Elmer Briner Ashway

24 November 1897–about 1986 (Age 88)
Hamilton Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elmer Briner

When Elmer Briner Ashway was born on 24 November 1897, in Hamilton Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George W. Ashway, was 38 and his mother, Ida Jane Ritter, was 36. He married Nettie May Hicks on 26 November 1919, in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died about 1986, at the age of 89.

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Elmer Briner Ashway
Nettie May Hicks
Marriage: 26 November 1919
Elmer Briner Ashway Jr.

Spouse and Children

26 November 1919
Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States


    Elmer Briner Ashway Jr.


Parents and Siblings

    George W. Ashway


    Ida Jane Ritter




    Rosa E. Ashway


    John L. Ashway


    Sadie F. Ashway




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 8

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 26

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

Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Lajoie .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elmer Ashway in household of Ida J Ashway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer B Ashway in household of George W Ashway, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elmer Ashway, "United States Census, 1930"

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