William Alexander Askey

1876–1944 (Age 67)
Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Alexander

When William Alexander Askey was born on 6 August 1876, in Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Alexander Askey, was 21 and his mother, Christina Jean Kephart, was 20. He married Maggie Pearl Hall on 17 February 1916, in Elk Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Falls Creek, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 18 July 1944, in DuBois, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67.

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William Alexander Askey
Maggie Pearl Hall
Marriage: 17 February 1916

Spouse & Children

17 February 1916
Elk Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Alexander Askey


  • Christina Jean Kephart




World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Northern English:1. from an early Middle English personal name of Scandinavian origin, related to Old Danish Aski, a derivative of askr ‘ash tree’. 2. variant of Askew .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William A Askey in household of William A Askey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William A Askey in household of William A Askey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Askey in household of William Askey, "United States Census, 1880"

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