Henry Wheelwright

25 June 1864–26 February 1936 (Age 71)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

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.

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Henry Wheelwright
Sarah Ellen Pearson
Marriage: 31 July 1887
Alfred Pearson Wheelwright

Spouse and Children

31 July 1887
Beeston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 44

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of wheels, from Middle English whele ‘wheel’ (Old English hwēol) + wyrhta ‘wright’. See also Wheeler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Wheelwright in household of William Pearson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Henry Wheelwright in household of Samuel Wheelwright, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Henry Wheelwright in household of Grace Wheelwright, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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