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Subject: Union Pacific RR President, George F Ashby
Author: Deborah Wood
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Classification: Query
Surnames: ASHBY, SHELTON, ROSS, BUNKER

George F Ashby born to George Whitfield Ashby and Rosella Virginia Bunker (dau of famous Siamese Twin, Eng Bunker), married Nelle Ross. His career as railroad president for several companies made him one of the most influential business men of his time. Union Pacific Railroad and others which he headed in the 1920's and beyond, thrived due to his keen intelligence and sharp insight. This self made man, who started as a railroad clerk in 1906, changed history for the better.

His paternal grandparents were Lafayette W Ashby and America Edwards (daughter of Polly Shelton Edwards, dau of Josiah Shelton, Jr. of Halifax Co VA)

Birth: Sep. 3, 1885
Mount Airy
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 15, 1950
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Clark Co NV

Deborah Shelton Wood