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Ethel Ashton

Ethel Ashton

Female 1886 - 1954  (67 years)

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  • Name Ethel Ashton 
    Born 7 Nov 1886  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Henry Ashton, 37, farmer, born in Utah. Aldura Ashton, 38, born in Utah. Ethel Ashton, 13, born in Utah. Warren Ashton, 11, born in Utah. Mabel Ashton, 7, born in Utah. Marvin Ashton, 4, born in Utah.
    Census 1920  American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Frank Huggard, 33, farmer, born in Utah. Ethel A. Huggard, 32, born in Utah. Aleta Huggard, 10, born in Utah. Effie Huggard, 8, born in Utah. Mable Huggard, 6, born in Utah. Earl Huggard, 2, born in Utah. Mary Huggard, 1, born in Utah. Frank Huggard, 2 months, born in Utah.
    Census 1930  American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Frank Huggard, 43, farmer, born in Utah. Ethel Huggard, 43, born in Utah. Effie Huggard, 18, born in Utah. Mable Huggard, 16, born in Utah. Earl Huggard, 16, born in Utah. Mary Huggard, 12, born in Utah. Frank Huggard, 10, born in Utah. Blanche Huggard, 8, born in Utah. James Huggard, 4, born in Utah. Max Huggard, 2, born in Utah.
    Died 13 Feb 1954  Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Surname, Name: Ethel Huggard
      Birth Date: 07 November 1886
      Death Date: 13 February 1954
      Cemetery: Af
    Cemetery 16 Feb 1954  American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Fork City Cemetery 402348.6 N 1114781.9 W, grave C-23-8. 
    Buried 16 Feb 1954  American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    • Surname, Name: Ethel Huggard
      Birth Date: 07 November 1886
      Death Date: 13 February 1954
      Cemetery: AF
    Notes 
    • The writer of these lines, had he known Ethel Huggard, could have take his inspiration from the life of this good woman. She truly was a gentlewoman in every sense of the word and as truly did she follow in the footsteps of the Master in going about and doing good. Her gentle manner, her ever sweet smile, her willingness to be of help wherever and whenever she could, will become dearly treasured memories to not only her immediate family but to relatives and friends as well. Her deeds and goodness and kindness will become a monument more precious than any of marble that could be erected to her memory.

      Ethel was of a very retiring nature, quietly filling her niche in life to the best of her ability and asking neither honor nor praise. She has indeed counted "that day lost whose low descending sun, found from her hand no worthy action done".

      As the mother of a large family, her time in caring for her own would ordinarily have been enough, but not for Ethel Huggard. She gave of her love and devotion to her aged invalid mother, who was given the best room in the Huggard home and tenderly nursed and cared for nearly 14 years from 1922 until April 29, 1935 when she passed away at the age of 73. Sister Ashton was confined to a wheel chair with a crippling infirmity, and many, many times has this devoted daughter taken the time to arrange a party or maybe a quilting so her mother could enjoy the company of friends and relatives and chat with them. Often she was seen pushing her mother in the wheel chair to different socials. shows, parades or to a friend's home to visit.

      Her kindness was extended to her husband's father, too, and he often gave he little tokens to show his appreciation. She was good to him, looking out for his comfort and caring for him until he died Dec. 23, 1939 at the age of 83.

      Ethel has been a devoted wife and mother to Frank and their 9 sons and daughters. Her death is the first break in this large family. These loved ones have always come first in Ethel's life. She was always on hand if any of them were sick or needed help she could give. After marriage of the cares, sorrows and joys of each have been hers. She has gone into their homes, maybe doing an ironing, or sewing, mending, cooking or helping with the housework, as the need was. Many is the quart of dill pickles that she has made and given to nearly every one of the children. She has helped more than once by staying night and day to nurse a sick grandchild. She has taken the ones that needed help into her home and cared for them until thy were on their feet again.

      Planning family get togethers and outings has been a delight to this mother, such as going up the canyon or to the parks or at home, so that the family would stay close together.

      When Ethel's large family of children were small and she was caring for her mother and father-in-law, she didn't have too much time to devote to church activity, but she was a faithful attender. In these later years, however, she has loved her Relief Society work. She served faithfully as a visiting teacher and for the past four years has been in charge of planning the lunches served on work days. Her officers never needed to worry on that score. One of the Relief Society officers has said since her passing, "Sister Huggard has sewed miles of carpet rags and quilts. She has pieced numberless quilt blocks and this past year she alone sewed more than three fourths of the welfare sewing assignment".

      Ethel Ashton Huggard was born in Lehi, November 7, 1886, the daughter of Henry and Aldura Hammer Ashton, life long Lehi residents. She was the oldest of eight children, 4 of which died in infancy. Her sister Mable, 29, died when Ethel was 34 1/2 and she missed the companionship of this only sister greatly. She has two brothers, Warren Ashton, Salt Lake City, and marvin Ashton, Lehi. Warren was very ill two years ago, and Ethel made repeated trips to Salt Lake City to visit him.

      When she was 8 she was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints, and took an active part in the Lehi First ward. She completed the 8th grade in Lehi, and then went to work for her grandparents in the old Lehi Hammer Hotel. Later she worked in the Lehi Knitting Factory. Her life has been one of hard work. Her father died when she was 19, having never recovered from injuries sustained in the Lehi Sugar Factory four years before. Being the oldest child, she helped care for her mother and brothers an sister.

      Ethel Ashton and Frank Huggard were married December 2, 1908, in Salt Lake City. They made their first home in Lehi for 3 years and then moved to American Fork where they have since lived. The two oldest daughters were born in Lehi and seven other children blessed their home after coming here.

      For three years, 1942-1945, Sister Huggard worked in the school lunch room in the Harrington School.

      On last Nov. 5th she sustained a stroke which impaired her health. On Feb. 13, 1954 she passed away. She is survived by her husband, five daughters and four sons, Mrs. Elwood Drew (Aleta), Alpine; Mrs. Karl Davis (Effie), American Fork; Mrs. Kenneth Binns (Mable), Ogden; Earl C. Hoggard, Mrs. Mary Johnson, American Fork; Frank A. Huggard, Lehi; Mrs. Glen Ovard (Blanche), Glen James (Jim) Huggard and Max H. Huggard, American Fork. She is survived also by 20 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and the two brothers.


      Dena S. Grant
      Read at the funeral services by Zella Thornton
      Feb. 17, 1954
      First Ward Church, American Fork
    Person ID I35  7_families
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 

    Father Henry Lawrence Ashton, (Twin),   b. 27 Aug 1862, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1907, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Aldura Marie Hammer,   b. 21 Apr 1862, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1935, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1884  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F159706  Group Sheet

    Family Franklin Huggard,   b. 3 Jun 1886, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1969, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1908  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Annie Aleta Huggard,   b. 7 Nov 1909, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1996, Orem, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +2. Effie Marie Huggard,   b. 26 Sep 1911, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1980, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +3. Mabel Elsie Huggard,   b. 10 Sep 1913, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 2000, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Earl Clyde Huggard,   b. 15 Nov 1915, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1986, Lindon, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +5. Mary Myla Huggard,   b. 5 Nov 1917, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1956, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +6. Frank Ashton Huggard,   b. 16 Oct 1919, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 2000, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Blanche Huggard,   b. 30 Sep 1921, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 2012, Highland, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Glen James Huggard,   b. 25 Dec 1925, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2006, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     9. Max Hyrum Huggard,   b. 17 Dec 1927, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1997, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Nov 1886 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Dec 1908 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - American Fork, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - American Fork, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Feb 1954 - Provo, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - American Fork City Cemetery 402348.6 N 1114781.9 W, grave C-23-8. - 16 Feb 1954 - American Fork, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Feb 1954 - American Fork, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ethel Ashton
    Ethel Ashton
    Ethel Ashton
    Ethel Ashton
    Ethel a little later in life.
    Frank and Ethel Huggard family
    Frank and Ethel Huggard family
    Back L-R: Jim, Max, Earl, Frank
    Center: L-R: Blanche, Aleta, Mary
    Front: L-R: Effie, Ethel, Frank, Mabel
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Huggard
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Huggard
    Cousins and Aunt
    Cousins and Aunt
    L-R: Ethel Ashton Huggard, Ann Margaretta Hammer Cox, Inez Hammer Peterson
    Henry and Aldura Hammer Ashton Family
    Henry and Aldura Hammer Ashton Family
    Front L-R: Mabel, Aldura, Marvin, Henry
    Back L-R: Warren, Ethel
    Warren and Ethel Ashton
    Warren and Ethel Ashton

    Documents
    Huggard Home Map
    Huggard Home Map
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Huggard Marriage Certificate
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Huggard Marriage Certificate
    Ethel Ashton Huggard Obituary
    Ethel Ashton Huggard Obituary
    Ethel Ashton Huggard Death Certificate
    Ethel Ashton Huggard Death Certificate
    Frank Huggard and Ethel Ashton Marriage License Announcement
    Frank Huggard and Ethel Ashton Marriage License Announcement
    Frank Huggard Family Chicken Pox Quarantine
    Frank Huggard Family Chicken Pox Quarantine
    Ethel Ashton Huggard Obituary
    Ethel Ashton Huggard Obituary

    Headstones
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Hoggard (Huggard) headstone
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Hoggard (Huggard) headstone
    Headstone located at 402348.6 N 1114781.9 W
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Huggard Headstone
    Frank and Ethel Ashton Huggard Headstone

    Histories
    Ethel Ashton Huggard History
    Ethel Ashton Huggard History

    Albums
    Hoggard
    Hoggard (54)
    Hoggard - Huggard photos, documents, etc.
    Ashton
    Ashton (141)
    Ashton and descendant families

  • Sources 
    1. [S501] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1900 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Ethel Ashton, 13, born in Nov 1886 in Utah (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S92] Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index, Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, (www.ancestry.com).

    3. [S493] Ashton Henry Family History by Aldura Ashton, Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton, (American Fork, Utah, Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton, 1925. (Document in possession of Lee R. Drew)).

    4. [S192] Utah, Utah, Alpine - 1920 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Alpine, (www.ancestry.com), Enumeration district 188, Sheet 5, Ethel A. Hoggard, 33 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S503] Utah, Utah, American Fork - 1930 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah , American Fork, (www.ancestry.com), Ethel Huggard, 43, born in Utah (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S168] Utah, Utah, American Fork - American Fork Cemetery, Utah, Utah, American Fork, American Fork Cemetery, Ethel A. Huggard tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S493] Ashton Henry Family History by Aldura Ashton, Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton, (American Fork, Utah, Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton, 1925. (Document in possession of Lee R. Drew)), Entry in record by Aleta Huggard Drew. (Reliability: 4).

    8. [S7577] Conquerors of the West : stalwart Mormon pioneers, National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, ([S.l.] : Agreka Books, c1999), 979 D37 v. 1 - v.4..

    9. [S7679] IGI.

    10. [S489] Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, Frank Elwood Esshom, (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913), 911 (Reliability: 3).