Frank Odell Asbury

Male5 February 1901–31 October 1923

Brief Life History of Frank Odell

When Frank Odell Asbury was born on 5 February 1901, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Joseph Fleming Asbury, was 27 and his mother, Laura Emma Whitaker, was 32. He lived in Madison, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1919. In 1923, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as cook. He died on 31 October 1923, in Dawson Springs, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Joseph Fleming Asbury
Laura Emma Whitaker
Etta Lee Asbury
Eva Marie Asbury
Frank Odell Asbury
Joseph Asbury

Sources (15)

  • Frank O Asbury, „United States Census, 1920“
  • Frank O. Asbury, „Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965“
  • Frank O Asbury, "United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 3

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 7

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning


variant of Astbury , a habitational name from Astbury in Cheshire, named from Old English ēast ‘east’ + byrig, dative of burh ‘manor, fortified place’. As a surname it also appears with final -berry (compare Asberry ).

habitational name from either of two places, Ashborough in Bromsgrove (Worcestershire) or Ashbury in Devon, derived from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + beorg ‘hill’ (the former name) and byrig, dative of burh ‘manor, fortified place’ (the latter name). It may also derive from Ashbury in Berkshire, but there is insufficient evidence to be sure that the surname derives from the Berkshire place.

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

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