Catherine E Ashby (1874 - 1973)

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Richland, Baker County, Oregon

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Mary Ashby, Illinois

Mary Ashby, Illinois

Violet Louisa Jane (Appleton) Ashby

Violet Louisa Jane (Appleton) Ashby

Violet Louisa Jane Ashby nee Appleton

Violet Louisa Jane Ashby nee Appleton

Reginald Thomas Ashby

Reginald Thomas Ashby

Elizabeth Mann Almond Ashby

Elizabeth Mann Almond Ashby

General Ashby In Action

General Ashby In Action

Brigader General Turner Ashby

Brigader General Turner Ashby

Indianapolis School 62

Indianapolis School 62

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1874 - In the year that Catherine E Ashby was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

1892 - At the age of 18 years old, Catherine was alive when on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

1915 - When she was 41 years old, the Superior Court in Fulton County Georgia accepted the charter for the establishment of the new Ku Klux Klan, succeeding the Klan that flourished in the South in the late 1800's. This iteration of the Klan adopted white clothing and used many of the code words from the first Klan, adding cross burnings and mass marches in an attempt to intimidate others.

1968 - She was 94 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

1973 - In the year of Catherine E Ashby's passing, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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Catherine E Ashby died on May 15, 1973 at 98 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Catherine. She was born on November 20, 1874. There is no information about Catherine's family or relationships. We know that Catherine E Ashby had been residing in Richland, Baker County, Oregon.

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