William Dixon Willan

27 May 1887–28 January 1947 (Age 59)
Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Dixon

When William Dixon Willan was born on 27 May 1887, in Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Willan, was 46 and his mother, Isabella Dixon, was 42. He had at least 1 son with Lydia Jessie Rowsell. He lived in Bedlington, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada in 1911. He died on 28 January 1947, in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 59, and was buried in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Dixon Willan
1887–1947
Lydia Jessie Rowsell
1887–1975
Fredrick John Willan
1925–1991

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Fredrick John Willan

    Male1925–1991Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 17

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.
1908

Age 21

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1918

Age 31

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

1 Swiss German: variant of Wielan ( see Wieland ).2 English: unexplained.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Dixon Williams, "England, Northumberland Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1920"
  • Wm Willan, "Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922"
  • William D Willan in household of John F Willan, "Canada Census, 1911"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.