Elizabeth Mattie Ash

1914–1997 (Age 83)
Henderson, Texas, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Mattie

Elizabeth Mattie Ash was born on 1 July 1914. She married James Polk Maxwell on 23 December 1938, in Texas, United States. She lived in Rusk, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Rusk, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 3 December 1997, in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States, at the age of 83.

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Elizabeth Mattie Ash
1914–1997
James Polk Maxwell
1910–1989
Marriage: 23 December 1938

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
23 December 1938
Texas, United States

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Elizabeth Maxwell in household of James P Maxwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Ash in entry for Lila Elaine Maxwell, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Elizabeth Mattie Ash in entry for James Paul Maxwell, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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