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Aldura Marie Hammer

Aldura Marie Hammer[1]

Female 1862 - 1935  (73 years)

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  • Name Aldura Marie Hammer 
    Born 21 Apr 1862  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Census 1870  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [8

    • Hans Hammer, 40, farmer, real estate $2000, property $500, born in Denmark. Annie Hammer, 31, keeping house, born in Denmark. George Hammer, 12, born in Utah. Margaret Hammer, 10, born in Utah. Aldura Hammer, 8, born in Utah. Elizabeth Hammer, 1, born in Utah.
    Census 1880  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [9

    • Aldura Hammer, 18, Servant / Housekeeping, Father born in Denmark, Mother born in Denmark. Living with the John Woodhouse Family.
    Move 23 Jun 1884  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to the home on the corner of 400 West Main Street 
    Move 1889  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to a farm south of town 
    Census 1900  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [10

    • 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.
    Move 1908  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to 100 South 500 West 
    Census 1910  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [11

    • Aldura Ashton, 47, born in Utah. Warren Ashton, 21, farm labor, born in Utah. Mable Ashton, 7, born in Utah. Marvin Ashton, 14, born in Utah.
    Census 1920  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • Aldura Ashton, 57, born in Utah. Mabel Ashton, 26, born in Utah. Warren Ashton, 31, born in Utah. Mary E. Ashton, 26, born in Utah.
    Died 29 Apr 1935  American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    • Surname, Name: Aldura Marie Ashton
      Birth Date: 21 April 1862
      Death Date: 29 April 1935
      Cemetery: Lehi

      Burial Information: Ashton, Aldura Marie
      Birth: 0/0/1862
      Death: 4/29/1935
      Burial: 5/2/1935
      Place of Birth: Lehi, Utah
      Place of Death: American Fork, Utah
      Cause of Death: Arthritis Deformus
      Grave Location: Lehi City Cemetery, UK_41
      Source: Sexton Records / Grant
    Buried 2 May 1935  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 12, 13
    Notes 
    • Aldura Marie Hammer was born April 21, 1862 in Lehi, Utah, the daughter of Hans Hammer and Julia Marie Reese (Riis) Hammer. Her parents were converted to the L.D.S. religion in Bregning, Svendborg, Bornholm, Denmark in 1853, and in 1854 came to America. They went to Salt Lake City and lived there for four years. In 1858, they moved to Lehi which became their permanent home.

      When Aldura was only five years old, her father was left alone to take care of the children at the death of her mother. He soon married Anne Christine Orego and the children learned to love her. As Aldura grew up, she took and active part in the Sunday School and other organizations of the Church.

      Aldura and Henry were married June 23, 1884, and they had eight children. Their first home was in Lehi. After their first child, Ethel, arrived, they move out of own on a farm. Henry's father had deeded him five acres in the southeast corner of his farm. Here they built a one-room house and began life as farmers. There the remainder of their children was born and four of them died. After two hard years of struggle, they built a two-room brick house of which they were very proud.

      After a few years, Aldura sold their home on the farm and moved back into Lehi. Aldura had an independent nature and was not afraid of work. She took in all kinds of work, and also went out by the day as a helper until her health began to fail her. Her grown daughter, Mabel, died in 1920. This was a great blow to Aldura and her health steadily grew worse. She was afflicted with arthritis and had to use crutches to get around, and then finally a wheelchair. For 23 years she was an invalid.

      As she had always been active in the Church and a good friend and neighbor, it was really a handicap to have to say at home. She still tried to do what she could, even wiping dishes as she sat in her wheelchair. When a quilting was to be held in the neighborhood, the neighbors used to bring the quilts to her home and they would all gather there to quilt while the grandchildren played under the quilt. Her sister Margaret, used to come to her home with her children around Christmas time and they would pull candy and make popcorn balls. The family enjoyed happy times together.

      During the last fourteen years of her life, she lived in American Fork with her only living daughter, Ethel A. Huggard. She died on April 29, 1935.

      Database: Full Context of Daughters of Utah Pioneers Obituary Scrapbook Obituary Scrapbook Aldura Ashton:

      LEHI--Funeral services for Mrs. Aldura Ashton. 73. who died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Huggard, in American Fork, will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. in the Lehi L. D. S. First ward chapel. with burial in the city cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Margaret Cox Thursday morning from 10 until time for the services.

      Obituary Scrapbook Aldura Ashton:

      Mrs. Ashton was born April 21, 1862, in Lehi.

      Database: Full Context of Daughters of Utah Pioneers Obituary Scrapbook Obituary Scrapbook Aldura Ashton:

      AMERICAN FORK.--Mrs. Aldura Ashton, 73, died at the home of her daughter,Mrs. Frank Huggard, in American Fork, after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Ashton had been an invalid for more than 20 years, suffering with rheumatism.

      Obituary Scrapbook Aldura Ashton:

      Mrs. Ashton was born April 31. 1862. in Lehi, a daughter of Hans and Julia Hammer. She lived most of her life there until 11 years ago, when she came to American Fork to live with her daughter.

      Obituary Scrapbook Aldura Ashton:

      She married Henry Ashton June 26. 1885. He died about 30 years ago. She was the mother of eight children. three of whom survive as follows: Warren Ashton, Salt Lake; Mrs. Ethel Huggard. American Fork. and Marvin Ashton. Lehi: 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Cox. Funeral services were held Thursday in Lehi. Interment was in the Lehi cemetery.
    Person ID I439230  7_families
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2006 

    Father Hans Andersen Hammer,   b. 11 Oct 1829, Vestermarie, Bornholm, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1905, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Juliane Marie Hansdatter Riis,   b. 24 Dec 1826, Klemensker, Bornholm, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1867, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1853  Nylarsker, Vester, Bornholm, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F159714  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Married 23 Jun 1884  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 14, 15
    Children 
    +1. Ethel Ashton,   b. 7 Nov 1886, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1954, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. Warren Ashton,   b. 23 Sep 1888, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1958, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. Orpha Ashton,   b. 23 Oct 1890, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1891, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mabel Ashton,   b. 11 Jun 1893, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1920, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     5. Harold Ashton,   b. 9 May 1894, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1894, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Henry Marvin Ashton,   b. 23 Sep 1895, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1968, American Fork, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Child Ashton,   b. 24 Oct 1897, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1897, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Julie Anna Ashton,   b. 23 Apr 1899, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1899, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F159706  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Apr 1862 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - to the home on the corner of 400 West Main Street - 23 Jun 1884 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jun 1884 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - to a farm south of town - 1889 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - to 100 South 500 West - 1908 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1935 - American Fork, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2 May 1935 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Aldura Marie Hammer
    Aldura Marie Hammer
    Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton
    Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton
    Hans Hammer Home - Lehi, Utah
    Hans Hammer Home - Lehi, Utah
    Aldura Marie Hammer Huggard
    Aldura Marie Hammer Huggard
    Henry and Aldura Ashton Home
    Henry and Aldura Ashton Home
    Ethel Ashton on left - others unknown
    Henry and Aldura Hammer Ashton Family
    Henry and Aldura Hammer Ashton Family
    Front L-R: Mabel, Aldura, Marvin, Henry
    Back L-R: Warren, Ethel
    Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton School Class Reunion
    Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton School Class Reunion
    Aldura is on the front row - far right. The names of the other class members are unknown.

    Documents
    Aldura Hammer Ashton Death Certificate
    Aldura Hammer Ashton Death Certificate
    Aldura Ashton Divorce Filing
    Aldura Ashton Divorce Filing

    Headstones
    Henry and Aldura Hammer Ashton headstone
    Henry and Aldura Hammer Ashton headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S7666] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1910 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Aldura Ashton, 47, born in Utah (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7579] Utah, Utah, American Fork - 1935 - Aldura Marie Hammer Ashton death certificate, State of Utah. Department of Health., (1935, certificate in possesson of Lee R. Drew).

    3. [S160] Utah State Historical Society Burials Database, Utah State Historical Society, ( Sexton Records / Grant), Aldura Marie Ashton, Lehi City Cemetery, UK_41 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S500] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1920 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Aldura Ashton, 57, born in Denmark (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    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)).

    8. [S498] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1870 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Aldura Hammer, 8, born in Utah (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S174] Utah, Utah, American Fork - 1880 - Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880, (Washington : National Archives and Records Service, [19--]), Aldura Hammer, 18, UT, National Archives Film T9-1338, Page 266B (Reliability: 4).

    10. [S501] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1900 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Aldura Ashton, 38, born in Apr 1862 in Utah (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S7666] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1910 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Aldura Ashton, 47, widow, born in Utah (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S495] Utah, Utah, Lehi - Lehi Cemetery, Utah, Utah, Lehi Cemetery, «b»Aldura Ashton«/b» tombstone (Reliability: 3).

    13. [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 recorded by her daughter Ethel Ashton Huggard (Reliability: 4).

    14. [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..

    15. [S7679] IGI.