Hazel Eleanor LeHew

1891–1987 (Age 95)
McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Hazel Eleanor

When Hazel Eleanor LeHew was born on 7 October 1891, in McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska, United States, her father, Calmar Oswin LeHew, was 23 and her mother, Jessie Montague, was 23. She married Joseph H Ashby on 30 June 1916, in Denver, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Denver, Colorado, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1987, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States.

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Hazel Eleanor LeHew
Joseph H Ashby
Marriage: 30 June 1916
Betty LeHew Ashby
Paul D. Ashby

Spouse & Children

30 June 1916
Denver, Colorado, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Calmar Oswin LeHew


  • Female1867–1968Female



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1901 · City Hall Built

Age 10

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of French Lehu(e), Leheu, Leheut, or Leheux, a nickname or metonymic occupational name, from Old French hos, hues ‘boot’, with the suffix le.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hazel E Le Hew in household of Calmar O Le Hew, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hazel Ashby in household of Joseph H Ashby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hazel Ashby in household of Joseph H Ashby, "United States Census, 1940"

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