William Harrison Askey

1881–1943 (Age 61)
Allegany, Maryland, United States

The Life of William Harrison

When William Harrison Askey was born in April 1881, in Allegany, Maryland, United States, his father, John Somerville Askey, was 23 and his mother, Harriett Yost, was 21. He married Christiana Adela Hast on 15 September 1903, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election District 25 Pekin, Allegany, Maryland, United States in 1900. He died on 26 February 1943, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Askey
Christiana Adela Hast
Marriage: 15 September 1903
Verna Askey
Mary Catherine Askey

Spouse & Children

15 September 1903
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Somerville Askey


  • Harriett Yost




  • Male1881–1943Male

  • Daniel Askey


  • David Lauder Askey


  • Sarah M Askey


  • Jane N Askey


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Northern English:1. from an early Middle English personal name of Scandinavian origin, related to Old Danish Aski, a derivative of askr ‘ash tree’. 2. variant of Askew .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Askey in household of John Askey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Askey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Askey, "United States Census, 1920"

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