Gertrude Emma Ashcroft

1895–1979 (Age 83)
Hyde Park, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Gertrude Emma

When Gertrude Emma Ashcroft was born on 15 November 1895, in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Charles Robert Ashcroft, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Marietta Woolf, was 24. She married Richard Harper Toolson on 28 March 1916, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Smithfield Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 28 January 1979, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gertrude Emma Ashcroft
1895–1979
Richard Harper Toolson
1891–1969
Marriage: 28 March 1916
Beth Toolson
1917–2000
Richard Burns Toolson
1918–2013
Kay Lorenzo Toolson
1920–1924
Charles Robert Toolson
1922–2003
Landell Vern Toolson
1924–2018
Patricia Toolson
1926–2014

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
28 March 1916
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
children

(6)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 3

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.
1917

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

My Mothers Personal History written in 1962

Life Story of Gertrude Emma Ashcroft by Gertrude Emma Ashcroft Written July of 1962 I, Gertrude Emma Ashcroft Toolson, was born 15 November 1895 at Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah. I am the second chi …

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude E Ashcroft in household of Charles R Ashcroft, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertrude A Toolson in household of Richard H Toolson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertude Toolson in household of Richard H Toolson, "United States Census, 1920"

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