William Henry Askey

1876–1955 (Age 79)
Lewisville, Denton, Texas, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Askey was born on 14 February 1876, his father, John Walter Askey, was 31 and his mother, Eliza Jane Record, was 47. He had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with Martha Elizabeth Burns. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Wise, Texas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 28 May 1955, in Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Wise, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Askey
Martha Elizabeth Burns
Martha E Askey
Amy May Askey
Marvin W Askey
Nettie Lee Askey
Minnie Ada Askey
William Alvin Askey
Frannie P Askey
Vernon Askey

Spouse & Children



  • Martha E Askey


  • Female1898–1985Female

  • Marvin W Askey


  • Nettie Lee Askey


  • Minnie Ada Askey


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • John Walter Askey


  • Eliza Jane Record




World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Henry Askey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Henry Askey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Askey, "United States Census, 1920"

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