Etta May Thomas

18 March 1873–1954 (Age 80)
Wayne, Ohio, United States

The Life of Etta May

When Etta May Thomas was born on 18 March 1873, in Wayne, Ohio, United States, her father, Abraham E. Thomas, was 39 and her mother, Mary Jane Trego, was 37. She married Fred Wilmer Ashwill on 4 August 1892, in Richland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1935 and North Olmsted, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died in 1954, in Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, Knox, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Wilmer Ashwill
1866–1939
Etta May Thomas
1873–1954
Marriage: 4 August 1892
Florence Marie Ashwell
1893–1955
Jimmy Ashwill
–1895
Thomas Ashwill
1898–1956
Paul Newton Ashwell
1912–1991
Donald B Ashwell
1913–1913
Doris B Ashwell
1913–1913

Spouse and Children

    Fred Wilmer Ashwill

    Male1866–1939Male

    Female1873–1954Female

MARRIAGE
4 August 1892
Richland, Ohio, United States
children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

    Abraham E. Thomas

    Male1833–1909Male

    Mary Jane Trego

    Female1836–1919Female

siblings

(10)

    Emery Thomas

    Male1857–Male

    Charles Thomas

    Male1858–Male

    Sarah Thomas

    Female1859–1870Female

    William Harley Thomas

    Male1862–1929Male

    Male1864–1952Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Euclid Avenue Opera House

Age 2

The Euclid Avenue Opera House was the most popular theater in Cleveland at the time. It was home to a 1,638-seat auditorium and was constantly filled. In 1922 the building was demolished to make room for a Kresge store. The original chandelier hangs in the shop that now occupies the site.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.

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Sources (3)

  • Etta M Ashwell in household of Fred Ashwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Etta Ashwill in household of Thomas E Ashwill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Etta Ashwill in household of Fredrick Ashwill, "United States Census, 1920"

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