John Mills Ashton

18 August 1850–26 May 1925 (Age 74)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Mills

When John Mills Ashton was born on 18 August 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Thomas Ashton, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Eleanor Mills, was 22. He married Martha Delilah Hooks on 24 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 26 May 1925, in Pleasant View, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mills Ashton
Martha Delilah Hooks
Marriage: 24 October 1876
Sarah Elizabeth Ashton
John Thomas Ashton
Martha Jane Ashton
Charles Henry Ashton
Zella Vilate Ashton
Ida Delilah Ashton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 7
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 20
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John Mills Ashton History by Ida Ercanbrack

    John Mills Ashton by his daughter Ida A. Ercanbrack 1957 John Mills Ashton was born in Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, …

    Sources (24)

    • Jno M Aston in household of Davd Cluff, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John M. Ashton in entry for Martha Delilah Ashton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John M Ashton, "United States Census, 1920"

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