Esther Ruth Ash

1900–1990 (Age 90)
Harrison, Clare, Michigan, United States

The Life of Esther Ruth

When Esther Ruth Ash was born on 8 February 1900, in Harrison, Clare, Michigan, United States, her father, Clark Lyman Ash, was 32 and her mother, Alma Emma Josephine Hitchcock, was 25. She lived in Hayes Township, Clare, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 22 May 1990, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Acacia Park Cemetery, Norwood Park Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Clark Lyman Ash
Alma Emma Josephine Hitchcock
Leatha May Ash
Walter Ash
Florence Hester Ash
Esther Ruth Ash
Jossie Belle Ash
Hilbert Herbert Ash
Clark Ash
Iva Irene Ash
Leslie Frederick Ash
Marie Ann Ash
Marguerite Ash

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1867–1946Male

  • Alma Emma Josephine Hitchcock




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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 5

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 25

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

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 (2)

  • Esther R Ash in household of Clark L Ash, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Esther Ash in household of Clark Ash, "United States Census, 1910"

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