Florence Ashdown

about 1866–1930 (Age 64)
Dymchurch, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Florence

When Florence Ashdown was born about 1866, in Dymchurch, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Ashdown, was 34 and her mother, Isabella Sharvell, was 33. She married Frederick C. Fries on 23 June 1890, in Tottenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1930, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Frederick C. Fries
Florence Ashdown
Marriage: 23 June 1890

Spouse and Children

23 June 1890
Tottenham, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ashdown


    Isabella Sharvell




    Frederick Ashdown


    Clara Ashdown



    Mary Ashdown


World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 14

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 38

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Florence Ashdown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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