William Ashbrook

1848–1913 (Age 65)
Morris Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Ashbrook was born on 3 October 1848, in Morris Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Absalom Ashbrook, was 29 and his mother, Sabina Elliott, was 20. He married Mary Ellen Weir on 21 November 1877, in Bethel Church, South Franklin Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 10 December 1913, in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 65.

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William Ashbrook
Mary Ellen Weir
Marriage: 21 November 1877

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  • Male1848–1913Male

  • Mary Ellen Weir


21 November 1877
Bethel Church, South Franklin Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 15

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 18

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Estbroce, from Old English ēast + brōc ‘nook’.2 In some instances, the surname may be a literal translation of German Eschbach .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • William Ashbrook in household of Absolom Ashbrook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Ashbrook - Individual or family possessions: birth: 3 October 1848; Morris Twp, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

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