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 He is a graduate of Alexandria High school, and he married his wife Shirley in 1954. Together they had five children.  He retired from the board in December 2004 and died May 31, 2005 at the age of 74. 
- Gilligan, D. (2003, August 1). Longtime county commissioner to retire in 2004. The Newark Advocate, p. 3A.
- Albert Ashbrook. (1992, February 15). The Newark Advocate.
- Main, J. (2005, June 1). County leader Ashbrook dies at 74. The Newark Advocate, p. 1.