Thomas McLean Ashwell

16 December 1927–29 December 1985 (Age 58)
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Thomas McLean

When Thomas McLean Ashwell was born on 16 December 1927, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Thomas William Ashwell, was 53 and his mother, Zoa Maud McLean, was 39. He lived in Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Birmingham, Birmingham, Oakland, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 29 December 1985, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58.

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Thomas William Ashwell
Zoa Maud McLean
Gertrude Maud Ashwell
Percy George Ashwell
William Delbert Ashwell
Harold Ross Ashwell
Alice Mae Ashwell
Thomas McLean Ashwell

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, in Essex, Hertfordshire, Rutland, and elsewhere, named Ashwell, from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Thomas M Ashwell in household of Thomas W Ashwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas M Ashwell in household of Thomas W Ashwell, "United States Census, 1930"

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