Second Generation

2. John Walter2 Ashton (John Rake1) was born in Pennsylvania February 1857. John died March 7, 1923 in Columbia Co, Pennsylvania, at 66 years of age. Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery Columbia Co Pennsylvania

He married Eudora Alice Nugent in Columbia Co, Pennsylvania, 1878. Dora was born in Pennsylvania August 5, 1860. Dora died January 10, 1940 in Columbia Co, Pennsylvania, at 79 years of age. Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery Columbia Co Pennsylvania In the 1880 census Berwick, Columbia Co, Pennsylvania page 45, John (age 22) is recorded with Dorah (age 20), Charles (age 1) and Bertha (age 1m). John is a laborer with all births recorded as PA.

In the 1900 census East Fifth Street, Berwick, Columbia Co, Pennsylvania page 122, John (age 42) is recorded with Dorah (age 40), Bertha (age 20), Clara (age 16), Alonzo (age 13), Florence (age 7), and Margaret (age 5). John is a laborer with all births recorded as PA. Dorah's father was born in Ireland and mother in Maryland. They have been married for 22 years and have had 9 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

In the 1910 census Salem Twp, Luzerne Co, Pennsylvania page 265, John (age 52), is recorded with his wife Eudora (age 49), Florence (age 17), and Margaret (age 15). They have been married for 31 years and have had 9 children with 5 living at the time of the census. John is an Engineer on a stationary engine.

In the 1920 census 519 fourth street, Salem Twp, Luzerne Co, Pennsylvania page 12, J.W. (age 62), is recorded with his wife Eudora (age 59), and Margaret (age 25). J.W. is a machinist in the steel works.

John Walter Ashton and Eudora Alice Nugent had the following children:

child + 6 i. Charles Walter3 Ashton was born February 1879.

child 7 ii. Bertha Jane Ashton was born in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA May 12, 1880. Bertha died February 12, 1959 in Columbia Co, Pennsylvania, at 78 years of age. She married Harry Elmer Sponenberg in Columbia Co, Pennsylvania, about 1903. Harry was born in Briar Creek Twp, Columbia Co, PA January 7, 1877. Harry died 1962 in Columbia Co, Pennsylvania, at 85 years of age.

child 8 iii. Clara E Ashton was born in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA September 1883.

child + 9 iv. Alonzo L Ashton was born April 1888.

child 10 v. Florence L Ashton was born in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA March 1893.

child 11 vi. Margaret P Ashton was born in Berwick, Columbia Co, PA February 1895.

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