Elizabeth Maud Ash

1886–1952 (Age 66)
California, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Maud

When Elizabeth Maud Ash was born in January 1886, in California, United States, her father, John Greenwood Ash, was 33 and her mother, Alferetta Melissa Goodwin, was 21. She married John Francis O'Donnell Jr on 3 May 1905, in Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States. She lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1900. She died on 13 June 1952, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 66.

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Elizabeth Maud Ash
John Francis O'Donnell Jr
Marriage: 3 May 1905

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3 May 1905
Colfax, Whitman, Washington, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).2 In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne , with the same meaning.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul ( see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot ( see Eisenstadt ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Bessie M Ash in household of John G Ash, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Unknown, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Bessie Maud Ash, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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