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Name: ASHTON, Reuben Norman (Capt.)

Birth Date: 8 Nov 1877 Stockport

Death Date: 23 Jan 1958 Barnet, Hertfordshire

First Date: 1903 Oct

Profession: CMS Butere, then farmer

Area: Fort Hall district, HBEA 1912 Freretown, KAD 1920 - Timuya, Machakos

Married: In Mombasa 31 Dec 1909 Ethel Ostell Thurlow b. 2 Oct 1874 Sudbury, d. 1969 Christchurch, New Zealand

Children: Dorothy Ostell (15 Aug 1911 Frere Town, Mombasa-1991); Monica Kathryn (10 Aug 1913 Frere Town-2004)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Pioneers, Red 22, North, Medals, SKP, Gazette

General Information:

Red 22 - Machakos
North - R. Ashton - Firearm registered at Nairobi, on way to Freretown 20-9-1905
Medals - East African Volunteers - Miscellaneous Levy, Second Lieutenant
SKP - 1938 - Society of Kenya Pioneers - over 30 years in Colony - arrived Oct 1903
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Ukamba Area - Reuben Norman Ashton - Farmer, Zimuya Estate, Machakos and Ethel Ostell Ashton, Married woman, Zimuya Estate, Machakos
1939 England and Wales Register living with wife in Chelmsford

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