Robert L. Ashby

1880–1970 (Age 90)
Holden, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Robert L.

When Robert L. Ashby was born on 29 December 1880, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, his father, William Hardin Ashby, was 41 and his mother, Nancy Maria Badger, was 34. He married Hannah Cropper on 3 June 1903, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1917. His occupation is listed as fur farmer in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 14 December 1970, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert L. Ashby
Hannah Cropper
Marriage: 3 June 1903
Ruth Ashby
Althea Ashby
Nancy Lucretia Ashby
Mary Ena Ashby
Robert Morrell Ashby
William Cropper Ashby
Eda Alene Ashby
Susan Bonna Ashby
Armis Joseph Ashby
Richard Land Ashby

Spouse & Children

3 June 1903
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 16

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

Age 24

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert L Ashby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert L Ashby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • R L Ashby, "United States Census, 1940"

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