William Elmer Askey

1861–1948 (Age 86)
Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Elmer

When William Elmer Askey was born on 1 November 1861, in Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James H Askey, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Smith, was 25. He married Jessie Wilmina Maitland on 3 October 1886, in Venango, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Venango, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 February 1948, in Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Rockland, Venango, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elmer Askey
Jessie Wilmina Maitland
Marriage: 3 October 1886
Ernest Edgar Askey
John Maitland Askey
Edith Florence Askey

Spouse & Children

3 October 1886
Venango, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James H Askey


  • Mary Jane Smith




  • Clara Louise Askey


  • Mary J Askey


  • Male1861–1948Male

  • Edwin Nelson Askey


  • Jennie Elizabeth Askey


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 2

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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 in household of James Askey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William E Hakey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William E Askey, "United States Census, 1940"

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