Walter T Askey

1892–1977 (Age 84)
Queens, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Walter T

When Walter T Askey was born on 6 November 1892, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Robert L. Askey, was 42 and his mother, Phebe A. Furnwall, was 37. He married Bertha Louise Ballou in 1911, in Rockland, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States in 1891. He died in May 1977, in West Seneca, West Seneca, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 84.

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Walter T Askey
Bertha Louise Ballou
Marriage: 1911
Robert B Askey
Betty J Askey

Spouse & Children

Rockland, New York, United States


  • Robert B Askey


  • Betty J Askey


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert L. Askey


  • Phebe A. Furnwall




  • Female1875–1943Female

  • William H Askey


  • Maud Estelle Askey


  • Robert Askey


  • Edith Askey


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 21

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Northern English:1. from an early Middle English personal name of Scandinavian origin, related to Old Danish Aski, a derivative of askr ‘ash tree’. 2. variant of Askew .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Askey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter E Askey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter T Askey, "United States Census, 1920"

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