Charles Ashton Nye

Male17 December 1842–3 February 1918

Brief Life History of Charles Ashton

When Charles Ashton Nye was born on 17 December 1842, in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Nye, was 35 and his mother, Charlotte Emline Osborne, was 25. He married Lucinda Catherine Bingham on 2 August 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Portland, Victoria, Australia in 1852 and lived in Hadlow, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1906. In 1900, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as day laborer in Mountain Dell, Uintah, Utah, United States. He died on 3 February 1918, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ashton Nye
Lucinda Catherine Bingham
Marriage: 2 August 1875
Charles Thomas Nye
Reuben Osborne Nye
Lucinda Charlotte Nye
Phoebe Caron Nye
Fannie Nye
David Warner Nye
Katie Nye
Mary Nye
Leona Nye
Richard Hesmer Nye
Jessie Louise Nye

Sources (35)

  • Charles A. Nye, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Nyte in entry for Richard Nyte and Helen Hall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Charles Ashton Nye in entry for Katie Nye Hodgkinson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 6

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries: 1862: Wasatch, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Wasatch, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye, atten ye ‘at the island’ (Old English ēg, īeg ‘island’), becoming atte nye. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived on an island or patch of firm ground surrounded by marsh, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Nye in Winscombe, Somerset.

    English: alternatively, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atten eye, atten ee ‘at the river’ (Old English ēa ‘river’), becoming atte nee. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived near a river, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Neigh Bridge in Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire.

    Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 聶, see Nie 2.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Biography - John Nye (by his granddaughter)

    John Nye, Senior My grandfather, John Nye, was born July 12, 1807 in Tunbridge, Kent, England. He was the son of John Nye and Ann Randall Hessiman. He married Charlotte Osborn in Parish of Waterinb …

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