Walter James Carr

Brief Life History of Walter James

When Walter James Carr was born in 1875, in Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Carr, was 40 and his mother, Maria Waite, was 41. He married Elizabeth Simons in January 1900, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Walter James Carr
Elizabeth Simons
Marriage: January 1900
Elizabeth Elsie Carr
Edna Maria Carr

Sources (13)

  • Walter James Carr in household of Henry Carr, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Walter James Carr, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Walter James Carr, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’, explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname, Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr .

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop, otherwise unknown.

Irish: in Galway, a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire, see Keary .

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

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