William Dixon Willan

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

The Life Summary of William Dixon

When William Dixon Willan was born on 27 May 1887, in Blyth, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Willan, was 47 and his mother, Isabella Dixon, was 42. He had at least 1 son with Lydia Jessie Rowsell Willan. 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, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 59, and was buried in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, Canada.

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William Dixon Willan
Lydia Jessie Rowsell Willan
William Harold Willan

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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.
Age 21
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
Age 31
WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English (northern): of Norman origin, from the Middle English and Old French personal name Willan (from ancient Germanic Wiland, a variant of the name seen in Wieland ). Sometimes, perhaps, from Willin as a diminutive of Will , a pet form of William .German: possibly a variant of Wielan (see Wieland ). This surname is very rare in Germany.

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

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Sources (10)

  • William Dixon William, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William D Willan in household of John F Willan, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • William Dixon Willan in entry for Lydia Jessie Willan, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986"

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