Martha Ellen Ashby

1885–1962 (Age 77)
Holden, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Ashby was born on 26 February 1885, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, her father, William Hardin Ashby, was 45 and her mother, Nancy Maria Badger, was 38. She married Marion Roscoe Stevens on 2 June 1909, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Holden Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 30 October 1962, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Holden Cemetery, Holden, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha Ellen Ashby
1885–1962
Marion Roscoe Stevens
1882–1980
Marriage: 2 June 1909
Afton Stevens
1910–2004
Lenore Stevens
1912–1998
Freda Stevens
1913–1983
Oscar A Stevens
1917–1970
Marian Stevens
1918–2014
Zina Stevens
1924–2015

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
2 June 1909
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 11

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Story Highlight

A brief description of my Grandma’s personality

Grandma Stevens was as intensely faithful as she was relentlessly happy; she was as unpretentious as she was unadorned. And though her personal rock solid "substance" was never joined with any meaning …

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Sources (3)

  • Martha E Stevens in household of Marion R Stevens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Stevens in household of Marion Stevens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Stevens in household of Marion R Stevens, "United States Census, 1940"

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