Priscilla Maria Ashman

Female4 April 1858–16 February 1936

Brief Life History of Priscilla Maria

When Priscilla Maria Ashman was born on 4 April 1858, in Mount Carmel, Springfield Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States, her father, James Ashman, was 26 and her mother, Maria Mobbs, was 27. She married John Alvin Hillstead on 1 May 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 16 February 1936, in Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John Alvin Hillstead
Priscilla Maria Ashman
Marriage: 1 May 1876
Louie Hillstead
Ella Hillstead
John Alvin Hillstead
Ada Hillstead
Mabel Hillstead
Leslie Gray Hillstead

Sources (41)

  • Maria Priscilla Buckle, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Maria P Buckle in household of Robert A Canham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maria P. Hillstead, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

    Age 9

    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Asman, Ashman (Old English Æscmann, probably originally a byname from æscman ‘shipman, sailor’).

    Americanized form of German Aschmann .

    Americanized form of German and Swiss German Eschmann .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    2-21-1936. Passing of MP Buckle

    Wife of John T Buckle. Daughter is Ada Canham of Venice, California. Article says Mrs. Buckle was daughter of James Ashman and adopted daughter of Mary Ann Ashman.

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