John Arthur Ashbrook

26 April 1902–8 October 1975 (Age 73)
Russell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Arthur

When John Arthur Ashbrook was born on 26 April 1902, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, his father, Berry Smith Ashbrook, was 44 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Burden, was 41. He married Olza Gladys Smith on 26 September 1925, in Russell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Russell Springs, Russell, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 4, Russell, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 8 October 1975, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Russell Springs, Russell, Kentucky, United States.

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John Arthur Ashbrook
Olza Gladys Smith
Marriage: 26 September 1925
Luther Smith Ashbrook
Lutha Marie Ashbrook
Lela Ashbrook

Spouse and Children

26 September 1925
Russell, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 2

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Estbroce, from Old English ēast + brōc ‘nook’.2 In some instances, the surname may be a literal translation of German Eschbach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Ashbrooks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Ashbrook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John A Ashbrook in household of Berry S Ashbrook, "United States Census, 1910"

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