Franklin D. Ashdown

3 October 1887–17 May 1983 (Age 95)
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Franklin D.

When Franklin D. Ashdown was born on 3 October 1887, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, William Ashdown, was 43 and his mother, Mary Elvira Sessions, was 23. He married Alfretta Boulton in 1913, in Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 17 May 1983, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Franklin D. Ashdown
Alfretta Boulton
Marriage: 1913
Berniece Ashdown
Evelyn A Ashdown
Donna Ashdown
Donald Ashdown
Laura Marjorie Ashdown
Ray Ashdown
Jeraldean Ashdown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1913Davis, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1895 · Bountiful Shrinks in Size
    Age 8
    During November, both the cities of Woods Cross and West Bountiful voted to separate from the main city of Bountiful. This caused the cities' land area to decrease by nearly ten and a half square miles.
    Age 21
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1912 · The Capitol Building
    Age 25
    As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, named in Old English with æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. Perhaps also occasionally from Ashdown in Lenham, Kent.

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

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    Life Story of Laura Marjorie Ashdown Olsen

    Laura Marjorie Ashdown Olsen By Judy Olsen Brailsford April, 2016 Marjorie was born in Bountiful, Utah, USA. Her mother was Alfretta Boulton and her father was Franklin D. Ashdown. It was the f …

    Sources (52)

    • Franklin Ashdown, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Franklin D in entry for Melvin Merrill Richards and Evelyn Ashdown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Franklin D Ashdown in entry for Ray Ashdown, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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