Henry William Ashby

1906–1989 (Age 83)
Sparta, Baker, Oregon, United States

The Life of Henry William

When Henry William Ashby was born on 6 December 1906, in Sparta, Baker, Oregon, United States, his father, Newton Ashby, was 28 and his mother, Edith Ruby Gordon, was 19. He lived in Baker, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Sparta Election Precinct, Baker, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 17 November 1989, in Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Eagle Valley Cemetery, Richland, Baker, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newton Ashby
Edith Ruby Gordon
Evelyn May Ashby
Henry William Ashby
Harry Edward Ashby

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 1

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Henry W Ashbry in household of Newton Ashbry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry W Ashby in household of Newton Ashby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Ashby in household of Newton Ashby, "United States Census, 1920"

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