Herbert Wassall Ashby

1890–1918 (Age 28)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Herbert Wassall

When Herbert Wassall Ashby was born on 11 April 1890, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Willard Augustus Ashby, was 36 and his mother, Jennie E. Wassall, was 35. He lived in Salem Ward 2, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910. He died on 17 October 1918, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 28.

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Willard Augustus Ashby
Jennie E. Wassall
Herbert Wassall Ashby

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World Events (7)

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1901 · St Nicholas Orthodox Church and Rectory

Age 11

St. Nicholas Orthodox church and rectory was built in 1908. It is a wood framed building with a cross shaped spire, built for immigrants from Eastern Europe. It would years later that the rectory was built on it

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Herbert W Ashely in household of Jennie Ashely, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Herbert Ashby in household of Jennie Ashby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herbert W Ashby, "Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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