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.

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William Dixon Willan
Lydia Jessie Rowsell
Fredrick John Willan

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    Fredrick John 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

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

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

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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"

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