Biography of John W. Ashley
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Ashley, John W., Buffalo, was born at Camden, N. Y., May 21, 1852. His parents removed to Walworth, N. Y., where he attained his public school education. After finishing school he began to support himself and at an early age was employed as salesman and ticket seller with circus companies for twelve seasons and later by the National Cash Register Co. of Dayton, O., as traveling salesman. In 1881 he removed to Buffalo and engaged in the hotel business which he has since conducted. Mr. Ashley is a self made man and the success achieved was due wholly to his own efforts. August 9, 1881, he married Harriett E. Neal of Boston, Mass., and they have one son, Chester B.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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