Esther Mary Ash

1881–1961 (Age 80)
Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life of Esther Mary

When Esther Mary Ash was born on 17 May 1881, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, her father, William Mason Ash, was 37 and her mother, Martha Alice Cummings, was 29. She married William Lewis Ward on 8 August 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1935. She died on 29 October 1961, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Esther Mary Ash
William Lewis Ward
Marriage: 8 August 1906
Baby Ward
Susan Jane Ward

Spouse & Children

8 August 1906


  • Baby Ward


  • Susan Jane Ward


Parents & Siblings

  • William Mason Ash


  • Martha Alice Cummings




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Esther M Ward in household of William L Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther M Ward in household of William L Ward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esther M Ward in household of Wm L Ward, "United States Census, 1920"

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