Melvin Alma Ashton

8 May 1909–1 December 1932 (Age 23)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Melvin Alma

When Melvin Alma Ashton was born on 8 May 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Savage Ashton, was 38 and his mother, Leah Rebecca Fidkin, was 37. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 December 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Savage Ashton
1870–1949
Leah Rebecca Fidkin
1872–1952
Leah Fidkin Ashton
1894–1965
George William Ashton
1896–1949
Lucile Fidkin Ashton
1899–1991
Aliene Fidkin Ashton
1901–1987
Emma Fidkin Ashton
1903–1999
William Fidkin Ashton
1906–1996
Melvin Alma Ashton
1909–1932
Reed Earl Ashton I
1912–1999

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made
Age 1
Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot
Age 1
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Depot, the Rio Grande Depot, is a former train station on the western edge of downtown Salt Lake City. The depot was constructed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad to surpass the nearby Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot and was the main jewel of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. The depot included a barber shop, a telegraph office a gift shop, a restaurant, a men's smoking room and a women's lounge. The depot opened Salt Lake City to a new influx of immigrants, and was also a central point in shipping soldiers off to war in both World War I and World War II. The depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. After the State of Utah purchased the depot in 1977, the building was converted to house the Utah State Historical Society and its research center, the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, as well as the Rio Gallery.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 7
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called, especially Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester. Most are named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + tūn ‘settlement’; the one in Northamptonshire is (æt thǣm) æscum ‘(at the) ash trees’. Others have been assimilated to this from different sources. The one in Devon is ‘the settlement (tūn) of Æschere’, while the one in Hertfordshire is ‘the settlement of Ælli’.

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

Possible Related Names

Aspden

Sources (23)

  • Melvin Ashton in household of George S Ashton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melvin Alma Ashton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Melvin Alma Ashton in household of George S. Ashton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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