Dudley Joy Ashcroft

Male22 October 1917–17 May 2010

Brief Life History of Dudley Joy

When Dudley Joy Ashcroft was born on 22 October 1917, in Cannonville, Garfield, Utah, United States, his father, Josiah Emer Ashcroft, was 52 and his mother, Arrilla Hamblin, was 31. He married Lola Whiting on 24 October 1939, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Widtsoe, Garfield, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 17 May 2010, in Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dudley Joy Ashcroft
Lola Whiting
Marriage: 24 October 1939
William Rex Ashcroft
Lola Marie Ashcroft

Sources (25)

  • Jay Ashcroft in household of Arilla Hamblin Ashcroft, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Dudley Joy Ashcroft, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Dudley Joy Ashcroft, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1939Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    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.

    1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

    Age 4

    Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

    1942 · The Japanese American internment

    Age 25

    Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Agecroft in Pendlebury, Lancashire. It could also be a topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’.

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

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