Amanda Ann Onstott

11 September 1876–4 February 1955 (Age 78)
Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of Amanda Ann

When Amanda Ann Onstott was born on 11 September 1876, in Hill, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas H B Onstott, was 34 and her mother, Nancy Elizabeth Merritt, was 32. She married William Thornton Ashcraft on 21 June 1894, in Hill, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Hill, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1955. She died on 4 February 1955, in Kaufman, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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William Thornton Ashcraft
Amanda Ann Onstott
Marriage: 21 June 1894
Flora S Ashcroft
Lorena Siberia Ashcraft
Robert T Ashcraft
Winnie Mae Ashcraft

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21 June 1894
Hill, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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

1 Probably an altered spelling of Onstad .2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Amstad, a topographic name from Middle High German an, am ‘at (the)’ + stade ‘bank’, ‘shore’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda M Ashcroft in household of William T Ashcroft, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mindy Ashcroft in household of Wm T Ashcroft, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amanda Onstott in entry for Winnie Mae Matthews, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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