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
1840–1910
Mary Jeffery
1834–1880
Marriage: 2 April 1864
William Trevithick
1869–1871
Richard John Trevithick
1872–1937
William Trevithick
1876–1953

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 April 1864
children

(3)

    William Trevithick

    Male1869–1871Male

    Richard John Trevithick

    Male1872–1937Male

    Male1876–1953Male

Parents and Siblings

    William Trevithick

    Male1814–1890Male

    Johanna Youlton

    Female1816–1890Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1840–1910Male

    Elizabeth Jane Trevithick

    Female1842–1842Female

    John Dawe Trevithick

    Male1843–1893Male

    Joseph Trevithick

    Male1845–1893Male

    Richard Trevithick

    Male1849–1851Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1843

Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1859

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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