Herbert H Ashby

1897–1961 (Age 64)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Herbert H

When Herbert H Ashby was born on 11 January 1897, in Indiana, United States, his father, Edward A Ashby, was 23 and his mother, Carrie Farmer, was 18. He married Frances Bensinger or Benson on 10 July 1920, in Marion, Indiana, United States. He lived in Monroe Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 9 April 1961, in Oakland City, Gibson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Oakland City, Gibson, Indiana, United States.

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Herbert H Ashby
Frances Bensinger or Benson
Marriage: 10 July 1920

Spouse & Children

10 July 1920
Marion, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1873–1959Male

  • Carrie Farmer




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 3

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 19

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 Ashby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herbert H Ashby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herbert Ashby in household of E A Ashby, "United States Census, 1910"

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