2007-12-28 / Community

SJEH Celebrates Four Generations Of The Ashton Family


St. John's Episcopal Hospital has been the place for the deliveries of four generations of Ashtons, a family which has been residing in Far Rockaway since the 1920s. Matriarch Elsye Ashton (right) was born at St. John's, when it was St. Joseph's Hospital, on March 28, 1925. Ashton holds a photograph of her daughter, Eleanor, now deceased, who was also born at St. John's on March 13, 1947. And her granddaughter, Raquel Ashton (seated), another St. John's alumna on October 3, 1968, holds the latest Ashton to be born at the Hospital, young Ryan Allen, who was born Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Some of Elsye Ashton's nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren were also born at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Pictured with the Ashtons was John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer. St. John's Episcopal Hospital has been the place for the deliveries of four generations of Ashtons, a family which has been residing in Far Rockaway since the 1920s. Matriarch Elsye Ashton (right) was born at St. John's, when it was St. Joseph's Hospital, on March 28, 1925. Ashton holds a photograph of her daughter, Eleanor, now deceased, who was also born at St. John's on March 13, 1947. And her granddaughter, Raquel Ashton (seated), another St. John's alumna on October 3, 1968, holds the latest Ashton to be born at the Hospital, young Ryan Allen, who was born Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 6 pounds, 2 ounces. Some of Elsye Ashton's nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren were also born at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Pictured with the Ashtons was John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer.

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