ASHTON, William J., secretary John Lauer Machine Co.; born, Enfield, Ont., Can., Nov. 28, 1869; son of John
S. and Grace Yoe (Westaway) Ashton; educated in public schools of Enfield, 1874-84; Port Perry High School, 1884-87;
business university, Chatham; married, Detroit, May 8, 1900, Frances M. Westphal (died Mar. 9, 1911); two children:
Ralph C.. and Grace; married, 2d, Detroit, Aug. 28, 1912, Lena Westphal. Began active career as bookkeeper for
John Lauer, manufacturer and contractor of special machinery and tools, 1888, continuing in the position until
1904, when the company was incorporated and be was elected secretary, a position he has since held. Republican.
Member Masonic order, I. O. F. Recreation: fishing. Office: 108-114 St. Antoine St. Residence: 192 Melbourne Ave.
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit
Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Wayne County, Michigan Biographies
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