Ella Mae Ashby

1905–1976 (Age 71)
Sabine, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Ella Mae

When Ella Mae Ashby was born on 10 May 1905, in Sabine, Louisiana, United States, her father, Adolphus D. Ashby, was 24 and her mother, Mattie Belle Bruce, was 22. She married James Horace Murray on 29 May 1924, in Sabine, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ouachita, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and Ward Seven, Sabine, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 1 June 1976, in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.

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Ella Mae Ashby
James Horace Murray
Marriage: 29 May 1924
James Murray
Bill Murray
Mattie Sue " Pat" Murray

Spouse & Children

29 May 1924
Sabine, Louisiana, United States


  • James Murray


  • Bill Murray


  • Female1936–1994Female

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1902–1977Female

  • Jesse Clarence Ashby


  • Female1905–1976Female

  • William Thomas Ashby


  • Adolphus D. Ashby Jr


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Ella Mae Murray in household of J H Murray, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eller M Ashbey in household of A Dolphs Ashbey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella Mae Murray in household of James H Murray, "United States Census, 1940"

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