Ethel Beatrice Ash

1896–1947 (Age 51)
Little Sancho, Tyler, West Virginia

The Life of Ethel Beatrice

When Ethel Beatrice Ash was born on 1 March 1896, her father, Benjamin Solomon Ash, was 42 and her mother, Mary Jane Brown, was 27. She married William Frances Bossen on 22 June 1915, in Chester, Hancock, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 6 October 1947, at the age of 51.

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Ethel Beatrice Ash
William Frances Bossen
Marriage: 22 June 1915
Helene Bossen
John William Bossen

Spouse & Children

22 June 1915
Chester, Hancock, West Virginia, United States


  • Helene Bossen


  • John William Bossen


Parents & Siblings



  • Female1887–1974Female

  • James William Ash


  • Robert Birtley Ash


  • Male1892–1958Male

  • Charles Emmet Ash


+6 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).2 In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne , with the same meaning.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul ( see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot ( see Eisenstadt ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ethel Bosser in household of William F Bosser, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ethel Bosson in household of William Bosson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Dunn, "United States Census, 1940"

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