Female1852–12 November 1879

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia SHEPHERD was born in 1852, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, James SHEPHERD, was 37 and her mother, Anne Bennett, was 31. She married William Holloway on 16 April 1878. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She was buried in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Holloway
Marriage: 16 April 1878
William Charles Holloway
Gladys Hilda Holloway
Horace Hector Holloway

Sources (6)

  • Sophia Holloway in household of William Holloway, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials 1813-1965
  • Sophia Shepherd in household of James Shepherd, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 April 1878
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 2

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

    Age 15

    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English schepeherde ‘shepherd’ (Old English scēaphyrde, scēap‐weard).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘shepherd’, for example German and Jewish Schäfer (see Schaefer ).

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

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