Eva S Ashcroft

1895–1981 (Age 85)
Colorado, United States

The Life of Eva S

When Eva S Ashcroft was born on 13 July 1895, in Colorado, United States, her father, Peter Ashcroft, was 34 and her mother, Susan or Susie McDonald, was 26. She married William Jennings Pray on 25 November 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Goshen, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 1 East Moab, Grand, Utah, United States in 1940. She died in February 1981, in Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Eva S Ashcroft
William Jennings Pray
Marriage: 25 November 1915
Eugene William Pray
Ronald G Pray
Aleen Mary Pray

Spouse & Children

25 November 1915
Collbron, Mesa, Colorado, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 6

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eva S Pray in household of William J Pray, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva S Pray in household of Will Pray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eva S Pray in household of William J Pray, "United States Census, 1920"

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