James Ashdown

James Ashdown (d.1924, aged 80) and seven other members of the Ashdown family.

James Ashdown was one of the founding fathers of the City of Winnipeg. He arrived in the Red River Settlement in 1868, on foot from St. Cloud.  He started a tinsmithing business, which grew into a hardware store, and eventually became one of the largest hardware enterprises in Canada. The Ashdown home at the corner of Wellington Crescent and Academy Road, now a restaurant,  was one of the showplaces of Winnipeg.