Edward Morris Ashton

Brief Life History of Edward Morris

When Edward Morris Ashton was born on 12 January 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Edward Treharne Ashton, was 23 and his mother, Effie Walker Morris, was 20. He married Nancy Louisa Ashby Badger on 15 October 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 18 October 1963, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Morris Ashton
Nancy Louisa Ashby Badger
Marriage: 15 October 1902
Morris Badger Ashton
Virginia Louise Ashton
Beatrice Ashton
Richard Edward Ashton
David Badger Ashton
John Hammond Ashton
Mary Ruth Ashton

Sources (54)

  • Edward M Ashton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Edward M. Ashton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Edward Moris Ashton, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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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