James E. Ashworth was born 4 May 1831 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom (Lancashire) and died 29 October 1910 Westbrookville, Sullivan County, New York, United States (Mamakating Township) of unspecified causes. He married Ellen E. Ramsbottom (1843-1910) 21 February 1861 in Dover, New Hampshire, United States.
James E. Ashworth (1831-1910) J.E. Ashworth & Sons blanket mill (b. May 04, 1831; Bury, England - d. October 29, 1910; Westbrookville, Mamakating Township, Sullivan County, New York, USA)
|Offspring of James E. Ashworth and unknown parent|
|John F. Ashworth (1853-1932)||1853 United States||1932 New York, United States||Sarah Moore Sarah Moore Sarah Beeler|
- Nellie Jane Ashworth (1861-1921) who married Levi B. King
- Richard Charles Ashworth (1866-1943) who married Frances L. Page (1868- 1946
- William Ashworth (1869-) who died between 1880 and 1910
- Albert P. Ashworth (1872-1934) ( Aug. 29, 1872-March 11, 1934), who married Luella Griffin (1877-1966)
- Daniel Gunner Ashworth (1876-1949) (June 15, 1876-June 28, 1949), who married Sybil H. Decker (1881-1946)
Greenwich, New York
In 1880 he was living in Greenwich, New York and working in a woolen mill.
J.E. Ashworth business
James eventually had four blanket mills in America: Hartland, Vermont; Westbrookville, New York; 190 Eagleville Rd. in Cambridge/Shushan, New York, and Whippany, New Jersey. J. E. Ashworth & Sons had a "reputation of turning out some of the finest blankets in the country." United States Trade Reports of Cincinnati, Ohio, wrote on December 16, 1904: "The products of this establishment not only equal those offered by any other manufacturer, but in points of workmanship and finish cannot be surpassed, and no house in the country is more fully equipped to meet modern demands in this line. They are firm believers in quality and zealously guard the quality of their products at all times by using only the best materials and employing experienced workmen." Their fawn colored horse blankets were used by the Wells Fargo, American Express and Adams Express Company transport companies, and the Standard Oil and Atlantic Petroleum oil companies.
"... [He] came to United States as a young man. Manufactured horse blankets in Vermont. Came to [Westbrookville, New York] had a heavy loss due to fire. After the fire he went to Whippany, New Jersey. Later he returned to this place, engaged in the saw mill business and later rebuilt the mill and conducted a large blanket manufacturing business."
He is buried in Westbrookville Cemetery