Walter Harwood

Brief Life History of Walter

When Walter Harwood was born in July 1859, in Shipdham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Charles Harwood, was 33 and his mother, Maria Jarvis Davy, was 34. He married Grace Annie Leach in January 1882, in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cranworth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Jarrow, Durham, England in 1891. In 1881, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as bricklayer. He died on 12 July 1904, in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

Walter Harwood
Grace Annie Leach
Marriage: January 1882
Annie Elizabeth "Bessey" Harwood
Percy Robert Harwood
Frederick Walter Harwood

Sources (16)

  • Walter Harwood, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915

World Events (3)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

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 (Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places called Harwood (Lancashire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Devon), Harewood (Herefordshire, Yorkshire), or Horwood (Devon). The placenames derive from Old English hār ‘gray’ or hara ‘hare’ + wudu ‘wood’. This name has also become established in Ireland.

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

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