William Henry Trevithick

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

The Life 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

2 April 1864


    William Trevithick


    Richard John Trevithick



Parents and Siblings

    William Trevithick


    Johanna Youlton





    Elizabeth Jane Trevithick


    John Dawe Trevithick


    Joseph Trevithick


    Richard Trevithick


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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: habitational name from any of various places, in the parishes of St. Columb Major, St. Columb Minor, Perranzabuloe, and St Ewe, so named from Cornish tre ‘homestead’, ‘settlement’ + various personal names; in the case of the last-mentioned place, the second element may be a lenited 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 (3)

  • William H Trevithic, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Trevithick in household of William Trevithick, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Trevithick in household of Elizabeth Trevithick, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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