Mary Zelma Ashcroft

1921–1987 (Age 65)
Widtsoe, Garfield, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Zelma

When Mary Zelma Ashcroft was born on 23 May 1921, in Widtsoe, Garfield, Utah, United States, her father, Josiah Emer Ashcroft, was 55 and her mother, Arrilla Hamblin, was 34. She married William Floyd Deets on 14 November 1942. She died on 6 February 1987, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mary Zelma Ashcroft
William Floyd Deets
Marriage: 14 November 1942

Spouse & Children

14 November 1942

Parents & Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Dedicated

Age 6

The dedication of the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on October 23, 1927. The temple was dedicated by Heber J. Grant.

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Bull Snake

My Grandmother, Mary Zelma Ashcroft, was married to a military man. Consequently, she would spend months on end as the only parent in a household with five children, four of them rambunctious boys. Sh …

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Sources (3)

  • Zelma Ashcroft in household of Arrilla Ashcroft, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Zelma Ashcroft in household of Joseph Udahl, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Zelma Ashcroft, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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