Mary Whitehead

Newton Heath, Lancashire, England

The Life of Mary

Mary Whitehead was born in 1836, in Newton Heath, Lancashire, England as the daughter of John Berry Whitehead and Sarah Drinkwater. She married Joseph Watters on 12 January 1860, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States for about 40 years.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Watters
Mary Whitehead
Marriage: 12 January 1860
Sarah Edith Watters
Frank Milton Watters
Ernest William Watters

Spouse and Children

12 January 1860
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Sarah Edith Watters


    Frank Milton Watters


    Ernest William Watters


Parents and Siblings

    John Berry Whitehead


    Sarah Drinkwater




    Robert Whitehead


    John Whitehead


    Edward Whitehead



    Richard Whitehead


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 14

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 31

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + heved ‘head’.2 Irish (Connacht): erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ ( see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.3 Translated form of German Weisshaupt ( see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf ( see Weiskopf ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Watters in household of Joseph Watters, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Waters in household of Joseph Waters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Whitehead in household of John Whitehead, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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