Elihu Rufus Ashley

17 June 1888–11 October 1950 (Age 62)
Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Elihu Rufus

When Elihu Rufus Ashley was born on 17 June 1888, in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri, United States, his father, Samuel Thomas Ashley, was 29 and his mother, Missouri Ada Cox, was 28. He married Alice Mary Penner on 28 December 1918, in Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dayton, Mason, Washington, United States in 1935 and Montesano Election Precinct 1, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 11 October 1950, in Renton, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Renton, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elihu Rufus Ashley
Alice Mary Penner
Marriage: 28 December 1918
Carl M Ashley
Alvin E Ashley
Lawrence W Ashley
Lorella A Ashley
Nellie A Ashley
Marian Edith Ashley

Spouse and Children


    Alice Mary Penner


28 December 1918
Menan, Jefferson, Idaho, United States


    Carl M Ashley


    Alvin E Ashley


    Nellie A Ashley



    Lawrence W Ashley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 1

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

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 the numerous places in southern and central England named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Eli H Ashley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • E R Ashley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elihu R Ashley, "United States Census, 1940"

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