William Arthur Pettit

29 December 1860–16 August 1904 (Age 43)
Wallingford, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Arthur

When William Arthur Pettit was born on 29 December 1860, in Wallingford, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Pettit, was 28 and his mother, Sophia Arthur, was 22. He married Jessie Ann Anderton on 19 April 1887, in Saint Johns Wood, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1880, his occupation is listed as dry goods of drapery, farmer in England, United Kingdom. He died on 16 August 1904, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 43, and was buried in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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William Arthur Pettit
Jessie Ann Anderton
Marriage: 19 April 1887
Jessie Kathleen Pettit
Arthur Harry Pettit
Eric William Pettit
Alice Mary Pettit
William Arthur Pettit

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World Events (5)

Age 9
Age 11
British Columbia joins the confederation.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 20
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

(1997: 7263;2007: 14191; 2010: 19004)English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

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

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Story Highlight

William Arthur and his prize chickens

in 1900 William sold the house on Boyd Ave. and built a new one in Fort Rouge on Corydon Ave. The Fort Rouge property had considerable land surrounding it so William started raising prize chickens qui …

Sources (28)

  • Wm A Pettit, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • H. W. Pettit in entry for Eric William Pettit and Vera May Brewster, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William A Pettit in entry for Jessie Ann Pettit, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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