William Henry Penhalligan

7 September 1828–
Colan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Penhalligan was born on 7 September 1828, in Colan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard James Penhalligon The 2nd, was 23 and his mother, Dorcas Stanway, was 26. He married Mary Ellery on 24 May 1851, in St Columb Minor, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Linden, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years.

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William Henry Penhalligan
Mary Ellery
Marriage: 24 May 1851
Mary Jane Penhallagen
William H. Penhallegon
Laura J. Penhallegon
Cora May Penhallegon
Mary M. Penhallegan

Spouse and Children

24 May 1851
St Columb Minor, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Jane Penhallagen


    William H. Penhallegon


    Laura J. Penhallegon


    Cora May Penhallegon


    Mary M. Penhallegan


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 5

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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Sources (3)

  • William Penhalliga in household of Richard Penhalliga, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • W H Penhallegon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Penhablegan, "United States Census, 1910"

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