William Worthington

19 March 1855–4 December 1908 (Age 53)
Thornley, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Worthington was born on 19 March 1855, in Thornley, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Worthington, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Platt, was 40. He had at least 1 daughter with Mary Ellen. He lived in Billy Row, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 4 December 1908, in Wheatley Hill, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 53, and was buried in Wheatley Hill, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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William Worthington
Mary Calvert
james Worthington
Anthony worthington
Sarah Jane Worthington
elizabeth jane Worthington
Sarah E Worthington
William Worthington
Mary Worthington
Ellen Worthington

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    William Worthington


    Sarah Platt




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World Events (4)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 25

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 49

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Leicestershire named Worthington; both may have originally been named in Old English as Wurðingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Wurð’, but it is also possible that the first element was Old English worðign, a derivative of worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Worthington, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Worthington, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • William Worthington in entry for William Worthington, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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