Maurice Dunbar Ashbury

5 June 1902–29 September 1996 (Age 94)
Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of Maurice Dunbar

When Maurice Dunbar Ashbury was born on 5 June 1902, in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, his father, Prosser Henry Ashbury, was 37 and his mother, Salley Lee Buchanan, was 24. He married Emma Frances Walker on 15 November 1930, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 September 1996, in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States, at the age of 94.

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Maurice Dunbar Ashbury
Emma Frances Walker
Marriage: 15 November 1930
John Walker Ashbury

Spouse and Children

15 November 1930
Richmond, Virginia, United States


    John Walker Ashbury


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

Age 11

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Irish: Æsc, an ash tree, a ship, and burne, a bourn, stream, creek, river, meaning a stream bordered by ash trees or a river navigable by ships

Sources (3)

  • Maurice D Ashberry in household of Rosser H Ashberry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Morris D Ashberry in household of Prosser H Ashberry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Reverend Maurice Dunbar Or Deac Ashbury, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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