William Henry Trevithick

22 February 1840–23 May 1910 (Age 70)
Gwennap, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Trevithick was born on 22 February 1840, in Gwennap, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Trevithick, was 25 and his mother, Johanna Youlton, was 23. He married Mary Jeffery on 2 April 1864. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Central City, Gilpin, Colorado, United States in 1880 and Laurium, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1900. In 1895, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as miner in Marquette, Michigan, United States. He died on 23 May 1910, in Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Houghton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Trevithick
Mary Jeffery
Marriage: 2 April 1864
William Trevithick
Richard John Trevithick
William Trevithick

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1864
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1859: Arapahoe, Kansas Territory, United States 1859: Montana, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Gilpin, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Gilpin, Colorado, United States. [Spreads into Clear Creek County]

    Name Meaning

    Cornish (Cornwall and Decon): habitational name from any of several places in Cornwall named Trevithick (in Saint Columb Major, Saint Columb Minor, Perranzabuloe, and Saint Ewe), probably named in Cornish with tre ‘house’ + a mutated form of methek ‘doctor’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Trevithick Brothers

    THE BROTHERS TREVITHICK The conditions in the mid-1800s in Cornwall were as bad as and of those reported in Ireland during the famine. The crops were suffering from the same blight that affected the p …

    Sources (20)

    • William H Trevithic, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William Trevidick, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
    • William Henry Trevithick in entry for William Trevithick, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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