John William Croft

Male1857–7 June 1950

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Croft was born in 1857, in Candlesby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Croft, was 27 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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John William Croft
Mary Ann West
Marriage: 23 May 1878
John George CROFT
Walter Croft
Arthur Croft
Ernest Croft
Amy Croft
William Croft

Sources (23)

  • John Croft, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John William Croft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John William Croft, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1878East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    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.


    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.

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