James Bennet Ashby

1889–1949 (Age 59)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Bennet

When James Bennet Ashby was born on 11 August 1889, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Ashby, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Dover, was 42. He married Clara K Laskey on 19 June 1909, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Cicero, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. In 1920, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as switchman. He died on 16 July 1949, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook, Illinois, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Bennet Ashby
Clara K Laskey
Marriage: 19 June 1909
Richard Ashby

Spouse & Children

19 June 1909
Kane, Illinois, United States


  • Richard Ashby


Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Ashby


  • Elizabeth Dover




  • Mary Ashby


  • William Ashby


  • Fredrick Joseph Ashby


  • Joseph Ashby




+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 3

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 16

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • James Ashby in household of William Laskey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James B Ashby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James B Ashby, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.