John Wesley Ashby

26 November 1884–December 1968 (Age 84)
Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of John Wesley

When John Wesley Ashby was born on 26 November 1884, in Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Ashby, was 30 and his mother, Dora Louise Spaulding, was 26. He married Gertrude 'Girty' Alice Fort on 10 May 1906, in Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died in December 1968, in Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Ashby
Gertrude 'Girty' Alice Fort
Marriage: 10 May 1906
Georgia M Ashby
Virgil Marie 'Vergie' Ashby
Helen Francis Ashby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1906Madison, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1886 · Giving Working Men a Union
    Age 2
    The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 22
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    Sources (16)

    • John W Ashby, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John Ashley, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
    • John Wasley Ashby, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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