Silas Blackburn Aston

26 October 1851–19 February 1933 (Age 81)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Silas Blackburn

When Silas Blackburn Aston was born on 26 October 1851, in Alabama, United States, his father, William Holmes Aston Jr., was 38 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Holland, was 28. He married Margaret Ann Aston on 24 December 1872, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New Houlka, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 2, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 19 February 1933, in Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Houston, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Blackburn Aston
Mary Ann Elizabeth Flaherty
Marriage: 3 March 1886
Mattie Sue Aston
George Clifton Aston Sr
Edwin Uriah Aston
Addie Lena Aston
Arra Malvina Aston
Ellen Elizabeth Aston

Spouse and Children

3 March 1886
Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of several places in England called Aston. Most were named from Old English ēast ‘east’ + tūn ‘settlement’. In a few cases the first element is æsc ‘ash tree’. 2. from a Middle English personal name, Astan(us), which is probably a survival of Old English Æðelstān or one of the other names mentioned at Alston .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Silas B Aston, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Silus Aston in household of W H Aston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Silas Aston, "United States Census, 1920"

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