Son of Joseph and Rose (Adler) Ashapa.
Born: August 2, 1909 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
Died: November 20, 2008 in Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Buried: November 23, 2008 - Schlossberg-Solomon Memorial Chapel, Canton, Norfolk County, Massachussetts.
1900 - Taunton Ward 2, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
May 14, 1910: 7 Jefferson Street, Ward 5, Precinct A, Enumeration District 238, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
January 8, 1920: 60 Washington Street, Ward 3, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 186, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

April 2, 1930: 21 Fremont Street, Ward 2, Supervisor's District 15, Enumeration District 3-219, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
April 11, 1940: Taunton Ward 2, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
1935 - 137 Granite Street, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
January 28, 1936 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
April 11, 1940 - 137 Granite Street, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
April 2, 1930: Salesman, Retail Grocery.
Married: Bedonna Besbris January 28, 1936 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Birth Registry

1910 Census

1920 Census
Name: Benjamin L Ashapa
Residence: Seventh Bristol District Taunton City Ward 3 (Part Of), Bristol, Massachusetts
Estimated Birth Year: 1910
Age: 10
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Film Number: 1820688
Digital Folder Number: 4301084
Image Number: 00020
Sheet Number: 8
Household Gender Age
Parent Saul Sawyer M 25y
Parent Alice Sawyer F 24y
Edis Sawyer F 2y2m
Mayer Sawyer M 1y1m
Morris Sawyer M 22y
Edward Adeleia M 23y
Joseph Ashapa M 50y
Morris Ashapa M 18y
Sarah Ashapa M 16y
Benjamin L Ashapa M 10y

1920 Census

1930 Census
Name: Joseph Ashapa
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Birthplace: Russia
Estimated Birth Year: 1869
Immigration Year: 1890
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Enumeration District Number: 0219
Family Number: 24
Sheet Number and Letter: 1B
Line Number: 72
NARA Publication: T626, roll 893
Film Number: 2340628
Digital Folder Number: 4606990
Image Number: 00831
Household Gender Age
Joseph Ashapa M 61
Child Benjamin Ashapa M 20

1930 Census

1940 Census
Marriage Registry

ASHAPA, Benjamin L. Born in Taunton, on August 2, 1909, died peacefully on November 20, 2008. He was devoted to his family, to his country, and to Israel. He was a good friend to many. He was the youngest of 4 children of the late Joseph and Rose Ashapa. He shared 72 years of marriage with his wife and partner-in-life, Bedonna (Besbris) Ashapa. He is survived by his son Stephen Ashapa and his wife Verena of Switzerland, his daughter Avis Toochin and her husband Joseph of Woodstock, NY, and his son Mike Ashapa and his wife Doris of Foxboro. He truly loved his 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. Services will be at Schlossberg-Solomon Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington St., CANTON on Sunday, November 23 at 12 Noon. The family will be observing Shiva at Heights Crossing Assisted Living Residence, 35 Christys Place, Brockton following interment through 5 PM and then on Monday and Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 PM and 7:15-9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ben's memory may be made to Congregation Agudath Achim, P.O. Box 826, Taunton, MA 02780 or to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 Schlossberg-Solomon Chapel 781-828-6990.