James Ashworth (1878 - 1967)

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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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George Andrew Ashworth, Jr.

George Andrew Ashworth, Jr.

Sephus Ashworth

Sephus Ashworth

Curtis Ray Ashworth

Curtis Ray Ashworth

Linnet Estelle (Ashworth) Aitchison

Linnet Estelle (Ashworth) Aitchison

Margaret & Jeannie Brown

Margaret & Jeannie Brown

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Hugh "Huey" Ashworth

Hugh "Huey" Ashworth

Sadie B. Ashworth Neff

Sadie B. Ashworth Neff

Ashworth's Drug Store

Ashworth's Drug Store

Corran and pilots

Corran and pilots

Hannah Mooney Ashworth

Hannah Mooney Ashworth

Cornelius C. Ashworth

Cornelius C. Ashworth

Corran Ashworth in front of airplane

Corran Ashworth in front of airplane

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Arthur and Corran Ashworth George Andrew Ashworth, Jr. Sephus Ashworth Curtis Ray Ashworth

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1878 - In the year that James Ashworth was born, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

1898 - He was 20 years old when on February 15th, the USS Maine exploded and sank in Havana harbor. The reason for the explosion has never been found, but it killed 266 men. "Remember the Maine" became a rallying cry and precipitated the United States' declaration of war on Spain two months later - the beginning of the Spanish-American War. On December 10th, the war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty gave the U.S. Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam - for $20 million - and, temporarily, Cuba.

1907 - By the time he was 29 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1946 - He was 68 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

1967 - In the year of James Ashworth's passing, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

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James Ashworth died in January 1967 at 88 years old. There is no listed cause of death for James. He was born on June 29, 1878. There is no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Ashworth had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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