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
1879–1944
Charles Alma Ashby
1877–1936
Marriage: 11 January 1899
Charles Prosser Ashby
1902–1980
Clarence Ezra Ashby
1904–1995
Delbert George Ashby
1905–2001
Newell Benjamin Ashby
1907–1981
Edwin John Ashby
1909–1984
Thelma Ann Ashby
1911–1913
Nathalia Ashby
1913–1978
Hiett Vernon Ashby
1915–2003
Grant Alvin Ashby
1917–2014
Eldon Pershing Ashby
1919–2002

Spouse & Children

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

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siblings

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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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