Jessie Pauline Ashdown

1922–1999 (Age 76)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Jessie Pauline

When Jessie Pauline Ashdown was born on 10 May 1922, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Reginald Arthur Ashdown, was 31 and her mother, Rebecca Pinder, was 24. She married John Lewis Mc Donald on 20 March 1943, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 1 January 1999, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Jessie Pauline Ashdown
1922–1999
John Lewis Mc Donald
1921–1993
Marriage: 20 March 1943
Janice Nadean McDonald
1945–2012

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
20 March 1943
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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.

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