Walter Ashton

1907–1948 (Age 41)

The Life of Walter

When Walter Ashton was born in 1907, his father, John Oswald Ashton, was 41 and his mother, Catherine Waugh, was 35. He married Phyllis Irene Caroline Tisch on 7 September 1925, in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1948, at the age of 41, and was buried in Norway.

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Walter Ashton
Phyllis Irene Caroline Tisch
Marriage: 7 September 1925
George Walter Ashton
Leslie Ronald Ashton
Jocelyn Caroline Ashton
Albert Charles Ashton
Ruth Irene Ashton

Spouse and Children

7 September 1925
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand


Parents and Siblings

    John Oswald Ashton


    Catherine Waugh




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Birth year of Sonja Henie. She was an Olympic figure skater and a movie star. She won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies' figure skater.
1913 · Gerhard Naeseth

Age 6

Birth year of Gerhard Naeseth Well-known Genealogist who specialized in Norwegian-Americans and Norwegian immigration. Director and founder of the Vesterheim Genealogical Center, now called the Norwegian-American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin.
1923 · Naming Law

Age 16

Naming Law adopted in Norway when each family was required to have a surname. They couldn't use patronymics. It could be either the husband's or wife's family name.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, especially Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester. Most are named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + tūn ‘settlement’; the one in Northamptonshire is (æt þǣm) æscum ‘(at the) ash trees’. Others have been assimilated to this from different sources. The one in Devon is ‘the settlement (tūn) of Æschere’, while the one in Hertfordshire is ‘the settlement of Ælli’.

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

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