William Arthur Pettit

Male29 December 1860–16 August 1904

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

Sources (30)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1887Saint Johns Wood, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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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

    English (mainly southeastern): variant of Petit .

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

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    Story Highlight

    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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