Edna Ashby

1880–1973 (Age 92)
Texas, United States

The Life of Edna

When Edna Ashby was born on 9 October 1880, in Texas, United States, her father, John Peyton Ashby, was 25 and her mother, Martha Ann "Mattie" Jones, was 17. She married Chris Moyers on 25 December 1898, in Rusk Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 11 April 1973, in Rusk, Texas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Duncan Cemetery, Rusk, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edna Ashby
Chris Moyers
Marriage: 25 December 1898
Vera Moyers
Jewel Moyers

Spouse & Children

25 December 1898
Rusk Land District, Texas, United States


  • Female1900–1986Female

  • Jewel Moyers


Parents & Siblings

  • John Peyton Ashby


  • Martha Ann "Mattie" Jones




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 1

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 25

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

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)

  • Edna Moyers in household of C C Moyers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edna Moyers in household of Chris Moyers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Moyers in household of Criss C Moyers, "United States Census, 1930"

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