Catherine Golby

20 July 1925–7 February 2004 (Age 78)
Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Golby was born on 20 July 1925, in Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin Golby, was 23 and her mother, Laura Kate Stevens, was 20. She married Douglas W Gosden in 1945, in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died on 7 February 2004, at the age of 78.

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Douglas W Gosden
Catherine Golby
Marriage: 1945

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    Douglas W Gosden



Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1928 · Women Granted Right to Vote

Age 3

Women in England over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote on May 7, 1928.

Age 15

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Age 23

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Norfolk and Cumbria named Colby, from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.2 Variant spelling of Norwegian Kolby, a habitational name in Akershus, with the same etymology as 1.

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

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Golby Gospen or Gosden in household of Douglas Gospen or Gosden, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Golby in entry for Ben A Gosden, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Catherine Golby, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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