Elizabeth L "Bessie" Ash

1903–1978 (Age 75)
Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth L "Bessie"

When Elizabeth L "Bessie" Ash was born on 11 January 1903, in Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jeremiah "Jerry" Ash, was 30 and her mother, Lydia Elizabeth Strauser, was 29. She had at least 1 daughter with Fred Becker. She died on 29 June 1978, in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elizabeth L "Bessie" Ash
Fred Becker
Lydia Becker

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  • Lydia Becker


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 2

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 20

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (2)

  • Bessie L Ash in household of Jeremiah Ash, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bessie L Ash, "Find A Grave Index"

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