Martha Jane Prosser

1879–1944 (Age 64)
Quebec, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Prosser was born on 29 November 1879, in Quebec, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Prosser, was 20 and her mother, Jane Butte, was 21. She married Charles Alma Ashby on 11 January 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 7, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1944. She died on 4 March 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sandy City Cemetery, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha Jane Prosser
Charles Alma Ashby
Marriage: 11 January 1899
Charles Prosser Ashby
Clarence Ezra Ashby
Delbert George Ashby
Newell Benjamin Ashby
Edwin John Ashby
Thelma Ann Ashby
Nathalia Ashby
Hiett Vernon Ashby
Grant Alvin Ashby
Eldon Pershing Ashby

Spouse & Children

11 January 1899
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1883 · First Telephone in Bountiful

Age 4

The first telephone in Bountiful was hooked up in the home of Richard Duerden, a shop owner and prominent business man in northern Utah. It was used to communicate between businesses in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhosier ‘son of Roger’ ( see Roger ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Jane Prosser in household of John Prosser, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Martha Ashley in household of Jane Cox, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha P Ashly in household of Charles A Ashly, "United States Census, 1910"

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