Maurice Cavileer Ashley

3 July 1863–1 September 1953 (Age 90)
Port Republic, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Maurice Cavileer

When Maurice Cavileer Ashley was born on 3 July 1863, in Port Republic, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, his father, David Blackman Ashley, was 22 and his mother, Almira Cavileer, was 27. He married Harriet Cora Mead on 30 August 1888, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Middletown, Orange, New York, United States for about 20 years and Wappinger, Dutchess, New York, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1899. He died on 1 September 1953, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Wappingers Falls, Wappinger, Dutchess, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Maurice Cavileer Ashley
Harriet Cora Mead
Marriage: 30 August 1888
Rhea Evalyn Ashley
Reta Lesely Ashley

Spouse and Children

30 August 1888
Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Blackman Ashley


    Almira Cavileer




    Ralph Ashley



    Bertram Ashley


    Winifred Ashley


    Nodora Ashley


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 16

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 27

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Manuel C Ashley in household of David B Ashley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Maurice Ashly, "New Jersey State Census, 1865"
  • Marice Ashley in household of David Ashley, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"

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