Evelyn Thistlethwaite

1894–1981 (Age 87)
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Evelyn

When Evelyn Thistlethwaite was born on 1 January 1894, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Thistlewaite, was 45 and her mother, Betsy Dale, was 27. She died on 23 May 1981, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Evelyn Thistlethwaite
Harry Kershaw

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Thistlewaite


  • Betsy Dale




  • Anne Thistlethwaite


  • Milfread Thistlewaite


  • Harnald Thistlewaite


  • Male1890–1973Male

  • W Leroy Thistlethwaite


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 23

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Evelyn Thiselwaite in household of William Thiselwaite, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Evelyn Kershaw in household of Harry Kershaw, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Evelen Thistlewaild in household of M* Thistlewaild, "United States Census, 1900"

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