Charles Ashworth was born 1866 in United States to James Edward Ashworth (1831-1910) and Ellen E. Ramsbottom (1843-1910) and died 1943 United States of unspecified causes. He married Frances L. Page (1868-1946) .

Richard Charles Ashworth was born in 1866 to James Edward and Ellen E. Ramsbottom Ashworth.



Offspring of Charles Ashworth and Frances L. Page (1868-1946)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ernest Merritt Ashworth (c1893-)
Everett Merritt Ashworth (c1895-)


In 1905 at the age of 39, Richard was sent to run the Eagleville Woolen Mill, bought from C.P. Hatch, located at 190 Eagleville Rd. Cambridge/Shushan, NY. He was accompanied by his wife, Frances L. Page Ashworth, and his two sons, Ernest Merritt, 12, and Everett Merritt, 10.

Business boomed

Combined with his father's mills and contracts with Wells Fargo, American Express, Adams Express, Standard Oil and Atlantic Petroleum companies, the Ashworths were making $96,000 and the Eagleville location was producing $30,000 in 1925. $30,000 in 1925 equals $410,000 in 2016. Their main products were horse blankets and bed blankets. Some of the bed blankets are still owned by Ashworth descendants.


Richard died in 1943.

He is buried in one of two family plots at Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge, NY. Plot K 7.

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