Abingdon Weekly Virginian, Abingdon, VA

January 19, 1894

Wytheville newspapers announce the death last week, at Lebanon, of Bright's disease in the sixty-sixth year of his age, of Col. W. B. Aston, a prominent and wealty citizen and a distinguished lawyer of Russell county. He was widely known, not only for his ability as a lawyer, but as an extensive cattle raiser and farmer. He is spoken of as having been one of the most liberal of men, especially in promoting the interst of the M. E. Church South.