Henry Fay Ashby

1897–1951 (Age 53)
Cleveland Township, Davis, Iowa, United States

The Life of Henry Fay

When Henry Fay Ashby was born on 23 December 1897, in Cleveland Township, Davis, Iowa, United States, his father, John Henry Ashby, was 24 and his mother, Minnie Adaline Scoles, was 18. He married Virginia Tackett on 13 November 1920, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 3 November 1951, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 53.

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Henry Fay Ashby
Virginia Tackett
Marriage: 13 November 1920
Patricia Lea Ashby

Spouse & Children

  • Male1897–1951Male

  • Virginia Tackett


13 November 1920
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States


  • Patricia Lea Ashby


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1873–1944Male

  • Minnie Adaline Scoles




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 15

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Fay Ashby in household of Henry Ashby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • F H Ashby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry F Ashby in household of John H Ashby, "United States Census, 1900"

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