John William Astry

1890–1955 (Age 65)
Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Astry was born on 21 October 1890, in Salem Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, his father, David W Astry, was 28 and his mother, Eva D Spencer, was 20. He had at least 2 daughters with Letha Cole. He lived in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Salem, Perry Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States for about 5 years. He died on 9 October 1955, in Ontario, Canada, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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John William Astry
Letha Cole
Dorothy Astry
Leah Jeannette Astry

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • David W Astry


  • Eva D Spencer




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.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 16

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Indian: Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).

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

Sources (3)

  • John W Astry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jno W Astry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Astry, "United States Census, 1940"

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