Lou Elton Ashby

25 May 1917–25 April 1994 (Age 76)
Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lou Elton

When Lou Elton Ashby was born on 25 May 1917, in Ohio, Kentucky, United States, her father, Chester Ashby, was 33 and her mother, Bertha Kuykendall, was 25. She married Lester P Gardner on 3 December 1947, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. She died on 25 April 1994, in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Klamath Memorial Park, Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon, United States.

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Lester P Gardner
Lou Elton Ashby
Marriage: 3 December 1947

Spouse and Children

3 December 1947
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Chester Ashby






    Lenetta Ashby


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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.

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