Emma Piper

Brief Life History of Emma

When Emma Piper was born on 3 February 1849, in Vernham Dean, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Piper, was 55 and her mother, Eliza Woods, was 39. She married Edwin Henry Wells about 1870. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Tunbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 17 April 1926, in Hildenborough, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hildenborough, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Henry Wells
1849–1936
Emma Piper
1849–1926
Marriage: about 1870
Edwin George Wells
1871–1945
Evelyn Beatrice Wells
1891–1944
Charles Henry Wells
1873–1907
Eva Armina Wells
1875–1919
Ethel Winifred Wells
1879–1940
Jessie Hilda Wells
1880–1925
Emma Maud Wells
1882–1883
Mabel Wells
1885–1965
Albert Percy Wells
1886–1891
Florence Constance Wells
1887–1905
Frederick Theodore Claud Wells
1893–1975

Sources (13)

  • Emma Wells in household of Edwin Henry Wells, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Emma Piper, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Emma Wells, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

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

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

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): occupational name for a player on the pipes, Middle English pipere, sometimes a paid town musician.

English: sometimes a variant of Peppard .

English: perhaps occasionally an occupational name from late Middle English piper ‘repairer or layer of pipes; plumber’.

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

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