Emma Hollings

Idle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emma

When Emma Hollings was born in 1850, in Idle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Hollings, was 43 and her mother, Hannah Overend, was 37. She married Julius Dalby Thornton in 1874, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Emma Hollings
Thomas Duisdale Hollings

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World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 13

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

Age 34

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived among holly trees, from Middle English holins, a plural form from Old English hollegn ‘holly’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Hollings in household of William Hollings, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Emma Hollings in entry for Thomas Duisdale Hollings, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Emma Hollings in entry for Thomas Duisdale Hollings, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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