William John Askey

1912–1992 (Age 79)
Oxford, Furnas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of William John

When William John Askey was born on 9 December 1912, in Oxford, Furnas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Manderson " Mann" Askey, was 29 and his mother, Jessie Ellen Quinn, was 23. He married Esther Jane Stump on 14 August 1933. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Spring Grove Township, Harlan, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 30 May 1992, in Daly City, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hayward, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Askey
Esther Jane Stump
Marriage: 14 August 1933
William Lloyd Askey

Spouse & Children

14 August 1933
Norton, Norton, Kansas, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Manderson " Mann" Askey


  • Jessie Ellen Quinn




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 1

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 22

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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 J Askey in household of Marvin Askey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William John Askey in entry for William Lloyd Askey and Cynthia Lee Davis Skinner, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"
  • William J Askey in entry for William Lloyd Askey and Judy May Smith, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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