Rozilla Elzira Ashcraft

1853–1934 (Age 81)
Eagle Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rozilla Elzira

When Rozilla Elzira Ashcraft was born on 16 June 1853, in Eagle Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, her father, John James Madison Ashcraft, was 26 and her mother, Clarissa Swiger, was 22. She married Thomas F Smith on 18 February 1874, in Shelby, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1853 and Oconee, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 28 December 1934, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Rozilla Elzira Ashcraft
Thomas F Smith
Marriage: 18 February 1874
Lola Smith
Lily M Smith
Daisy Estella Smith
Bertha F. Smith

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18 February 1874
Shelby, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 3

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Ashcroft .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rosa Smith in household of T F Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rosa Smith in household of T F Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rose E Ashcraft in entry for Jay Baldwin Guill and Daisy Estella Smith, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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