Gilbert Henry Percy ASHE
- Born: 26 May 1861, Quebec City, Canada
- Marriage: Ella Victoria ARNALD in 1892 in Alberta, Canada
- Died: 26 Nov 1931, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada aged 70
Gilbert Percy Ashe was born in Quebec and enlisted in the Northwest Mounted Police, achieving rank of Captain. He lived for a time in Lethbridge AB, and is on the 1891 Canadian Census, page 90. On page 91 with her parents and siblings is his future bride, Ella Victoria Arnald, daughter of William Godfrey Arnald & Malissa Clark of Essex County, Ontario. Ella's grandfather was Henry Gray Arnald and her grandmother Harriet Westcott. The Arnalds came to Canada circa early 1930's. Gilbert Percy Ashe and his wife Ella had one son Edward Percy Ashe. Both Gilbert & Ella died in British Columbia.
Extract from "North West Brand Book" published by the Calgary Herald Co. (1900)
Gilbert Percy Ashe
Range: Forks of Milk River
Cattle Brand: Vent: same as cut on right side.
Horses: Vent: Quarter circle under.
Extract from Canada Census, 1911
Census location: Nanaimo Sub-Districts 1-28, British Columbia, Canada
Head of Household: G. P. Ashe
Birth Date: May 1861
Wife: Ella V. Ashe; age 37; birth date July 1874; birthplace Ontario
Son: Edward Ashe; age 17; birth date December 1894; birthplace Alberta
Extract from Lethbridge Herald dated Monday, 30 November 1931
Old Time Rancher Dies Near Victoria
Percy Ashe Was Also Member of the Mounted Police - Was Seventy Years of Age.
Glibert Percy Ashe, an early member of the Mounted Police, and later a horse rancher on the St. Mary's River and a cattle rancher on the Milk River, died last Thursday at Albert Head, near Victoria, B.C.
Mr. Ashe was an old timer of Lethbridge district, though he had been living near the B.C. capital for the last twenty years. He was seventy years of age and his wife, a Miss Arnold, daughter of an old time Southern Alberta rancher, and one son survive. He is also survived by four sisters, Mrs Arthur Scott and Mrs John Wells, Quebec City; Mrs Ramsay Montizambert, Toronto, and two brothers, F. W. Ashe, London, England, and H. B. Ashe, Georgia.
F. W. Ashe, the brother, held positions with the old Union Bank of Canada, being London (Eng.) manager for some time.
Extract from British Columbia Archives
Name: Gilbert Percy Ashe
Date of Death: 26 November 1931
Place of Death: Metchosin, British Columbia
Birth Date: 26 May 1861
Birth Place: Quebec
Father: Edward Ashe
Mother: Maud Percy
Extract from Metchosin website
St. Mary's Church, Church Windows:
To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Church, in 1933, Memorial Windows replaced the plain glass panes. One of them was donated by Mrs Ella Ashe, of Albert Head, in memory of her husband, Gilbert Percy Ashe.
Gilbert married Ella Victoria ARNALD, daughter of William Godfrey ARNALD and Malissa CLARK, in 1892 in Alberta, Canada. (Ella Victoria ARNALD was born on 10 Jul 1873 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, died on 25 Jul 1966 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and was buried in Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.)