William Arthur Pettit

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

William Arthur Pettit
1860–1904
Jessie Ann Anderton
1861–1924
Marriage: 19 April 1887
Jessie Kathleen Pettit
1888–1976
Arthur Harry Pettit
1894–1983
Eric William Pettit
1897–1981
Alice Mary Pettit
1900–1950
William Arthur Pettit
1904–1984

Sources (34)

  • Wm A Pettit, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Arthur Pettit, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920"
  • William Arthur Pettit, "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-1920"

World Events (4)

1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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

1884

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

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

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William Arthur and the gun story

William loved the out of doors, but his work held him in town. the real reason for him moving to Fort Rouge was to have a little acreage to work in his spare time. The Red and Assinaboine Rivers flowe …

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