Harrison Winton Askew

10 February 1893–7 October 1953 (Age 60)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Harrison Winton

When Harrison Winton Askew was born on 10 February 1893, in Ohio, United States, his father, Harrison Winton Askew, was 27 and his mother, Jessie May Cramer, was 23. He married Elizabeth Cooper on 12 March 1915, in Fresno, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in College Hill, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Judicial Township 13, Fresno, California, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 October 1953, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in El Encinal Cemetery, Monterey, Monterey, California, United States.

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Harrison Winton Askew
Elizabeth Cooper
Marriage: 12 March 1915
Frank Harrison Askew
Donald Frederick Askew
Ray C. Askew
Earl Lee Askew
Marie Jessie Askew

Spouse and Children

12 March 1915
Fresno, California, United States


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    Harrison Winton Askew





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 13

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire named Aiskew, from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + skógr ‘wood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harrison Askew, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harrison Askew, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harrison W Askew Jr., "United States Census, 1920"

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