James Edward Sweet

1875–1940 (Age 65)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Sweet was born in 1875, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sweet, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Sweet, was 23. He married Florence Maud Wardle on 27 May 1899, in Waterfoot St James, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Bacup, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in 1940, at the age of 65, and was buried in Chadderton Cemetery, Chadderton, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Sweet
Florence Maud Wardle
Marriage: 27 May 1899
Augustus Drew Sweet
Harry Sweet
James Sweet
Thomas Sweet
Jock Sweet

Spouse and Children

27 May 1899
Waterfoot St James, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Augustus Drew Sweet


    James Sweet






+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Sweet


    Hannah Sweet




World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 3

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Age 9

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Burial record

Died aged 65 Chadderton cemetery G41 35 Rectory St Middleton Manchester.

Sources (3)

  • James Edward Sweet, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • James E Sweet in household of John Sweet, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James Ed Sweet, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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