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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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 (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"

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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.


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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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