Dennie E. "Dennis" Ashby

1891–1972 (Age 81)
Rusk, Texas, United States

The Life of Dennie E. "Dennis"

When Dennie E. "Dennis" Ashby was born on 27 July 1891, in Rusk, Texas, United States, his father, John Peyton Ashby, was 36 and his mother, Martha Ann "Mattie" Jones, was 28. He married Amanda Evelyn Hawkins on 25 October 1916, in Rusk, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 21 July 1972, in Henderson, Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Goodsprings Duncan Cemetery, Good Springs, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Dennie E. "Dennis" Ashby
Amanda Evelyn Hawkins
Marriage: 25 October 1916
Bobbie Joe Ashby

Spouse & Children

25 October 1916
Rusk, Texas, United States


  • Bobbie Joe Ashby


Parents & Siblings

  • John Peyton Ashby


  • Martha Ann "Mattie" Jones




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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 3

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Dinnie Ashby in household of Jno R Ashby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dennie Ashby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dennie Ashby in household of John P Ashby, "United States Census, 1900"

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