Harry Rushton

MaleSeptember 1885–5 April 1946

Brief Life History of Harry

When Harry Rushton was born in September 1885, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Rushton, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Cowking, was 37. He married Mary Parker in 1905, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 April 1946, in Newton, Yorkshire, England, at the age of 60, and was buried in Slaidburn, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Harry Rushton
Mary Parker
Marriage: 1905
John Parker Rushton
Kate Rushton
Betty Rushton
Annie Rushton
William Edward Rushton

Sources (12)

  • Harry Rushton in household of William Rushton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harry Rushton - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: about September 1884; Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1905Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (7)

    1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

    Age 16

    The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.


    Age 23

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1908 · 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers

    Age 23

    The 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers was active from 1908-1967. They were another volunteer unit for Britian's Territorial Army. During WWI they fought on the Western Front and during WWII they arrived in Liverpool just in time for the Liverpool Blitz.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Rishton (Lancashire) and Rushton (Staffordshire), and perhaps also from Rushton (Cheshire, Northamptonshire), Rushton in East Stoke (Dorset), and Rhiston (Shropshire). The placenames derive from Old English risc ‘rush’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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