John William Croft

1857–7 June 1950 (Age 93)
Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Croft was born in 1857, in Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Croft, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Coxon, was 27. He married Mary Ann West on 23 May 1878, in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Skirbeck Quarter, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Wilsford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 7 June 1950, in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 93, and was buried in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John William Croft
1857–1950
Mary Ann West
1857–1946
Marriage: 23 May 1878
John George CROFT
1880–
Walter Croft
1884–
Arthur Croft
1886–
Ernest Croft
1889–
Amy Croft
1890–
William Croft
1893–
Ellen CROFT
1895–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1878East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (7)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 23
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    1884
    Age 27
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1904 · The Entente Cordiale
    Age 47
    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places, for example in Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Herefordshire, and North Yorkshire, all named with Old English croft ‘small arable enclosure (normally adjoining a house)’, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a croft, from Middle English croft.English: possibly in some cases a variant of Craft 2.Americanized form of German, Danish, Swedish, or Jewish Kraft . Compare Kroft and Craft .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Craft
    Crate
    Crofts
    Groft

    Sources (22)

    • John William Croft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • John William Craft in household of William Craft, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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