Sydney Dawson Biggs

13 September 1889–23 January 1970 (Age 80)
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sydney Dawson

When Sydney Dawson Biggs was born on 13 September 1889, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John William Biggs, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Ann Dawson, was 26. He married Annie Jane Hull on 13 January 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 23 January 1970, in his hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Sydney Dawson Biggs
Annie Jane Hull
Marriage: 13 January 1917
Annie Gertrude Mary Biggs
Reginald Dawson Biggs
Alice Biggs
May Biggs

Spouse and Children

13 January 1917
West Ham London


Parents and Siblings

    John William Biggs





World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 15

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a large or stout person, Middle English bigge + unexplained -s.2 English: records of names such as William de Bigges (Cambridgeshire 1327 ) and Laurentia atte Bigge (Somerset 1327 ) suggest that it must also have a topographic or habitational origin, but the etymology is obscure.3 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Beggs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sydney D Biggs in household of John W Biggs, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sydney Dawson Biggs, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"
  • Sydney Dawson Biggs, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"

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