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Astley Cooper Ancona, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1833
Elizabethtown
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1890
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA

Astley Cooper Ancona was one of several sons born to Moses Morris Montefiore Ancona and his wife Mary Ann nee Knapp. Not long after he was born the family moved back to Berks County PA to a house in Alsace township. His father was a physician and Astley was named for a famous English surgeon Sir Astley Paston Cooper.
By the time he was 14 years old he was working odd jobs. He eventually got a job on the railroad and for much of his life in various positions including machinist and engineer. He traveled a lot in his early life but once he married he settled in Evansville Indiana. He is credited with at least 3 patents for inventions he developed during his time working for the railroad. 
 
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 Parents:
  Moses Montefiore Ancona (1791 - 1854)
  Mary Ann Knapp Ancona (1802 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Blauth Ancona (1844 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  Norma Louise Ancona (1867 - 1924)*
  Ida Lily Ancona (1870 - 1947)*
  Julia B Ancona (1877 - 1905)*
  Sydney Ancona (1880 - 1885)*
  Catharine Adelaide Ancona (1886 - 1976)*
  Astley Cooper Ancona (1889 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caroline Louisa Ancona Moyer (1821 - 1892)*
  Sydenham Elnathan Ancona (1824 - 1913)*
  Sarah Almaretta Ancona Schroeder (1828 - 1899)*
  Astley Cooper Ancona (1833 - 1890)
  Edward Percival Ancona (1839 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Evansville
Vanderburgh County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Sara A Straub
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67489235
Astley Cooper Ancona, Sr
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Astley Cooper Ancona, Sr
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Astley Cooper Ancona, Sr
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 Added: Dec. 27, 2011
 
 
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