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
Mary Asher
Marriage: 1915
David Eugene Coldiron
William Dean Coldiron
Dewey Aubrey Coldiron
Elmer Doyle Coldiron

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Elder David Asher


    Jane Ann Bales




    Lucy Catherine Asher


    John Asher



    Emma Asher


    Mollie or Mellie Asher


+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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