William George Larkin

Male3 October 1851–12 April 1944

Brief Life History of William George

William George Larkin was born on 3 October 1851, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Larkin and Mary Wright. He married Mary Catherine Kate Winder on 20 October 1878, in Blissfield, Blissfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Clinton, Clinton Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Deerfield, Deerfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 12 April 1944, at the age of 92, and was buried in Ridgeway, Ridgeway Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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William George Larkin
Mary Catherine Kate Winder
Marriage: 20 October 1878
Carrie E. Larkins
Carrie E. Larkins
Eva Larkin
Ella Mary Larkin

Sources (12)

  • William Larkin in household of Robert M Redick, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Larkin, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • William Larkin, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1878Blissfield, Blissfield Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

    Age 12

    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.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 25

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Lar-, Lor-, both pet forms of Lawrence , formed with the addition of the Middle English suffix -kin.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin ‘descendant of Lorcán’, a personal name from a diminutive of lorc ‘fierce, cruel’. This Gaelic name was often regarded as an equivalent of English Lawrence .

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

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