William Earl Ashley

10 August 1922–18 October 2009 (Age 87)
Ware Shoals, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Earl

When William Earl Ashley was born on 10 August 1922, in Ware Shoals, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jessie Thomas Ashley Jr., was 51 and his mother, Florence Lillian Odell, was 34. He lived in Walnut Grove Township, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States in 1940 and Honea Path, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 2009. He died on 18 October 2009, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ware Shoals, Greenwood, South Carolina, United States.

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William Earl Ashley
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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 23

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Ashley in household of J T Ashley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Ashley in household of Jessie T Ashley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr Bill Ashley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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