Walter Ashford and Family (early 1900s) 12 Comments / The Early 1900s / By dimettler Walter Ashford and Family The town of Ashford, Wash., was named after Walter Ashford in 1905. Here he is with this family at their homestead. Left to Right: Cora Hershey Ashford, Zinal, Emma, John and Walter. Mildred is standing in front. Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and Charlotte Leschke. Click on image to enlarge.