Mary Asher

21 February 1893–8 July 1953 (Age 60)
Laurel, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Asher was born on 21 February 1893, in Laurel, Kentucky, United States, her father, Elder David Asher, was 25 and her mother, Jane Ann Bales, was 24. She married John Smith Coldiron in 1915. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1930 and Hoquiam Election Precinct, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 8 July 1953, in Menlo Park, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith Coldiron
1893–1971
Mary Asher
1893–1953
Marriage: 1915
David Eugene Coldiron
1916–2006
William Dean Coldiron
1917–2015
Dewey Aubrey Coldiron
1920–2012
Elmer Doyle Coldiron
1922–1977

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1915
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Elder David Asher

    Male1868–1936Male

    Jane Ann Bales

    Female1868–1906Female

siblings

(11)

    Lucy Catherine Asher

    Female1887–1941Female

    John Asher

    Male1889–Male

    Female1893–1953Female

    Emma Asher

    Female1894–Female

    Mollie or Mellie Asher

    Female1894–Female

+6 More Children

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.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 4

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
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

1 English (mainly Sussex and Hampshire): topographic name denoting someone dwelling by an ash tree, from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + the habitational suffix -er.2 Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Asher ‘blessed’.3 Americanized spelling of German Ascher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mollie Coldiron in household of John Coldiron, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Coldiron in household of John S Coldiron, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Ellen Coldiron in household of John S Coldiron, "United States Census, 1940"

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