Lee County Biography


Mrs. Harriet Allsledt is the proprietor of the Ashton Hotel at Ashton, and by her intelligent and capable management of the enterprise, has proven herself a business woman of rare executive ability, insight and resourcefulness. She is a native of England and came to America in her early days, locating at Kankakee, Illinois. After working in the asylum at that city for some time she established herself in business independently, buying a hotel. This enterprise she operated successfully for twelve years and then disposed of her interests and moved to Ashton, where she has since resided. She owns the Ashton Hotel, a fine three story hostelry, which she conducts along modern and progressive lines, her success being evident in the large patronage which she controls and in the popularity of her hotel with the traveling public.

Mrs. Allsledt has one son, Raymond, fifteen years of age. He is now attending school at Ashton. The mother is well and favorably known in this city, where her ability in business and her straightforward methods, together with her many excellent qualities of mind and character have gained her the esteem and goodwill of all who know her.

Transcribed by Karen Holt - 1914 History of Lee County Illinois Vol 2 by Frank E. Stevens.

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