John Henry Absher

3 January 1867–23 February 1942 (Age 75)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Absher was born on 3 January 1867, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Ramsey Absher, was 35 and his mother, Penelope Ellen Borders, was 32. He married Fredonia Ellen Hobdy on 29 December 1887, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Hoopeston, Grant Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1920 and New Roe, Allen, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died on 23 February 1942, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fairfield, Sumner, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Absher
1867–1942
Fredonia Ellen Hobdy
1872–1959
Marriage: 29 December 1887
John Rumsey Absher
1888–1963
Newt Payton Absher
1891–1970
William Oscar Absher
1892–1980
Eva Ann Absher
1894–1957
Reba Absher
1896–1981
Velma E Absher
1899–1967
Ray F Absher
1900–
Anna Absher
1901–1901
Toy G Absher
1903–1989
Roy Lee Absher
1903–1994
Pary G. Absher
1903–
Huby Absher
1905–1907
Golda Ellen Absher
1907–2003
Homer Clay Absher
1910–1996

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 December 1887
Sumner, Tennessee, United States
children

(14)

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Parents and Siblings

    John Ramsey Absher

    Male1831–1913Male

    Penelope Ellen Borders

    Female1834–1872Female

siblings

(8)

    Catharine Absher

    Female1853–Female

    Sarah Ann Absher

    Female1854–1880Female

    Frances Sarelda Absher

    Female1856–1887Female

    Malinda Ellen Absher

    Female1859–1887Female

    Peterson D Absher

    Male1861–1910Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1871

Age 4

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 11

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

See Abshire .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John H Absher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Abshear, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John H Abshear, "United States Census, 1930"

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