Nellie May Ashdown

1895–1971 (Age 75)
Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Nellie May

When Nellie May Ashdown was born on 23 November 1895, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Amos Ashdown, was 55 and her mother, Elizabeth Mitchell, was 50. She married John Sharman on 22 May 1915, in England, United Kingdom. She lived in Keymer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 11 October 1971, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Nellie May Ashdown
1895–1971
John Sharman
1889–
Marriage: 22 May 1915

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
22 May 1915
England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 9

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 13

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1918

Age 23

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nellie May Ashdown in household of Amos Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Nellie M Ashdown in household of Amos Ashdown, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Nellie May Ashdown, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"

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