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William Harwood Ashton (1845–1933)

Mr. William Harwood Ashton, who had been ailing for some time, passed away yesterday morning at the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. McCausland. The late Mr. Ashton, who was a retired master butcher, was born at Bidford, Devonshire, England, 88 years ago, and came to Queensland on the sailing ship Superb in 1873. He commenced business in Mackay, and later went to Townsville, where he remained for about three years, when he sold out and came to Brisbane. Here he built up a very large business, having at one time about 15 shops, slaughter yards, and resting paddocks. His wife predeceased him in 1917, and he retired in 1923. The late Mr. Ashton leaves one son, Arthur Harwood Ashton, and two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Jensen and Mrs. L. J. McCausland. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock this afternoon, to the Toowong cemetery.

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Bideford, Devon, England


23 March, 1933 (aged ~ 88)
Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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