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C. A. Ashton

C. A. ASHTON,  grocery dealer, was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., April 24, 1849, and is a son of John Ashton, one of the retired manufacturers and merchants of the borough. In 1850 Mr. Ashton’ s parents came to Sharon, where he grew to manhood, receiving his primary education in the public schools, subsequently taking a commercial course in Iron City College, Pittsburgh, Penn. He clerked for several years, and in 1870 purchased the grocery house of C. N. Prindle & Son, which he has since carried on, and is today one of the leading grocers of Sharon. Mr. Ashton was married May 21, 1871, to Miss Emma E. Bown, of Sharon, who bore him two daughters, Lizzie and Lucy. Mrs. Ashton died June 17, 1878, and March 23, 1882, he was again married, to Miss Mary Morrison, of Sharon. Mr. Ashton is a Republican, a member of the Masonic fraternity, I. O. O. F., K. of P., and K. of G. E. He is agent for the Erie Express Company at Sharon, and is one of the progressive, enterprising young business men of the town.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 705

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