Henry Wheelwright

Male25 June 1864–26 February 1936

Brief Life History 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

Sources (11)

  • Henry Wheelwright in household of William Pearson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Henry Wheelwright, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Henry Wheelwright, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 July 1887Beeston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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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 (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.

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

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