William Oscar Ashby

1888–1973 (Age 84)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Oscar

When William Oscar Ashby was born on 13 August 1888, in Texas, United States, his father, John Peyton Ashby, was 33 and his mother, Martha Ann "Mattie" Jones, was 25. He married Emma Frances Wilkerson on 3 November 1907, in Rusk, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 11 April 1973, in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Duncan Cemetery, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Oscar Ashby
Emma Frances Wilkerson
Marriage: 3 November 1907
Clara Idell Ashby
Bessie Lee Ashby
Monnie Wilkerson Ashby
Jessie Evelyn Ashby
Alex Aron Ashby

Spouse & Children

3 November 1907
Rusk, Texas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Peyton Ashby


  • Martha Ann "Mattie" Jones




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 6

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Willie Ashby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Ashby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W O Ashby, "United States Census, 1920"

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