Ethel Holt

1888–1988 (Age 100)
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Holt was born about 1888, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Holt, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Jane Thompson, was 42. She married Miles W Thwaite in September 1912, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died before 1988, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 99.

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Miles W Thwaite
Ethel Holt
Marriage: September 1912

Spouse and Children

September 1912
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 13

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 20

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 26

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 English, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the very many places named with this word. In England the surname is widely distributed, but rather more common in Lancashire than elsewhere.2 Shortened form of Dutch van Holt, a habitational name from places named Holt (see 1).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ethel Holt in household of John Holt, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Holt, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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