Elizabeth Ellen Brindle

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Ellen

When Elizabeth Ellen Brindle was born on 19 August 1885, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Nathaniel Brindle, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Ellen Winstanley, was 32. She married Henry Houghton on 2 June 1906, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wigan All Saints, Lancashire, England in 1891 and Hindley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 28 years.

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Henry Houghton
Elizabeth Ellen Brindle
Marriage: 2 June 1906
Janet Houghton
Elizabeth Ellen Houghton
Henry Houghton
Nathaniel Houghton
William Houghton

Sources (16)

  • Elizabeth E Brundle in household of Nathaniel Brundle, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Elizabeth Ellen Brindle, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915

World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Brindle, from Old English burna ‘stream’ + hyll ‘hill’.

South German: rare variant of Brindl or Bründl (and, in North America, also an altered form of these), a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from a Bavarian diminutive of Middle High German brun(ne) ‘spring, stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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