You said that your garandfather Asher, born 1899, died in 1945, but in fact he died in 1927
From the Pennsylvania death certificate,
Asher G Pell
father William Pell, mother Pauline Willian
date of birth 8 Sep 1899
This is the same d-o-b as Asher "Borsford"
His likely real father was Walter Wood Basford
There is a WW1 Draft Registration Card for Walter ,
Walter Wood Bassford
Born 31 Jan 1875, a Sheet Metal Worker, living in Philadelphia
Nearest Relative, Asher Bassfordhttps://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-26642-33778-50...