James Astle Sr.

6 June 1869–11 December 1951 (Age 82)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Astle Sr. was born on 6 June 1869, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Astle, was 49 and his mother, Mary Atkin, was 32. He married Elizabeth M Mayhew on 16 February 1896, in New York City, New York County, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 11 December 1951, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Astle Sr.
Elizabeth M Mayhew
Marriage: 16 February 1896
Charles Mayhew Astle Sr.
Grace Astle
Bertha Astle
Richard Mayhew Astle
Winnifred Astle
James Astle Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1896New York City, New York County, New York, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 15
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire called Astle, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + hyll ‘hill’. There may also have been some confusion with Asthall and Astley . Or occasionally this may be a topographic name denoting residence on an ‘east hill’ (from Middle English ast + hill or hull), i.e. a hill to the east of a settlement.English: perhaps also a habitational name from Astwell, Northamptonshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + wielle ‘spring’.English: habitational name from Asthall, Oxfordshire, from Old English ēast ‘east’ + halh ‘nook’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Short handwritten autobiography

    I was 9 years on March 14 – in June of the same year I with my Mother, Bro. Jim and Sister Alice left England for America. The boat we sailed on made the trip in 7 days; that was the shortest time a …

    Sources (34)

    • James Astle, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Astle, "United States Census, 1910"
    • James Astle in entry for James Astle and Evelyn Quist, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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