When Henry Wheelwright was born on 25 June 1864, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Wheelwright, was 34 and his mother, Grace Hawkesworth, was 35. He married Sarah Ellen Pearson on 31 July 1887, in Beeston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Holbeck, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 26 February 1936, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71, and was buried in Adel, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
English (Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English whelewright(e), whelrihte ‘wheelwright, maker of wheels and wheeled vehicles’ (Old English hwēol + wyrhta). See also Wheeler .
History: John Wheelwright (c. 1592–1679), clergyman, came to Boston, MA, from Lincolnshire, England in 1636. He was banished from Massachusettes for his support of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson, in the antinomian controversy; he set up a community at Exeter, NH.