William Elsworth Mayhew

Male22 February 1861–24 April 1949

Brief Life History of William Elsworth

When William Elsworth Mayhew was born on 22 February 1861, in Lower Township, Cape May, New Jersey, United States, his father, Elam Mayhew, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Ackley, was 45. He married Christiana W Trimnell on 6 September 1885, in Plainville, Franklin Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Woodbury, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1935 and Clayton, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1940. He died on 24 April 1949, in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elsworth Mayhew
Christiana W Trimnell
Marriage: 6 September 1885
Charles Trimnel Mayhew
Hannah M. Mayhew
Harry Kendall Mayhew
Anna T. Mayhew
Sarah A. Mayhew
William Elsworth Mayhew
Lillian B. Mayhew
Reba Mayhew

Sources (14)

  • William Mayhew, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • William Mayhew in entry for Harry Mayhew and Helen Stroh, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • William E Mayhew in entry for William Elmer Mayhew, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1885Plainville, Franklin Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 18

    Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.


    Age 25

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): from the French and Middle English personal name Maheu (Old French Mahieu), a common Norman form of Matthew . Its common Middle English pet form was Maw, by syncope of the medial -he-; see under Maw 1. See also May and Mahy .

    Americanized form of French Mailloux .

    History: Thomas Mayhew (1593–1682) came to Medford, MA, from Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, c. 1632, and subsequently moved to Watertown, MA. In 1642 he established a settlement on Martha's Vineyard, with his son Thomas, who was the first English missionary to the Indians of New England.

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

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