January 20, 1881, Warrington, Lancashire, England.
April 29, 1988, Dulwich, London, England.
Elizabeth’s father was Salvation Army (SA) Brigadier Frank Aspinall. Due to her father’s work, she moved around extensively: To America in 1883, then back to England in Maidstone, Plymouth, Hull, Ipswich and elsewhere.
She left school and began working for her father around 1895, the same time the Musical Salvationist published one of her songs. She married SA Captain William S. Ashby in Elgin, Scotland, in 1903, and they served together in northern Scotland.