Essie May Ash

1885–1979 (Age 94)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Essie May

When Essie May Ash was born on 9 June 1885, in Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Frances Ash, was 28 and her mother, Laura A. Pennell, was 23. She married Harvey Clement Day on 27 September 1909, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 October 1979, in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Essie May Ash
Harvey Clement Day
Marriage: 27 September 1909
Ellis Wayne Day

Spouse & Children

27 September 1909
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States


  • Ellis Wayne Day


Parents & Siblings

  • Jacob Frances Ash


  • Laura A. Pennell




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 25

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Essie M Day in household of Harvey C Day, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Essie M Day in household of Harvey C Day, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Essie M Day in household of Harvey C Day, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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