Esther H. Ash

1913–2004 (Age 90)
Holloway, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Esther H.

When Esther H. Ash was born on 15 August 1913, in Holloway, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, her father, Pearl Gorham Ash, was 27 and her mother, Florence E Green, was 25. She married Howard Franklin Gilman on 28 October 1933, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Macon, Lenawee, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Augusta Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 6 July 2004, in Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Esther H. Ash
Howard Franklin Gilman
Marriage: 28 October 1933
Roy Duane Gilman

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28 October 1933
Lucas, Ohio, United States


  • Roy Duane Gilman


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Esther H Gilman in household of Howard F Gilman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther H Ash in household of Perl G Ash, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esther Ash in household of Pearl Ash, "United States Census, 1920"

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