Thomas Samuel Askey

1890–1966 (Age 75)
Winterburn, Huston Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thomas Samuel

When Thomas Samuel Askey was born on 31 October 1890, in Winterburn, Huston Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Washington Askey, was 51 and his mother, Ellen Elizabeth Michler, was 39. He married Ruth Jeanette Curtiss on 6 August 1912, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 11 September 1966, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Loyalsock Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas Samuel Askey
Ruth Jeanette Curtiss
Marriage: 6 August 1912
William T Askey
Elynor Askey
Janet M Askey

Spouse & Children

6 August 1912
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States


  • William T Askey


  • Elynor Askey


  • Janet M Askey


Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Washington Askey


  • Ellen Elizabeth Michler




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 15

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Thomas S Askey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas S Askey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Askey in household of Samuel W Askey, "United States Census, 1910"

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