Estella Ash

1873–1966 (Age 93)
Cass, Cass, Michigan, USA

The Life of Estella

When Estella Ash was born on 26 May 1873, her father, Marmaduke Ash, was 44 and her mother, Louisa J. Wade, was 32. She married Ezra I. James on 19 October 1902, in Calvin Township, Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Calvin Township, Cass, Michigan, United States for about 60 years. She died on 12 May 1966, in Cassopolis, Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Estella Ash
Ezra I. James
Marriage: 19 October 1902
Wilbur G James
Kenneth James
Kirmit A James

Spouse & Children

19 October 1902
Calvin Township, Cass, Michigan, United States


  • Male1903–1945Male

  • Kenneth James


  • Kirmit A James


Parents & Siblings

  • Marmaduke Ash


  • Louisa J. Wade




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).2 In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne , with the same meaning.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul ( see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot ( see Eisenstadt ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Estella Calloway in household of Alva Calloway, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ella James in household of Ezra James, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stella Ardella Calloway in household of Charles Alva Calloway, "United States Census, 1920"

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