Ephraim Waldrow Whitehead

Male4 October 1859–1892

Brief Life History of Ephraim Waldrow

When Ephraim Waldrow Whitehead was born on 4 October 1859, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Hutchings Whitehead, was 30 and his mother, Louisa Boldy, was 32. He died in 1892, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 33.

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Thomas Hutchings Whitehead
Louisa Boldy
Thomas Whitehead
Sarah Ann Whitehead
Bethal Kitson Whitehead
Ephraim Waldrow Whitehead
Stephen Whitehead
Hannah Kitson Whitehead
Charles Waldron Whitehead
William Thomas Whitehead

Sources (4)

  • Ephraim Waldron Whitehead in household of Thomas Whitehead, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ephraim Waldrow Whitehead - Government record: birth-name: Ephraim Waldrow Whitehead
  • Ephriam W Whitehead, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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World Events (3)

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 4

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 21

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


Age 25

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hed ‘head’ (Old English hwīt + hēafod), denoting a person with white or fair hair. Occasionally perhaps from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + hod ‘hood’ (Old English hwīt + hōd).

Irish: adopted by erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf ).

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

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