Zerma A Shelley

18 June 1898–18 September 1989 (Age 91)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Zerma A

When Zerma A Shelley was born on 18 June 1898, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, her father, Edward Franklin Shelley, was 33 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway, was 26. She married Leonard Samuel Ashworth on 18 June 1923, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. She lived in Washington Township, Preble, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Dixon Township, Preble, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1989, in Centerville, Center Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Eaton, Preble, Ohio, United States.

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Leonard Samuel Ashworth
Zerma A Shelley
Marriage: 18 June 1923

Spouse and Children

18 June 1923
Wayne, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Franklin Shelley


    Mary Elizabeth Ridgeway




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 8

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Sussex, Suffolk, Essex, and West Yorkshire, all so named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jerma Ashworth in household of Lenard Ashworth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jerma Ashworth in household of Leonard Ashworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Zerma A Shelley in household of Edward F Shelley, "United States Census, 1920"

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