George William Ashton

1 November 1896–21 November 1949 (Age 53)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George William

When George William Ashton was born on 1 November 1896, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Savage Ashton, was 26 and his mother, Leah Rebecca Fidkin, was 24. He married Alice Rowena Timpson on 15 May 1924, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 21 November 1949, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 53, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Ashton
1896–1949
Alice Rowena Timpson
1903–1992
Marriage: 15 May 1924
Jeanne Ashton
1925–2013
Rowena Ashton
1925–2020
Lorraine Ashton
1927–2022
Melvin George Ashton
1933–1970
Homer Timpson Ashton
1937–2003
Linda Ashton
1944–2020

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1924Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1897 · The Utah State Historical Society
    Age 1
    The Utah State Historical Society was, founded in 1897 and now part of the Government of Utah's Division of State History. It encourages the research, study, and publication of Utah history. It also publishes a history journal named the Utah Historical Quarterly. The Utah State Historical Society has grown to several thousand members and has published over 300 issues of the Utah Historical Quarterly.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport
    Age 15
    The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called, especially Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester. Most are named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + tūn ‘settlement’; the one in Northamptonshire is (æt thǣm) æscum ‘(at the) ash trees’. Others have been assimilated to this from different sources. The one in Devon is ‘the settlement (tūn) of Æschere’, while the one in Hertfordshire is ‘the settlement of Ælli’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Aspden

    Sources (35)

    • Ashton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Geo.w Ashton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • George William Ashton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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