Henry Leon Asbridge

4 February 1913–27 March 1987 (Age 74)
Dyer, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Henry Leon

When Henry Leon Asbridge was born on 4 February 1913, in Dyer, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Luther Asbridge, was 24 and his mother, Lola Mae Burks, was 23. He lived in Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He died on 27 March 1987, in Hesperia, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Robert Luther Asbridge
Lola Mae Burks
Henry Leon Asbridge
Mary Lorraine Asbridge
Troy F Asbridge
Velma May Asbridge

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 18

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Ashbridge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leon Asbridge in household of George Asbridge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry Leon Asbridge, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry Leon Asbridge - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Henry Leon Asbridge

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