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Latest revision as of 09:07, 14 June 2019

Charles William Ashworth (1909-1974)
Charles William Ashworth (1909-1974)

ASHWORTH, Charles William (1909-1974)[SS#477-10-6619] was an amateur ornithologist and avocational egg collector, active on the Channel Islands between 1927 and 1931. He was born to Louis Earl Ashworth (1884-1916) and Lena Starletta Scoles (1888-c. 1917) who had married in Fayette, Iowa on June 6, 1906. His father Louis, a barber, died when he was young, and his mother, Lena, remarried. Lena was murdered by her second husband, leaving Charles an orphan at age eight. Lena’s father, the child’s maternal grandfather, Charles S. Scoles, became his legal guardian. Grandfather and grandson moved to Laurel Street in Ventura to live with Ashworth’s maternal aunt, Leona Jenks. When Scoles died in 1929, Jenks became his legal guardian. While in high school, Ashworth won both the Ventura County and Southern California typing contests. He was graduated from Ventura High School in 1926, and got a local job as a stenographer for Shell Oil Company.

Ashworth began his egg collecting as a teenager, and always went to the islands in the company of his friend, Richard E. “Dick” Thompson, three years his junior. The boys actively collected eggs for about five years. Between 1928-1931, Ashworth published half-a-dozen notes in The Oologist, with information about California Owls, Condors, Bushtits, Snowy Plovers, Western Mourning Doves, and other birds. In his first article, written when he was 19, Ashworth notes:

“Dick and I have only been collecting a few years, and subscribers to The Oologist for about six months, but we get such pleasure from the articles contained in our magazine, that I thought I would record the interesting incidents noted during the past season. I hope it will be of interest to some of the boys [The Oologist 45(11):153 November 1928].

On a few island trips, Ashworth and Thompson joined seasoned ornithologists Sidney and Lawrence Peyton, M. C. Badger, Harold R. Canterbury and others. Together Ashworth and Thompson collected three sets of Bald Eagle eggs on Anacapa Island:

  • March 11, 1928 [WFVZ 52459]
  • February 24, 1929 [MVZ 4622]
  • March 9, 1930 [WFVZ 76454]

Ashworth and Thompson collected one set of Bald Eagle eggs on Santa Cruz Island:

  • March 9, 1930 [WFVZ 65872]

Additional sets of Bald Eagle eggs Ashworth is known to have collected have yet to be located.

In the 1930s, Ashworth moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he worked for Northland Ski Company. Ashworth died of colon cancer at age 65, and was survived by his wife, Lucille, and sons James C. and Thomas.

Ashworth’s egg collection is located at the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology.


Ashworth collected specimens on:



» Charles W. Ashworth and Richard E. Thompson Collecting Notes in The Oologist 47(100):122-124 October 1930.



Island Collections~
ANACAPA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ March 13, 1927 WFVZ-95391 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. Thompson WFVZ March 13, 1927 WFVZ-126015 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ May 13, 1927 WFVZ-203108 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. Thompson WFVZ May 13, 1927 WFVZ-203525 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. Thompson WFVZ May 15, 1927 WFVZ-27565 Haematopus penicillatus Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. Thompson WFVZ May 15, 1927 WFVZ-73897 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ May 15, 1927 WFVZ-73971 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ May 15, 1927 WFVZ-89319 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ May 15, 1927 WFVZ-89320 Larus occidentalis Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ May 15, 1928 WFVZ-73972 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth MVZ February 24, 1929 MVZ-4561 Pelecanus occidentalis californicus Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON MVZ February 24, 1929 MVZ-4622 Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth ROM February 24, 1929 ROM-500476 Pelecanus occidentalis californicus Birds
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ February 24, 1929 WFVZ-126016 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ February 24, 1929 WFVZ-126017 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ February 24, 1929 WFVZ-203524 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ February 24, 1929 WFVZ-89141 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ May 11, 1929 WFVZ-73899 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ May 19, 1929 WFVZ-81350 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON ROM May 19, 1929 ROM-500363 Phalacrocorax auritus albociliatus Birds
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. Thompson WFVZ May 19, 1929 WFVZ-73898 Larus occidentalis Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ March 9, 1930 WFVZ-76454 Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ May 11, 1930 WFVZ-81351 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ May 11, 1930 WFVZ-81352 Larus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON OMNH May 11, 1930 OMNH-2518 Phalacrocorax pelagicus Eggs
~ trip ~
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ April 19, 1931 WFVZ-148934 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ April 19, 1931 WFVZ-27699 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
Anacapa Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. THOMPSON WFVZ April 19, 1931 WFVZ-83200 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs


SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ April 15, 1928 WFVZ-84122 Carpodacus mexicanus Eggs



SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

1928

2/24/1929 ROM eggs [with R. Thompson]

ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Charles Ashworth PSM April 21, 1929 PSM-16608 Melospiza melodia Eggs
Santa Cruz Island Charles Ashworth YPM April 21, 1929 YPM-131019 Carpodacus mexicanus clementis Birds
Santa Cruz Island Charles Ashworth YPM April 21, 1929 YPM-136479 Carpodacus mexicanus clementis Birds
Santa Cruz Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. Thompson WFVZ April 21, 1929 WFVZ-84915 Vermivora celata Eggs
~ trip ~
Santa Cruz Island Charles Ashworth & R. E. Thompson WFVZ May 12, 1929 WFVZ-85240 Thyromanes bewickii Eggs
Santa Cruz Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ March 9, 1930 WFVZ-65872 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Eggs
~ trip ~
Santa Cruz Island Charles Ashworth WFVZ April 19, 1931 WFVZ-144734 Carpodacus mexicanus Eggs