Harold Rushton

Maleabout September 1878–26 July 1950

Brief Life History of Harold

When Harold Rushton was born about September 1878, in Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Rushton, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Cowking, was 30. He married Alice B Cowking in 1921, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 26 July 1950, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Harold Rushton
Alice B Cowking
Marriage: 1921

Sources (4)

  • Harold Rushton in household of William Rushton, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Harold Rushton - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: about September 1878; Newton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Harold Rushton, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1921Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 2

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


    Age 6

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

    Age 23

    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.

    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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