William Anthony Askey

1913–2006 (Age 92)
Clymer, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Anthony

When William Anthony Askey was born on 18 December 1913, in Clymer, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Anthony Askey, was 39 and his mother, Anna Mariah Sibert, was 41. He married Cleo M Lyons on 14 July 1941, in Durham, North Carolina, United States. He died on 20 June 2006, in Nogal, Lincoln, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Southmont, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Anthony Askey
Cleo M Lyons
Marriage: 14 July 1941

Spouse & Children

14 July 1941
Durham, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1873–1950Male

  • Anna Mariah Sibert




  • Female1900–1994Female

  • Leonard Askey


  • Josephine Askey


  • Leona Askey


  • Female1909–1976Female

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation

Age 10

Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 27

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Name Meaning

Northern English:1. from an early Middle English personal name of Scandinavian origin, related to Old Danish Aski, a derivative of askr ‘ash tree’. 2. variant of Askew .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Askey in household of Anthony Askey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Askey in household of Anthony Askey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Askey in household of Anthony Askey, "United States Census, 1930"

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