Thomas W Ashton

Male12 August 1872–16 March 1942

Brief Life History of Thomas W

When Thomas W Ashton was born on 12 August 1872, in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joshua Ashton Sr., was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Woolley, was 20. He married Cynthia Lorena Morey on 10 July 1893, in Woodruff, Rich, Utah, United States. He lived in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Springville Election Precinct, Utah, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 16 March 1942, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas W Ashton
1872–1942
Cynthia Lorena Morey
1870–1935
Marriage: 10 July 1893

Sources (12)

  • Thomas W Ashton in household of Silas W Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas W. Ashton, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Thomas Woolley Ashton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1893Woodruff, Rich, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 8

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 24

    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.

    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.

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