Ashdown is buried in St. John's cemetery.
April 5, 1919 – Water from the Greater Winnipeg Aqueduct begins to flow to some homes and businesses via the McPhillips reservoir. It and the accompanying railway cost $13,050,000 and can supply 386.4 million litres of water a day.
April 5, 1924- The Winnipeg Electric Railway Company (WERCo.), formerly the Winnipeg Electric Street Railway Company, changes it's name to the Winnipeg Electric Company.
April 5, 1919 - Part way thought the 1919 Stanley Cup final, 37 year-old Brandoner and Canadiens defenseman Joe Hall dies of influenza in Seattle. The illness had been sweeping through the lineups of both teams and the series postponed. Hall's death put off any thoughts of playing the remaining game and no cup was awarded that year.
For more on the death of Brandon's Joe Hall.
April 5, 1913 - The Winnipeg Free Press move into their new building at 300 Carlton Street.