John Whitehead

Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Whitehead was born in 1898, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Squire Whitehead, was 30 and his mother, Jane Crank, was 28.

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Squire Whitehead
Jane Crank
Eliza Jane Whitehead
Sarah Ann Whitehead
Alice Whitehead
John Whitehead
John Whitehead
Charlotte Whitehead
Amy Whitehead

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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 3

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 10

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 42

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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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  • John Whitehead in household of Squire Whitehead, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John Whitehead in household of Squire Whitehead, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • John Whitehead, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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