William ("Bill") Vernon Ashley II was the son of Daniel W. Ashley and Lillian Keith Ashley. He was born on August 23, 1923 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
First Marriage and Children
Bill married Julianna ("Julie") McClinton in December 1950. Bill and Julie had the following children:
Catharine Rule Ashley, b. December 18, 1952 in Stamford, Connecticut
Chase Whitcher Ashley, b. November 16, 1956 in Stamford, Connecticut
Bill and Julie were divorced on May 9, 1969. Bill had requested the divorce; however, the divorce was granted to Julie on the basis of cruelty, since that was one of the few reasons for which divorces were allowed at the time in Connecticut.
Second Marriage and Children
Bill married Diane DeVries on _______ in _________. Bill and Diane had the following child:
Matthew David DeVries Ashley, b. January 5, 1986 in New York City
Bill died in Pinecrest Miami-Dade, Florida on August 28, 2009. He was cremated and his ashes were buried at Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA near the gravestones of his parents and other Ashley ancestors.
"Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2S7-FTH3 : 18 March 2018), William Vernon Ashley, 1976; citing Immigration, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, certificate , registration , Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Public Archives), Brazil.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7BP-31H : 6 March 2020), William V Ashley in household of Daniel W Ashley, Darien Town, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-30, sheet 9A, line 7, family 179, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 494.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSTJ-R4D : accessed 9 April 2020), William V Ashley in household of Daniel L Ashley, New Trier, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2222, sheet 23A, line 23, family 318, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 503; FHL microfilm 2,340,238.
The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 13. Link to record at ancestry.com.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bill by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Chase Ashley :
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #464788 +
Y-Chromosome Test 75 markers, haplogroup R-S588
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Bill: