William E Askey

1873–1944 (Age 71)
Oxford, Furnas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of William E

When William E Askey was born on 20 August 1873, in Oxford, Furnas, Nebraska, United States, his father, William Askey, was 34 and his mother, Josephine Phillips, was 21. He married Mary Melissa Murphy on 31 October 1895, in Reserve, Brown, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Emerson Township, Harlan, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 6 December 1944, in Kirkwood, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Kirkwood, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William E Askey
Mary Melissa Murphy
Marriage: 31 October 1895
Richard Carlyle Askey
Ella Mae Askey
Hazel Roena Askey
Mary Gladys Askey
Joanna Milicent Askey

Spouse & Children

31 October 1895
Reserve, Brown, Kansas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William Askey


  • Josephine Phillips




  • Male1873–1944Male

  • Female1876–1955Female

  • Benjamin Richard Askey


  • Charles Williams


  • Albert Henry Askey


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 4

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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 Askey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Askey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William E Askey, "United States Census, 1940"

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