died 20 May 1995, her sister-in-law, Ellen Wheeler was listed as a survivor.7
     In the obituary of Rev. John Melvin Wheeler who died 25 March 1999, his wife, Ellen Wheeler was listed as a survivor.2
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Saskatoon StarPhoenix published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 5 July 1999 :
WHEELER - Ellen age 85 years of Saskatoon, passed away suddenly on July 1, 1999. She leaves behind her only son Dale (Karen) Wheeler of Three Hills, AB and many relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Rev. John Wheeler. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday. July 6,1999 at 2:00 p.m. from Fairmont Baptist Church, 3333 Fairmont Drive, Saskatoon, SK, with Rev. Steve Skoworodko officiating. Interment will take place in the Asquith Cemetery. Arrangements are in care of MARTENS WARMAN FUNERAL HOME, Warman, SK. (934-4888).
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.3

Family

Rev. John Melvin Wheeler b. 1914, d. 25 Mar 1999
Marriage*Ellen married Rev. John Melvin Wheeler on 30 November 1945.2,5 

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 343. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S372] Deaths: John Melvin Wheeler, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, March 29, 1999, Page D1 viewed at Saskaoon Public Library. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  3. [S1022] Obituary - Ellen Wheeler, Obituary -- Wheeler, Ellen, Probably Saskatoon Star Phoenix, 1999.
  4. [S1023] John M & Ellen Wheeler Digital Photo of Gravemarker, 101_0193 - J & E Wheeler, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Photographed by Rick Moffat, Sept. 13, 2004,
    WHEELER
    Rev. John
    1914-1999
    Married Nov 30, 1945
    Ellen 1914-1999
    Together Forever.
  5. [S1023] John M & Ellen Wheeler Digital Photo of Gravemarker, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA, Wheeler, Rev. John and Ellen.
  6. [S9589] Deaths: Rice, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 9, 1995, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Evelyn Rice née Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S432] Deaths: Wheeler, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 24, 1995, Page 27, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Frances Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.

Russell Walter Rice1,2,3,4

M, #7076, b. 29 December 1910, d. 25 January 1994
Father*Walter James Rice1 b. 8 Nov 1889, d. 12 Sep 1973
Mother*Jessie Sutherland Nesbit1 b. 18 Feb 1885, d. 8 Dec 1961
Last Edited8 May 2019
     He was born on 29 December 1910 in Saskatchewan, Canada.1 Russell married Evelyn Wheeler in 1935.1
     He died on 25 January 1994 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 83.2 Russell Walter Rice was buried on 28 January 1994 in Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.2
     In the obituary of Jessie Sutherland Nesbit who died 8 December 1961, Jessie's son, Russell W Rice was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Evelyn Rice who died 7 May 1995, her husband, Russell Rice was listed as predeceased.6
     In the obituary of Frances Wheeler who died 20 May 1995, her brother-in-law, Russell Rice was listed as predeceased.7
     In the obituary of Gordon Haydon Rice who died 5 August 2006, Russell Walter Rice was listed as predeceased.8

Family

Evelyn Wheeler b. c 1910, d. 7 May 1995
Marriage*Russell married Evelyn Wheeler in 1935.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 274ff - Walter Rice, and & page 342ff - Alfred Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  2. [S427] Deaths - Rice, Russell, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Jan 27, 1994, C1 viewed at Estelle Moffat's Scrapbook. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
  3. [S552] Deaths - Rice, Walter James, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Sept 14, 1973, 30 viewed at Estelle Moffat's Scrapbook. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star Phoenix.
  4. [S428] Arthur R Rice, online unknown url, Arthur R Rice (Nepean, ON), downloaded downloaded Jan 1, 2001.
  5. [S1383] Deaths - Rice, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Dec 9, 1961, Page 25, column viewed at Google News Archive, Deaths Jessie Rice (see one column to the right of the linked heading). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.
  6. [S9589] Deaths: Rice, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 9, 1995, Page 17, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Evelyn Rice née Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S432] Deaths: Wheeler, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK, May 24, 1995, Page 27, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Frances Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  8. [S2707] RICE - Gordon Hayden, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, Aug 9 2006, D2 viewed at www.legacy.com, Obituary: Gordon Haydon Rice. Hereinafter cited as Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
  9. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 274ff - Walter Rice.

Emma Maria Boadway1

F, #7077, b. 14 October 1864
Father*George Boadway2
Mother*Hannah (?)2
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     She was born on 14 October 1864 in Ontario, Canada.3,4 Emma married William George Ashdown on 15 July 1885 in Doe Lake, District of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Marriage Registration 007562.2,3,4,1
     Emma Maria Boadway and William George Ashdown were charter members of Asquith Baptist Church, organized on 6 February 1906.5
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Journal 19 July 1935 :
Golden Wedding Event In North
Mr. and Mrs. William G. j Ashdown Married at i Parry Sound in 1885
GRANDE PRAIRIE. Alta.. July 19
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Ashdown yesterday celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Baxter.

On July 15, 1885. Mr. Ashdown married Miss Emma Maria Boadway at Doe Lake in the Parry Sound district of Ontario.

Twenty years later they moved with their family to Asquith and subsequently to Tisdale. Sask., where they continued to reside until the summer of 1933, when they came north to live with their daughter.

Mr. Ashdown has devoted the greater part of his life to the service of his church, a work he still carries on.

One son, Gordon Ashdown, is pastor of Hillhurst Baptist church in Calgary; another son. Newman Vine Ashdown, is in the Baptist church mission field work; another, James, is at Clelan, Sask., and a fourth son is at Porcupine Plains, Sask. One daughter, Mrs. J. Lester (sic) resides at Eldersley, Sask.

Service was held Monday in McLaurin Baptist church to celebrate their golden wedding.1

Census Data

     William Ashdown and Emma Maria appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Muskoka and Parry Sound District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901.. Their children Earnest, Olive, George, Newman and Aurther were listed as living with them.3
     William Ashdown and Emma Maria appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. William was enumerated as a Baptist and a Farmer. Their children Ernest, George, Vine, Arthur, Gordon and Pearl were listed as living with them.4

Family

William George Ashdown b. 20 Sep 1863, d. c 29 Jan 1944
Children

Citations

  1. [S8875] Golden Wedding Event In North, The Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB, Jul 19, 1935, Page 18, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Golden Wedding: William G Ashdown & Emma Maria Boadway. Hereinafter cited as Edmonton Journal.
  2. [S1444] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., William George Ashdown & Emma M Boadway.
  3. [S2724] William Ashdown household, Mar 31, 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ryerson, Muskoka & Parry Sound, Ontario; Page 3, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6493.
  4. [S2719] William Ashdown household, Jun 5, 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Townships 34 to 36, Saskatoon (rural), Saskatchewan; Page: 18; Family: 185, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  5. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 34: Asquith Baptist Church by Frances Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  6. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 62: Ashdown Families.

George Ashdown Baxter1

M, #7080, b. 4 May 1934, d. 21 August 2019
Father*John Maxwell Baxter2,1 d. a 1981
Mother*Annie Pearl Ashdown3,1 b. Feb 1904, d. 24 Nov 1973
Last Edited2 Jun 2020
     He was born on 4 May 1934 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.1 George married Ethel Snider in July 1954.1
     He died on 21 August 2019 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, at age 85.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary.1
     George Ashdown Baxter was Minister of First Baptist Church, and later Minister Emeritus from 1978 to 2005 in Regina, Saskatchewan.4,5,6
     The following obituary appeared in the newspaper the Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan 31 August 2019 :
BAXTER, George Ashdown
     Born - May 4, 1934 - Grande Prairie, AB Died - August 21, 2019 - Regina, SK
     George passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2019. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, who impacted the many lives he touched.
     George was born to parents, John Maxwell and Annie Pearl Baxter and had a loving and happy childhood, alongside his three brothers, John, Gordon, and David and sister Betty. After marrying Ethel Snider in July of 1954 and moving to the United States, he embarked on the journey of completing his B.A. and B.D. (Northwestern) and M.A. (Princeton), before returning home to Canada. He completed his Ph.D. in San Francisco in 1980.
     Before settling in as Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Regina, Dad began his career as Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Regina, continuing on to Altadore Baptist Church in Calgary and Trinity Baptist in Vancouver. Dad had a long and rich career that encompassed many areas of interest, including raising funds for a complete restoration of the church, the construction of the Youth Centre and Seniors Centre, First Baptist Place. He served the community by sitting on the school board for many years, volunteering with Cable Regina, co-hosting a radio show with CBC, continuously contributing to publications, lecturing at a myriad of universities, and serving on various committees throughout the city.
     George came without judgement and was charismatic, caring, and loving. Any time of the day or night George was there; he truly cared for everyone.
     George is survived by daughter Rhonda; son Richard (Corinne); granddaughter Jacqueline, and grandson Daniel; brother David; and sister Betty. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Ethel; and brothers, John and Gordon.
     Celebration of Life will be held at First Baptist Church, 2241 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Hotel Saskatchewan. Inurnment in Riverside Memorial Park.
     The family wishes to express their most grateful thanks to many special friends, you know who you are, and to Dr. Bester who has been an exceptional doctor and an extraordinary friend. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com .
Do not publish this since it is probably covered by copyright.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper the Leader-Post published in Regina, Saskatchewan, 31 August 2019 .1

Family

Ethel Snider
Marriage*George married Ethel Snider in July 1954.1 

Citations

  1. [S10907] Obituaries: Baxter, The Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan, 31 AUg 2019, Page B10, column 2 & 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, George Ashdown Baxter. Hereinafter cited as Leader-Post.
  2. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, compiler, Asquith Record, The (Box 160, Asquith SK, S0K 0J0: The Asquith and District Historical Society, 1982), Page 65: Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Baxter. Hereinafter cited as Asquith Record.
  3. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 65: Rev. and Mrs. J M Baxter.
  4. [S7] Asquith Historical Society, Asquith Record, Page 65; Rev. and Mrs. J M Baxter.
  5. [S1024] First Baptist Church Regina, online http://firstbap.sasktelwebsite.net/history.htm#EIGHT, Years of Decline - The '60s and '70s

    The '60s and '70s were difficult years for the Church. Membership was not growing. Families were moving to newly established churches. Sunday School attendance was failing due to a lack of younger families. There were fewer baptisms than funerals. In spite of the generally depressing state of the ministry, the Church still possessed a core of people who continued to cast their hopes for witness within the body of First Baptist. In 1978, Rev. George Baxter was called to be our senior minister, and a new spirit was sensed. A new philosophy of ministry was accepted by the congregation, the declining decades of the '60s and '70s ended, and growth began. Major changes were in store for First Baptist as it headed into the '80s with new leadership, and a new vision for ministry.

    Growth - The '80s

    Sensing a potential if néeds could be properly met, Rev. Baxter found the leadership open to his insistence that an Associate Pastor for Youth be engaged within a year. In July, 1979, the Rev. Gary Nelson became our Minister of Christian Education. Change began. Young people became active and involved and the attendance Sunday mornings grew. The evening service was resurrected, and was attractive to both younger and older adults.
    . Hereinafter cited as FBC, Regina.
  6. [S1025] Canadian Baptists of Western Canada - Our Churches, online Canadian Baptists of Western Canada - Our Churches, REGINA, First Baptist Church
    2241 Victoria Avenue Ph: (306) 359-1450
    Regina, SK fax: (306) 352-3338
    S4P 0S4 e-mail address
    Rev. John Nelson (Associate) www.firstbaptistregina.ca
    Rev. Henry Friesen (Associate)
    Pastor Jennifer Dietrich (Family Ministries)
    Dr. George Baxter (Minister Emeritus)
    (viewed Feb 4, 2005)
    . Hereinafter cited as Canadian Baptists of Western Canada - Our Churches.