Elizabeth Louise Ash

1845–1915 (Age 69)
New York City, New York County, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Louise

When Elizabeth Louise Ash was born on 27 May 1845, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, John Ash, was 26 and her mother, Mary Frances Kane, was 22. She married James Washington Packer Sr in 1866, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. She lived in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1880. She died on 29 March 1915, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Louise Ash
James Washington Packer Sr
Marriage: 1866
Mary Frances Packer
Agnus Packer
Katherine Louise Packer
James Washington Packer Jr
Margurite Irene Packer
Sarah Blanche Packer
Adalaide Estelle Packer

Spouse & Children

  • Female1845–1915Female

  • James Washington Packer Sr


New York City, New York, United States


  • Mary Frances Packer


  • Katherine Louise Packer


  • Agnus Packer


  • James Washington Packer Jr


  • Margurite Irene Packer


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Ash


  • Mary Frances Kane




World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 2

A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Louise Packer in household of James W Packer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Louise Ash in entry for Katherine P. Weber, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Louise Ash in entry for James W. Packer, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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