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Union Pacific RR President, George F Ashby

Union Pacific RR President, George F Ashby

Posted: 1238020843000
Classification: Query
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

Re: Union Pacific RR President, George F Ashby

Posted: 1238066150000
Classification: Query
Hi Deborah,

While adding this person to my FTM, a web search came up with an excellant family tree entry on for your George Franklin Ashby and his family, complete with pictures and lots of source information.

Please let me know if you would like me to contact the owner for you.


Re: Union Pacific RR President, George F Ashby

Posted: 1238116220000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1560109948000
Surnames: ASHBY
Hello DAN:

Thank you, no. I just viewed one that may be the tree on ancestry to which you refer...called "Kansa Carney Family Tree"? has some rare photos of this Ashby family as well as some ofmy own copyrighted information on my Shelton-Ford family.. Glad you mentioned it.

Thanks for your interest,,how are you related?

Re: Union Pacific RR President, George F Ashby

Posted: 1238239275000
Classification: Query
Hi Debbie,

I am related only far distantley and yes, that is the web site I was referring.

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